Bachelor of Environmental Science / Bachelor of Marine Science and Management

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

This four-year full-time combined degree brings together the terrestrial aspects of environmental management with marine science and management. It aims to produce graduates who can manage the environment for future generations. The degree focuses on building scientific knowledge and practical skills in land and water management, flora and fauna conservation, as well as having an emphasis on field training in a range of subtropical coastal and marine environments.


384 credit points (usually 32 units). Students can undertake an industry internship during their studies for practical experience to supplement the theory components of the course. Lismore students complete the final-year units at the National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour, which are delivered in intensive mode. Online students attend compulsory residential workshops at the Lismore campus and final-year units at the National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour, which are delivered in intensive mode.


  • Coastal management
  • Environmental resource management
  • Fisheries and aquaculture management
  • Waster Management and resource recovery

Standard 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)


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

Study pathways

Graduates have opportunities to develop careers as researchers by undertaking further studies in Honours and postgraduate research degrees.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Lismore No information available Yes No information available

Further information

Graduates seek employment within the public and private environmental sectors including in national parks and protected area management, environmental protection, environmental impact assessment and monitoring, environmental education and interpretation, sustainable forestry, fisheries management, aquaculture, ecotourism, land/river/coast care programs which includes consultant marine park planners, marine biologists and ecologists, marine reserve officers, project officers, technical officers, and state coordinators.

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