To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) 1 year.
Specialisations have different admission requirements to other programs of study available in the Bachelor of Science (Honours). In order to undertake a Specialisation students must be admitted to the Specialisation program. The name of the Specialisation will be on the transcript and parchment.
A student who has completed all the requirements of the Bachelor of Science with a specialisation in Environmental Science, or completed another qualification which the Faculty Board agrees is equivalent, may be accepted for admission to the honours program provided a sufficiently high standard has been achieved in fulfilling the requirements of the bachelors degree.
As well as the student's undergraduate record the availability of an academic supervisor for the research project will be taken into account.
An environmental scientist is a scientist who understands how the environment operates, has broad interdisciplinary knowledge in this field, can apply the scientific methods to explore problems of relevance to this discipline, is able to use analytical methods/computer software to analyse relevant data, and can contribute to an advance of knowledge in this discipline.
The educational aims of this honours program are to provide students with advanced professional knowledge and skills relating to the environmental sciences.
After completion of this course, students are expected to:
- have gained advanced knowledge of relevance to the discipline
- understand and be able to apply the scientific method
- be able to critically review and interpret scientific information
- be able to develop scientific hypotheses
- be able to communicate effectively
- be able to work both independently and within interdisciplinary research groups
- value ethical behaviour.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) (Honours) a student must complete 36 units, with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Core - Honours Year topics
36 units comprising:
ENVS7700A Honours Research project in the Environment (4.5/27 units)
ENVS7700B Honours Research project in the Environment (4.5/27 units)
ENVS7700C Honours Research project in the Environment (4.5/27 units)
ENVS7700D Honours Research project in the Environment (4.5/27 units)
ENVS7700E Honours Research project in the Environment (4.5/27 units)
ENVS7700F Honours Research project in the Environment (4.5/27 units)
ENVS7720 Research Project Design and Conduct (4.5 units)
Plus one of*:
EASC7733 Measurement Techniques in Natural Systems (4.5 units)
ENVH7711 Environmental Health Concepts (4.5 units)
ENVH7722 Food Safety (4.5 units)
ENVH7731 Sustainable Development - Health Issues (4.5 units)
ENVH7742 Microbiology and Communicable Diseases (4.5 units)
ENVS7701 Coastal Management (4.5 units)
GEOG7721 Population Issues of Developed and Developing Countries (4.5 units)
GEOG7711 GIS for Environmental Modelling (4.5 units)
GEOG7750 Advanced Studies in Geography, Population and Environmental Management (4.5 units)
*or another topic approved by the Course Co-ordinator, appropriate to a student’s program.