RMIT University

Bachelor of Environmental Science

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

The environment faces threats and challenges that include climate change, habitat loss, overpopulation, emerging contaminant and pollution events, and food and water security. The breadth of these environmental challenges requires a combination of knowledge and skills in chemistry, biology, statistics, research and earth sciences for an interdisciplinary approach to surmounting these difficulties. In RMIT's Bachelor of Environmental Science, you will learn about the biogeochemical processes that occur in both natural and degraded environments, and specialise with areas of study such as environmental biology, environmental chemistry, geosciences or geospacial sciences.


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 - In Year 3, you'll continue with your chosen minor area of study and further explore processes occurring in the atmosphere. You will be able to engage in the following three unique environmental activities.

Standard entry requirements

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent qualification).


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

Study pathways

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

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne City Domestic: $100,800
International: $112,320
  • ATAR: 66.05
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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).

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