University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Climate Science and Adaptation

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The impacts of climate variability and climate change are affecting our lives like never before. There is an urgent need to better understand, quantify, and adapt to climate-related risks. The Bachelor of Climate Science and Adaptation (BCSA) is a science-based degree program with an emphasis on courses dealing with climate science, earth processes, climate impacts, climate/environmental risk management, and sustainability under existing and future climate conditions. Students will engage in contemporary and emerging issues in climate science from their first day at university, and the program culminates in the integration of the theory/science behind climate variability and change, quantification/modelling of climate impacts, and management of existing and future climate risks. Students will experience relevant field-based scenarios and connect with managers and policy makers from industry, government and the not-for-profit sectors.


240 units comprising of:180 units of Compulsory Courses10 unit Math Directed Course10 unit Program Directed Course40 units of Electives


  • Climate Change and Resource Management
  • Climate and Energy
  • Earth Processes
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Human Geography
  • River Basin Processes
  • Spatial Science
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Energy.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Selection based on ATAR or equivalent

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $122,471
  • ATAR: 62
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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