The combined degrees program of Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science), Bachelor of Archaeology requires the completion of a minimum of 144 units of study.

Admission requirements

For admission to the program, students must apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) combined degrees through SATAC.

Eligible students who decide to take up the combined degrees program in a subsequent year will be required to apply via university internal transfer, for admission to the award in which they are not enrolled.

Students enrolled in a combined degree program must complete the full program specified within the combined program for each degree before they can graduate with either award.

Students who commence, but subsequently do not wish to complete, the combined degrees program may be eligible to transfer to either the Bachelor of Archaeology or Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) and to receive credit for some or all of the topics already completed.

Program of study

To qualify for the combined degrees of Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science), Bachelor of Archaeology a student must complete the following program of study with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic:

  • an Environmental Science component of at least 81 units for the Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science), as detailed below.

  • an Archaeology component of at least 63 units for the Bachelor of Archaeology, as detailed below.

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) Component

To qualify for the Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) a student must complete 81 units, with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.

Core - Year 1 topics

18 units comprising:

BIOL1101 Evolution of Biological Diversity (4.5 units)
EASC1101 Earth and Environmental Science (4.5 units)
EASC1102 Marine Sciences (4.5 units)
SPOC1701 The Nature of Science I (4.5 units)

Core - Year 2 topics

13.5 units comprising:

EASC2702 Global Climate Change (4.5 units)
ENVS2752 Geological Processes (4.5 units)
GEOG1003 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (4.5 units)

Option - Year 2 topics

Select one of:

MATH1701 Mathematics Fundamentals A (4.5 units)
MATH1121 Mathematics 1A (4.5 units)
NMCY1001 Academic and Professional Numeracy (4.5 units)

Core - Year 3 topics

18 units comprising:

ENVS2712 Environmental Change and Human Health (4.5 units)
ENVS2741
Zombie Apocalypse: Microbes and Toxins (4.5 units)
ENVS2761
Hydrology (4.5 units)
GEOG2701 Introduction to Remote Sensing (4.5 units)

Option - Year 3 topics

Select one of:

GEOG2711 Australian Environmental Change (4.5 units)
BIOL2711 Ecology (4.5 units)

Core - Year 4 topics

22.5 units comprising:

ENVS3702 Applied Practice in Environment  (9.0 units)
ENVS3731 Ecohydrology (4.5 units)
ENVS3750 Field Studies in Environmental Disciplines (4.5 units)
ENVS3752 Geology of Australia (4.5 units)


Bachelor of Archaeology Component

To qualify for the Bachelor of Archaeology a student must complete 63 units, with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.

Core - Year 1 topics

18 units comprising:

 ARCH1001  Discovering Archaeology  (4.5 units)
 ARCH1002  From the Palaeolithic to Pompeii: An Exploration of World Archaeology  (4.5 units)
 ARCH1005  Cultural Anthropology: Human Diversity through Film  (4.5 units)
 COMS1001  Academic and Professional Communication (4.5 units)

Core - Year 2 topics

18 units comprising:

 ARCH1006  Sex, Death and Ritual in the Ancient World  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2106  Archaeological Field Methods  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2212  The Archaeology of Modern Society  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2213  Human Evolution and the Fossil Record  (4.5 units)

Core - Year 3 topics

9 units comprising:

 ARCH2202  Archaeology of the First Australians  (4.5 units)
 ARCH3109  Environmental Archaeology  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 3 topics

Select 4.5 units of Option - Year 3 & 4 topics from the list below.

Core - Year 4 topics

4.5 units comprising:

 ARCH3107  History of Archaeological Thought  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 4 topics

Select 9 units of Option - Year 3 & 4 topics from the list below.

Option - Year 3 & 4 topics

 ARCH2203  Australian Historical Artefacts  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2204  Australian Maritime Archaeology  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2207  The Archaeological Imagination: Fact, fantasy and fiction in archaeological interpretation  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2209  The Archaeology of Art  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2211  Ships and Seafaring in the Indian Ocean  (4.5 units)
 ARCH3204  Archaeology of Native North America  (4.5 units)
 ARCH3207  Frameworks in Historical Archaeology  (4.5 units)
 ARCH3208  History and Issues in Maritime Archaeology  (4.5 units)
 ARCH3313  Archaeology in the Field  (4.5 units)