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Environmental Science, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (ARWU) Armidale, Australia| Online
Environmental Science at University of New England  is a unique undergraduate program directly integrated to the protection and conservation of our regional, rural and national environment. It provides graduates with a strong scientific understanding of local to global environmental issues and their management
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Overview

Environmental Science at University of New England  program offers a wide range of flexible and personal learning opportunities to develop advanced scientific knowledge and field and laboratory skills related to ecological conservation, air, land, water, plant and wildlife management and protection. Students will engage and work with environmental practitioners, industry and regulators to solve the problems of today with innovative solutions whilst gaining the core attributes to be job ready in a wide range of careers. Local and international field trips give valuable hands on experience.

The Bachelor of Environmental Science provides opportunity for specialisation or majors in conservation ecology, envirobusiness, natural resources management, and remediation and restoration. The program allows a wide choice of elective units in soil, ecological restoration, conservation biology, water, wildlife or vegetation. A fourth year is required for Honours.

Career Opportunities

Examples include positions in museums and herbaria, zoos and botanic gardens; commercial industry and government planning departments; environmental protection agencies; national policy departments, conservation groups, national parks and wildlife management; forestry; water and soil conservation; environmental consultancies; environmental managers, mining (rehabilitation, waste control and treatment); ecotourism, 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
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Up to 10 years Part-time

  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology 
  • Plant Diversity 
  • Ecology: Concepts and applications 
  • Aquatic Ecology 
  • Ecoloy - Populations to Ecosystems 
  • Environmental Impact Assessment 
  • Introduction to GIS and Spatial Thinking 
  • Our Blue Planet 
  • Quantitative Skills with Applications 
  • Sustaining Our Rural Environment 
  • Soil Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    57

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code 030480G

  • A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
  • Assumed knowledge is dependant on degree subjects chosen, any two units of English, Chemistry, Mathematics.
  • Recommended studies: Biology.
  • For students without the recommended background knowledge, the School offers introductory units in Chemistry and Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29400 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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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.

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