Bachelor of Environmental Science

Southern Cross University

This course produces graduates who can manage the environment for future generations and focuses on building scientific knowledge and practical skills in land, water, and flora and fauna conservation. Students can elect to complete an internship as part of the course to gain workplace experience. As well as lectures and tutorials, students undertake classes in the School's scientific laboratories that are equipped with advanced analytical equipment and supported by technical staff. Field trips feature in many units offered in this course. The University is located near a variety of unique study environments including significant wetlands and estuaries, forests, coastal and inland national parks, and urban and rural development.

Course Fee:

International: $87,600

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; Recommended: any 2 units of English; or TAFE and VET Awards (Certificate III and above); or Undergraduate and Postgraduate study; or Work Experience (minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent)


24 units. Students have the opportunity to undertake an industry internship during their studies for practical experience to supplement the theory components of the course. Online students must attend residential workshops at Lismore campus.

Subjects you can Study:

Coastal management; Environmental resource management; Fisheries and aquaculture management; Waste management and resource recovery

Study Pathways:

This course offers intermediate awards (early exit points) at Diploma and Associate Degree levels. An Honours year is available for selected students.

Further information:

Graduates are employed in national parks and protected area management, environmental protection, environmental impact assessment and monitoring, environmental education and interpretation, sustainable forestry, fisheries management, aquaculture, ecotourism, and land/river/coast care programs; and in the private sector and all tiers of government.


Graduates are eligible for membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01241G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Lismore 63 Yes Full time 3 years
Lismore 63 Yes Part time 6 years
Lismore 63 Yes Online 3 years
Bold and progressive, Southern Cross University is one of the world's Top 50 Generation Y Universities. It is also among the world's Top 150 Young Universities.Our contemporary campuses, with purpose-built world-class facilities, are located on the east coast of Australia: at the Gold Coast in Queensland, and in Lismore and Coffs Harbour in New South Wales - unique regions renowned for their unparalleled natural beauty and ecological diversity, providing living laboratories for learning and creative hubs for artistic endeavour. Branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth are operated in collaboration with EduCo on behalf of Southern Cross University. The University also operates The Hotel School Sydney and Melbourne in partnership with Mulpha Australia. Our growing world-class status is further demonstrated by our outstanding research reputation. The Excellence in Research for Australia report has ranked Southern Cross as 'at world standard or above' in 24 diverse research fields of global and national significance. Southern Cross welcomes students from more than 50 countries throughout the world and offers distinctly personalised undergraduate and postgraduate courses online and on campus in a supportive learning environment. Students are well supported by dedicated staff, many of whom are world leaders in their field. Degrees are designed in consultation with industry and delivered across a broad range of disciplines: Arts, Media and Music; Business and Tourism; Education; Engineering; Environmental, Forest and Marine Science; Health and Human Sciences; Indigenous Knowledge; Information Technology; Law; Social Science; and Social Welfare. The University also offers preparatory courses, Diplomas and Associate degrees through SCU College. Times Higher Education University Rankings. par

Provider CRICOS: 01241G

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