Bachelor of Environment and Society

RMIT University

Prepare to lead environmental and social change, and develop sustainable communities and organisations. Learn to drive sustainable patterns of consumption and production to create a better future for everyone. This unique course focuses on the social elements of environmental issues, while encouraging students to think critically and develop skills to communicate with a wide variety of audiences. This course is the first step towards a career that addresses the most pressing global and urban issues of our time, including biodiversity protection, food and water security, corporate responsibility, resource depletion and climate change. Graduates of this course are able to implement skills learned to evaluate environmental policies and management strategies at local and global levels. Students also have the opportunity for overseas study to investigate how other countries are seeking to achieve environmental and social sustainability.

Course Fee:

International: $80,640

Entry Requirements:

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.


Year 1 - You will be introduced to the concepts of: Sustainability, environmental philosophy, politics, economics, ecology. Year 2 - Learn about environmental management systems, climate change responses, policy analysis, impact assessment and resource planning. You'll also have the opportunity to undertake overseas study in European countries known for their effective environmental management. There is also the opportunity for project work in Vietnam. Year 3 - Perform research for external environmental agencies as well as undertake work placement. You get to work on a major project of your choice.

Subjects you can Study:

Australian and global society, Climate change responses, Environmental assessment and monitoring, Environmental economics, Environmental representations, Environmental thought and action, Environmental work practice, Global political management, Natural resource management, Policy practice, Power and governance, Sustainability, Urban and regional planning, Urbanisation.

Study Pathways:

Graduates of the following RMIT programs are eligible for exemptions (subject to certain criteria): Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs, Diploma of Community Services (Case Management), Advanced Diploma of Interpreting, Advanced Diploma of Translating, Diploma of Youth Work, Diploma of Financial Counselling.

Further information:

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include policy maker, environmental advocate and activist, environmental manager, sustainability manager, sustainability consultant, environmental protection officer, environmental policy officer, community educator.


The program is accredited by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. All graduates will be eligible for membership.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City 51.55 No Full time 3 years
City 51.55 No Part time

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
  • Career advice and resume building workshops
  • Job opportunities and industry networking events
  • Accommodation assistance 
  • Disability services
  • Financial advice
  • Small business and entrepreneurial start up support 
  • Health information 
  • Safety and security services
  • Legal advice
  • Child care
  • Student clubs and social, cultural and sporting activities
  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

Interest areas include:

The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

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