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: $74,880

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:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City 70.45 No Full time 3 years
City 70.45 No Part time
Founded in 1887, RMIT became a university in 1992. It offers both higher education and vocational education courses with over 82,000 students including 31,160 international students, of whom 18,860 are taught outside Australia (almost 7,000 at RMIT Vietnam).

Over 900 courses exist to graduate at all levels, including certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and associate, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. RMIT University is a global university of technology and design offering areas of study including: aerospace and aviation; architecture, building and planning; art and design; business; communication; community and welfare; computing and information systems; education and training; engineering and related technologies; environment; health sciences; humanities, social sciences and legal; manufacturing and processing; and science and mathematics.

RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, with smaller sites at Hamilton and Point Cook. Main campus in Melbourne's CBD is spread over a number of Melbourne city blocks. There are art galleries, cinemas, bookshops and cafes on campus. The Brunswick campus is six kilometres from the city and offers state-of-the-art specialist graphic technology, fashion and textile facilities - with access to the on-campus International Fibre Centre. The Bundoora campus is set in extensive parklands and offers courses in life sciences, education and manufacturing/mechanical engineering.

RMIT also two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Barcelona, Spain. They also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Spain and Germany, and enjoy research and industry partnerships on every continent.

RMIT was awarded the Premier's Award for International Education and the award for Excellence in the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards.

Provider CRICOS: 00122A

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