Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management)

General

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Program Description

Focuses on the multidisciplinary nature of environmental management. Students gain a grounding in the biological and physical aspects of the environment and the knowledge and skills used in its management.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 3)

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • University Preparation Course;*
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or*
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

English Language requirements (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;*
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup
  • Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI1125 Professional Science Essentials 15
SCI1187 Form and Function in Biology 15
SCI1193 Introduction to Environmental Science 15
Select 1 unit from:
SCC1123 ^ Chemistry for the Life Sciences 15
SCC1111 ^ General Chemistry 15

Note: Students who have completed Chemistry ATAR or equivalent should enrol in SCC1111 General Chemistry, while those that have not completed Chemistry ATAR should enrol in SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences.

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI1182 Case Studies in Science 15
SCI1183 Origins and Evolution of Life 15
SCI1185 Ecology 15
SCI1192 Physical Environments 15

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI2108 Environmental Management and Sustainability 15
SCI2115 Ecological Restoration 15
SCM2110 Marine and Freshwater Processes 15
SCM2201 Soil and Land Processes 15

Year 2 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCM2104 Geographical Information Systems 15
ACS2122 Aboriginal Perspectives on the Environment 15
SCI2118 Australian Biota 15
Elective Unit x 1 15

Students who are NOT undertaking Work Integrated Learning Placement

Year 3 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI3206 Environmental Investigation and Monitoring 15
Elective Unit x 3 45

Year 3 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCB3201 Studies in Ecology 15
SCI3150 Science Project 15
SCM3203 Environmental Impact Assessment 15
SCI3453 Sustainable Natural Resource Management 15

Students who ARE undertaking a Work Integrated Learning Placement

Year 3 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI3206 Environmental Investigation and Monitoring 15

Year 3 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCB3201 Studies in Ecology 15
SCM3203 Environmental Impact Assessment 15
SCI3453 Sustainable Natural Resource Management 15

Year 3 - Summer

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI3345 Work Experience Project 60

Recommended Electives

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAT1114 Introductory Statistics 15
SCI1001 Introduction to Sustainability 15
SCI2116 Diversity of Life 15
SCI3210 Marine and Coastal Ecosystems 15
SCI3102 Environmental Study Tour 15
SCI3113 Freshwater Ecosystems 15
SCI3115 Wildlife Management 15
SCI3307 Waste Management 15

^ Core Option

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical environmental management situations.
  • Apply environmental, digital and managerial literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  • Communicate environmental management knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
  • Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for environmental, cultural and economic diversity.
  • Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
  • Think creatively to anticipate environmental challenges and design approaches for their solution.
  • Think critically to analyse, interpret complex environmental management problems and devise strategies for their solution.
  • Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values, including Indigenous cultural competence.

Career Opportunities

The strong management focus of this course prepares graduates for careers in government agencies and industries which deal with conservation of biodiversity, environmental impact assessment and management of activities, environmental planning and the management and rehabilitation of specific ecosystems. Students benefit from a learning environment inspired by world-class research academics with strong industry, NGO and government links.

Possible future job titles

Environmental Officer, Environmental Consultant, Catchment Officer, Natural Resource Officer, Environmental Management Officer, Conservation Field Officer, Land Management Officer, Environmental Consultant, Landcare Officer, Environmental Educator.

Last updated Oct 2020

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