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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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About The Course

Growing populations in less developed countries and rising incomes in more developed countries are placing increasing demands on the Earth’s resources. Consequently, there are many unresolved conflicts over the use of natural resources and the conservation of the environment. 

As a Natural Resource Management student you will learn how to apply scientific, economic and social knowledge to help society resolve these conflicts. If you have a strong interest in science, a commitment to conserving natural resources in a sustainable manner, and want to play a role in the future of our environment you will be well-suited to study this major. It is envisaged that there will be up to two overnight field trips (cost of food and accommodation of up to $300 for around six nights to be paid by the student).

Career Pathways

Graduates of Natural Resource Management at The University of Western Australia are in high demand as the world grapples with the challenge of sustainably managing our natural environment. Key employers include government departments and agencies responsible for the environment, conservation, climate change policy, agriculture and food, and primary industries. In the private sector, employers include engineering and environmental consultancies, and the mineral and energy industries. Employers also include non-governmental organisations such as World Wildlife Fund.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years (BSc); 4 years (BSc[Hons])

    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Economics 
  • Geographies of a Global City
  • Science, Society and Data Analysis 
  • Communicating Science
  • Quantitative Methods in Environmental Management
  • Geographic Information Systems 
  • Reading Landscapes: People and Processes 

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 00126G

  • This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40104 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 120300 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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.


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