Bachelor of Environmental Science

Program code

1547

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$29,500.00* per year (more)
* 2018 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

090584C

Offered in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Prerequisites

  • English

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths A or B

Why choose this program?

You will gain knowledge and skills from across the broad environmental science spectrum, exploring environmental issues from social, physical and biological perspectives. On completion of core science courses in your first year of study, you will choose a major that suits your interests and career plans. The final year includes a "capstone" experience where you have the option to undertake a research project or participate in industry internships to gain employment-relevant experience. Combining a discipline specific major with a major in Environmental Management will equip you with the broad set of knowledge and skills needed to be an environmental science professional.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Environmental Science is offered full-time and part-time on-campus at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. As a full-time student you will generally attend 15-25 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

My career opportunities

Graduates may find employment in the following areas:

  • Ecology and Conservation: Environmental consultant, Wildlife biologist, Conservation ecologist.
  • Environmental Management: Environment consultant, Environmental scientist, Environmental manager, General scientist.
  • Soil and Water Science: Environmental chemist, Soil scientist, Catchment restoration and management officer.
  • Urban Environments: Urban ecosystems are the largest growing environment on earth with a major in urban environments you will work with urban and regional councils dealing with urban specific issues such as pest animals and plants, urban storm water management or advising urban planners.

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Environmental Science is accredited by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ).

Professional recognition

Depending on your major, you will be eligible to join the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Society for Limnology
  • Australian Society of Plant Scientists
  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • River Basin Management Society
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Soil Science Australia

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Environmental Science (1547)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2018 Fee Band 29.5 $368.75 $29,500.00
2017 INT_UG_12A $368.75 $29,500.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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