Studyportals placeholder

Environmental Science, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) ,
This program is an integral part of regional, rural and national environmental sustainability. It provides a strong scientific understanding of global environmental issues and well-developed technical and scientific competencies in field and laboratory related to: ecological principles and methods, land and environmental impact assessment, etc.


The Bachelor of Environmental Science produces graduates of high quality, who will be valued for their expertise in basic scientific disciplines and for their ability to apply their knowledge to cross-disciplinary areas, especially those relating to environmental issues. They will have opportunities to undertake a wide choice of elective units in soil, ecological restoration, conservation biology, water, wildlife or vegetation. The Bachelor of Environmental Science also provides a specialisation or major in Management where additional skills in project management, natural resources policy, land, wildlife and water management can be obtained. A fourth year is required for Honours.

A fourth Honours year is available to students with an above average academic record. Study is undertaken in one of the disciplines chosen for specialisation leading to the award of Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours. The BEnvSc(Hons) degree can lead to further postgraduate study.

Career Opportunities

Examples include positions in museums and herbaria, zoos and botanic gardens; commercial industry and government planning departments; environmental protection agencies; national parks and wildlife management; forestry; water and soil conservation; environmental consultancies conducting impact statements and assessments; mining (rehabilitation, waste control and treatment); research careers with CSIRO, university and industries.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Up to 10 years Part-time
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biology I
  • Biology II
  • Plant Diversity
  • Chemistry I
  • Ecology - Populations to Ecosystems
  • Ecological Methods
  • Land Assessment for Sustainable Use
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Introduction to GIS and Spatial Thinking
  • Quantitative Skills with Applications
  • Remote Sensing and Surveying
  • Sustaining Our Rural Environment I
  • Sustaining Our Rural Environment II
  • Introduction to Statistical Modelling
  • Vertebrate Zoology - Evolution and Diversity

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    28000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    14770 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14770 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The University offers a number of Faculty/College and country scholarships available to Australian citizens and permanent residents.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.