A sustainable future is in your hands.
As our population increases and we continue to understand more about the environmental challenges facing our planet, environmental careers are now in demand*.
If you’re passionate about finding out how human activities interact and modify environments, then our degrees will certainly lead you to an exciting and meaningful career. Some courses also include work integrated learning experiences and industry placements to ensure you are job ready.
With an Environmental degree, you’ll gain the skills and practical experience required to address challenges such as - climate change, biodiversity, deforestation, air and water pollution and species extinction - with an understanding of the political and developmental dimensions to global environmental threats.
*Labour Market Information Portal 2018 Occupational Projections - five years to May 2023
No.1 in SA
in Agriculture & Environmental Studies for learning resources.
(The Good Universities Guide 2022 (postgraduate), public SA-founded universities only)
No.1 in SA
in Science & Mathematics for starting salary, learner engagement, learning resources, skills development, student support and teaching quality.
(The Good Universities Guide 2020 (undergraduate), public SA-founded universities only
No.1 in SA
in Science & Mathematics for student support and teaching quality.
(The Good Universities Guide 2022 (postgraduate))
Gain diverse knowledge and skillsets
Throughout your studies, you’ll examine and understand the components of the earth system: atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and geosphere. Gain a broad spectrum of knowledge for a range of career opportunities.
Learn to analyse, identify and adapt
The need for bold solutions to environmental issues has never been more urgent. You’ll learn to analyse data to identify patterns and trends in environmental conditions, in order to help create solutions to our current and future environmental challenges.
Projected employment growth 2018 to May 2023
Source: Labour Market Information Portal, Department of Jobs and Small Business.
Get career-ready, you will benefit from our strong connections to industry leaders that will provide you with real-world experience through our Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placements.
With a huge range of 12 to 20-week industry placement opportunities in South Australia, Australia and overseas, WIL can be in the form of internships, field education, vocational and professional practice, including projects with industry and community organisations. They will improve your employability by giving you valuable practical experience in a workplace setting, directly related to the degree you’re studying.
Our students and graduates are also strongly supported throughout their studies and beyond, and you’ll have access to an exclusive network of Flinders alumni that will continue long into your career.
With the problems faced by the environment becoming more critical, environmental scientists and engineers are in very high demand. Flinders University offers the combination of environmental engineering with environmental science. By combining both, you’ll graduate with greater career prospects and a competitive edge in the job market.
I really enjoy the Flinders University environment and community. The campus features a lot of native Australian vegetation and the lake is a great place to sit down and relax between classes. Every member of staff has been accommodating and helpful in my studies and the facilities are fantastic. I thoroughly enjoy my degree and find each of the topics challenging and engaging.
Angus Smart, Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)
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