Bachelor of Environment

Macquarie University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

The Bachelor of Environment combines a strong scientific education with multidisciplinary studies in environmental and social sciences, with aspects of economics and law. It introduces environmental issues, provides knowledge of the science and technology associated with environmental science and its applications, and explores relevant legal, political, ethical and economic aspects. Students are required to complete a major to give a depth of knowledge in one area.


  • 69 credit points
  • minimum 39 credit points at 200 level or above
  • minimum 18 credit points at 300 level or above
  • completion of a qualifying major


  • Biology
  • Climate science
  • Environmental earth science
  • Environmental management
  • Spatial information science

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • HSC Biology, Geography, Earth and Environmental Science or their equivalents are recommended for units in environmental sciences. Introductory units and bridging courses are available for students without the recommended prior knowledge

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
North Ryde
  • ATAR: 84
No No information available

Further information

Depending on the area(s) of specialisation this degree has many employment options including resource and environmental management and planning in all levels of government, private environmental consultancy firms, private companies employing environmental specialists, community organisations and specialist environmental and international development assistance groups. Also careers in organisations such as Geoscience Australia, National Parks and Wildlife Services, Environmental Protection Authorities and CSIRO are possible.

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