Deakin University

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology)

Deakin University

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

The Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) gets you out of the classroom and into nature. You will learn how to capture and handle native animals, measure the health of ecosystems, survey wildlife populations and develop conservation strategies and even have the opportunity to visit global biodiversity hotspots.Deakin is a leader in the environmental science education sector, with this specialised course being the first of its kind to be offered in Victoria.This course focuses on developing real-world solutions to global wildlife and conservation issues. You will gain theoretical and practical experience in wildlife ecology, biodiversity, fire ecology and more. Develop practical skills through regular fieldwork and a yearly field studies camp. You will gain valuable industry experience that prepares you for your future career by completing work placements and work-integrated learning programs.

Structure

24 credit points

Subjects

  • Conservation biology
  • Biology and ecology
  • Environmental management

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. 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. 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.

Study pathways

An Honours year is available to high achieving students.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne Burwood Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

As a graduate, students will be qualified for a career in wildlife conservation and management, or in environmental science more generally, and ready to take up challenging roles such as wildlife officer, conservation officer, wildlife manager, park ranger, project officer, environmental consultant, research scientist, wildlife biologist, conservation biologist and landscape ecologist. Opportunities exist to work with wildlife - including their habitats and threats - and the policies and strategies that guide management. Graduates obtain jobs in the private, government and not-for-profit sectors.

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