Environmental Science, B.Sc.

Environmental Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
Environmental scientists have careers in planning, management, monitoring and research. These roles are usually found in government departments and agencies, local councils, consultancies, and industrial and mining companies, and you could be working in urban, rural or remote settings.

About

We rely on our natural environment to sustain our lives and our lifestyles. We continually need to improve our understanding and management of the natural environment to balance our development with wise management while minimising impacts and degradation.

An understanding of the mechanisms controlling environmental systems provides the skills required to undertake a great range of scientific environmental planning and management, and tackle problems such as local water quality and ecosystem impacts, soil erosion, catchment and groundwater use, or adaptation to global climate change.

Why choose this course?

Environmental scientists have careers in planning, management, monitoring and research. These roles are usually found in government departments and agencies, local councils, consultancies, and industrial and mining companies, and you could be working in urban, rural or remote settings.

Graduates assess resources, implement environmental impact programs, analyse and interpret environmental data and formulate contingency plans in areas including strategic land-use planning; waste disposal; pollution measurement and control; coastal protection; environmental impact of mining, tourism and urban development; rehabilitation and reforestation of degraded sites; ground water assessment and modelling; flood plain planning; erosion control; and marine science.

Career outcomes

Environmental scientists are continually needed in a wide variety of planning, management, monitoring and research careers. These roles are usually found in government departments and agencies, local councils, consultancy, and industrial and mining companies. As an Environmental Science graduate, you could be working in urban, rural or remote settings depending on your interests.

Graduates are equipped to assess resources, implement environmental impact programs, analyse and interpret environmental data and formulate contingency plans in a wide variety of areas. These include strategic land use planning; pollution measurement and control; coastal protection; environmental impact of mining, forestry, agriculture, tourism and urban development; rehabilitation and reforestation of degraded sites; natural resource management (ground water, soil, vegetation) and modeling.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand and a variety of other scientific societies, including the Soil Science Society of Australia and the Ecological Society of Australia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    288 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Grand Challenges in Science
  • Quantitative Methods in Science
  • Experimental Science 1
  • Experimental Science 2
  • Earth Systems
  • Ecosystems and the Environment
  • Experimental Design and Quantitative Methods
  • Global Environmental Issues


English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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Academic Requirements

Subject prerequisites

  • Maths B
  • English

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    32300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32300 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    32300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32300 USD 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.

  • 2018: $35400 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)
  • 2017: $32300 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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