Bachelor of Environmental Science - Environmental Management and Sustainability

Deakin University

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

Environmental management is a multidisciplinary field that focuses on finding solutions to the world's most pressing environmental problems. Throughout the degree, you'll explore ways to manage the interaction between people and the environment, as well as how to satisfy society's needs for clean water, fresh air and healthy soils through the sustainable use of natural resources. You'll learn valuable field skills in environmental science such as animal and plant identification, water quality analysis, use of global positioning systems (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, and environmental impact assessment. You'll also explore the roles that science and society play in issues such as climate change, biodiversity conservation and environmental sustainability. Skills will be developed in the classroom and through an extensive field work program where you will visit sites including urban, coastal and national parks, community environment and sustainability centres, sites important for their natural and cultural heritage, business and industry. You'll also have the opportunity to steer your studies towards your interests and career aspirations by choosing elective units in areas such as wildlife management, coastal and marine management, environmental health and environmental sustainability. With an emphasis on fieldwork and industry-based learning, you'll graduate with practical skills that can be directly applied to your future career. You'll be qualified to work in areas such as environmental management, pollution control, land rehabilitation, wildlife management and conservation, and water resources management.

Structure

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.

Subjects

  • Environmental health
  • Environmental management and sustainability

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL

Recognition

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

Applicants who have undertaken previous study in a similar or related area may be eligible for some credit for prior learning. An honours year is available for high-achieving students upon completion of this degree.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Burwood International: $111,296
  • ATAR: 60
Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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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