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OR VET qualification
Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
As consumer demand for sustainable products and services continues to grow, it has never been more important for businesses to understand the impacts and benefits of sustainable practices. In this double degree, you will learn about key sustainability issues, such as energy, water and waste management, and develop an appreciation of the interrelationships between environmental sustainability and business success. Throughout the degree, you will examine the sustainable use of our natural environment, and graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to find sustainable solutions for business and industry.
Depending on your chosen major in the environmental science component, you will study topics such as environmental economics and policy, climate change, water resources, biodiversity and species loss, land management and urban environments.
The business component offers a suite of majors and courses that emphasise how core functions of business and management, such as communication, planning, teamwork, strategy, human resources and self-development, work together and relate to sustainability. You will develop the analytical, communication and decision-making skills needed for work in the business world, and graduate with an understanding of how these skills can be applied in an environmental context.
The final year includes a 'capstone' experience, where you will have the option to apply your skills to gain employment-relevant experience through a research project or industry internship.
This program is offered full-time and part-time on-campus at Nathan and the Gold Coast.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
Depending on the majors selected, you will find career opportunities in research, government, non-government agencies, engineering and environmental consultancies, data collation and evaluation, administration, advertising, business and strategic management, planning and policy, and sales and marketing. You will find work in positions such as environmental consultant, management facilitator, project officer or information management officer.
Depending on your major, you will be eligible to join the following professional bodies:
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2020||Fee Band 30.5||$381.25||$30,500.00|
|2019||Fee Band 29.5||$368.75||$29,500.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.