Bachelor of Environmental Science - Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Deakin University

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

This program was the first course to be offered in Victoria with a major focus on the ecology of wildlife and conservation. Content focuses on 'real-world' problem solving and applied solutions to wildlife and conservation issues. The course is designed to provide theoretical and practical expertise in several discipline areas such as wildlife ecology, biodiversity,landscape, habitat and vegetation management, conservation, animal biology and park management. The course is designed to enable graduates professionally contribute to the study and management of wildlife populations in Australia and overseas. Students will be provided with knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career in this vibrant interdisciplinary field. The hands-on focus of the course features field-based experiences such as extended wildlife field studies trips and regular practical classes. Students will complete a professional work placement and are actively encouraged to volunteer in local, regional and international environmental programs. The strong focus on skills, professional development and volunteering will prepare students for an exciting career in the industry.


24 credit points over 3 years.


  • Conservation biology
  • Biology and ecology
  • Environmental management

Standard entry requirements

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

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 to high achieving students.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Burwood International: $111,296
  • ATAR: 74
  • 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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