Bachelor of Environmental Science

RMIT University

In this course you'll learn to identify and solve problems occurring in the environment, and communicate this information to a range of audiences. This course focuses on the Earth's 4 main systems - the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and lithosphere. You'll learn about the process that occur in both the natural and degraded environments. You can choose to complete a minor in either environmental biology or environmental chemistry. You may also choose to specialise in a second minor study area or broaden your knowledge by selecting sources from areas like geosciences or geospatial science. In this course, you'll gain considerable hands-on experience with equipment, both in the laboratory and in the field. You'll also take part in field trips during 2nd and 3rd years, and you'll have the opportunity to work on collaborative industry projects. Considerable emphasis is placed on enabling you to settle into this program and providing additional academic help, where needed.

Course Fee:

International: $97,920

Entry Requirements:

Current Year 12 prerequisites units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematics (any); and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).


Year 1 - You'll study fundamental chemistry, biology, earth sciences and physical energetics related to the environment. Your studies will also include mathematics, scientific communication and an introduction to geospatial science. Year 2 - In second year, you will study the processes that occur in the hydrosphere, biosphere, and lithosphere, with frequent field work. You will also start to study courses from your chosen minor of either environmental biology or environmental chemistry. There's also the opportunity to study a second minor or choose breadth across our minors. Year 3 - You will continue with your minor area of study and further explore processes occurring in the atmosphere.

Subjects you can Study:

Catchment management, Conservation, Ecology, Environmental analysis, Environmental biology, Environmental chemistry, Environmental engineering, Environmental monitoring, Environmental policy and management, Geospatial science, Recycling.

Study Pathways:

RMIT graduates of the Diploma of Conservation and Land Management may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one year.

Further information:

Graduates obtain jobs in environmental consultancies, government agencies, resource management, research and education, and the mining/manufacturing industry. Typical tasks that graduates undertake include sample collection and analysis, waste management, ongoing monitoring and assessment, environmental impact assessment, site remediation, policy development, cleaner production, environmental education and training and environmental auditing. A number of past graduates are now in senior positions in several industry areas, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


All graduates will be eligible for membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 3 years
City No info No Part time 6 years
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Provider CRICOS: 00122A

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