Bachelor of Environmental Science - Environmental Management and Sustainability

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Throughout the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability) you will explore ways to manage the interaction between people and the environment. Combining the latest research with extensive application of skills in professional, community, lab and field settings you’ll devise and implement innovative solutions to protect natural resources both locally and globally. Develop the confidence to address some of the biggest environmental issues we face on a national and global scale by exploring the role science and society play in achieving global sustainability. Fieldwork is a rewarding part of this course and you’ll get plenty of opportunities to apply your skills in beautiful outdoor and community settings. Industry placements provide even more practical experience. Undertake 80 to 160 hours of placement to work alongside experienced environmental scientists.


24 credit points over 3 years. In third year, students will complete a professional work placement with an employer in a chosen field, further developing skills for a range of exciting careers.


  • Environmental health
  • Environmental management and sustainability

Standard entry requirements

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. This course uses the ATAR and your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. Refer to the Deakin University website for more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience. Personal statement Applicants who wish their work and volunteer/other experience to be considered as part of their application for entry are required to submit a personal statement with details of their work and volunteer/other experience, motivation to study and any other factors relevant to their application for the course.


Once students have gained experience working in the environmental industry, students will be eligible to become a Certified Environmental Practitioner through the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.

Study pathways

An honours year is available for high-achieving students upon completion of this degree.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne Burwood
  • ATAR: 60.35
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery

Further information

Graduates may choose to pursue opportunities in a wide variety of careers such as environmental planning, environmental policy, sustainability, environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation, industry-based environmental management, waste management, environmental education, catchment management, water resource management, land rehabilitation, pollution control, environmental science, conservation, and coastal and park management.

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