Bachelor of Science - Environmental Science

Western Sydney University

Solving the world's environmental problems will require professionals who are trained in the sciences underlying these issues and who understand the wider human and social contexts of the challenges faced. A Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) will open up a wide range of career opportunities for those with environmental, conservation and ecological interests. A solid grounding in the underlying science is essential for people intending to work in this field, who will need to integrate knowledge across a range of disciplines, to devise solutions spanning the scientific and social issues involved. Some of the key areas in this degree include conservation biology, environmental analysis, regulation and policy, environmental chemistry, climate change science, microbiology, spatial data analysis, environmental geochemistry, biodiversity and adaptation, and ecology including marine and aquatic ecology. There are a range of majors (climate change and environmental management) and sub-majors (sustainability) offered in Science that can add diversity and/or focus to your degree. There are also a range of sub-majors from other disciplines such as the arts, business, humanities and social sciences to choose from, although these may require cross campus study and are subject to availability and timetabling.

Course Fee:


International: $87,120

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Any 2 units of English and any 2 units of Science; Recommended studies: Biology or Chemistry.

Structure:

240 credit points; at least 60 credit points must be at Level 3 or above, including one elective unit.

Subjects you can Study:

Conservation biology, environmental analysis, regulation and policy, environmental chemistry, climate change science, microbiology, spatial data analysis, environmental geochemistry, biodiversity and adaptation, and ecology, including marine and aquatic ecology.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Hawkesbury No info No Full time 3 years
Hawkesbury No info No Part time 6 years
Founded in 1989, Western Sydney University is ranked in the top 2 percent of universities in the world. Over 70 per cent of the University's assessed research has been ranked at world class or better. The University is home to several research institutes, including the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, the Institute for Culture and Society, the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture and the Translational Health Research Institute. Each institute enhances the University's research strengths and expertise in areas such as climate change, water conservation, smart engineering, the changing social landscape and human-machine communication. The University boasts unique campuses across Western Sydney including Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Liverpool City, Parramatta, Penrith and Sydney City. Western Sydney University, The College, owned by the University, offers university pathway courses and VET courses at Bankstown, Nirimba, and Sydney Olympic Park. With a student population of more than 48,500 and 3,500 staff, Western Sydney University has grown to be one of the largest universities in Australia. The University is closely linked to Western Sydney, one of the nation's economic powerhouses where ten per cent of all Australians live, and has a teaching and research structure designed to meet the challenges of today's economy. Western Sydney University offers students a wide range of traditional disciplines combined with the latest in innovative thinking. Courses are delivered through innovative, relevant, engaging and flexible study options.

Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

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