No further student intake - continuing students should seek counselling from the course coordinator
The Bachelor of Environmental Management requires three years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time) and the honours program an additional year (or the equivalent part-time).
The course is offered by The Faculty of Science and Engineering. Enrolment in the honours program may be offered to a student who meets certain academic criteria and subject to the school/department being able to provide appropriate resources and staff to supervise the program of study.
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.
This course provides students with a broad-based foundation in issues of Environmental Management and provides training in environmental monitoring and analysis, and in the economic and social evaluation and appraisal of Environmental Impacts. It deals with some of the most vital issues facing Australia and the rest of the world today - Water Resources, biodiversity, coastal management, pollution, land degradation, energy use, climate change and Sustainable Resource use.
The course combines the study of physical geography, the earth sciences and biology (which explain how environmental systems work and how human activities impact on these systems), with the study of the social sciences (which explain the causes of this impact and how our environmental behaviour can be better managed to minimise this impact).
The course aims to produce graduates that:
- understand the complexity and contexts of Environmental Decision-making
- are able to collect, process and evaluate environmental information through a variety of approaches
- develop appropriate strategies for managing environments and associated resources.
On completion of their degree, graduates will:
- demonstrate a sound understanding of Environmental Management and its challenges
- be able to collect, analyse and manage data
- be able to communicate effectively through written and verbal forms
- apply knowledge to find solutions to Environmental Management challenges
- be able to work collaboratively
- be aware of the interdisciplinary nature of Environmental Management
- be aware of the requirements for ethical behaviour.
To qualify for The Bachelor of Environmental Management, a student must complete 108 units of topics with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study* below. No more than 45 units of First Year topics may be included.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
*The Faculty Board may approve substitute topics if a student is unable to undertake particular core topics while studying overseas on a program supported by the course management committee.
Part A - Core topics
Core - Year 1 topics
31.5 units comprising:
BUSN1013 Economics for Business (4.5 units)
COMS1001 Academic and Professional Communication (4.5 units)#
ENVS1001 Introduction to Environmental Investigations (4.5 units)
ENVS2742 Environment, Economy and Culture (4.5 units)
GEOG1001 Water Resources and Society (4.5 units)
GEOG1002 Cities, Societies and Environment (4.5 units)
Plus 4.5 unit elective
Students are not required to enrol in COMS1001 when undertaking this degree in combination with any of the following:
Core - Year 2 topics
Core - Year 3 topics
Part B - Field and Laboratory based topics
Choose 18 units from the following Field and Laboratory based topics, of which at least 4.5 units must be chosen from Group A.
Group A - Field & Laboratory based topics
BIOL1101 Evolution of Biological Diversity (4.5 units)
BIOL1102 Molecular Basis of Life (4.5 units)
ENVS3750 Field Studies in Environmental Disciplines (4.5 units)
ENVS3751 Extended Field Studies in Environmental Disciplines (4.5 units)
Group B - Laboratory based topics
BIOL1112 Biology and Society (4.5 units)
BIOL2701 Experimental Design and Statistics for Biology (4.5 units)
CHEM1101 Chemical Structure and Bonding (4.5 units)
CHEM1102 Modern Chemistry (4.5 units)
CHEM1201 General Chemistry (4.5 units)
EASC1101 Earth and Environmental Sciences (4.5 units)
EASC1102 Marine Sciences (4.5 units)
ENVS2752 Geological Processes (4.5 units)
PHYS1101 Fundamental Physics I (4.5 units)
PHYS1102 Fundamental Physics II (4.5 units)
PHYS1701 Physics for the Modern World (4.5 units)
Part C - Elective topics
Select 31.5 units from:
DVST2701 Sustainable Development (4.5 units)
ENVS2712 Environmental Change and Human Health (4.5 units)
ENVS3711 Coastal Management (4.5 units)
GEOG2702 Image Analysis in Remote Sensing (4.5 units)
GEOG2711 Australian Environmental Change (4.5 units)
GEOG2712 Asian Regional Development (4.5 units)
GEOG2722 Society and Space (4.5 units)
GEOG3711 Advanced Digital Image Analysis (4.5 units)
GEOG3751 Advanced Spatial Statistics (4.5 units)
PPHR2721 Demography (4.5 units)
or other upper level topics selected from any Faculty of the University including up to 9 units of First Year topics.
The Bachelor of Environmental Management may also be studied in combined degrees program with: