An understanding of data science is particularly important for policy makers in environmental science, as global and national data-sets providing measurements on a range of environmental issues become available. In this double degree you'll acquire knowledge in your chosen environmental science major combined with data gathering, analysis, modelling, interpretation and visualisation skills obtained through your data science studies. In your final year you will complete a capstone experience where you have the option to engage with university research, undertake an extended fieldwork program in your major, or complete an industry placement.
The Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Data Science is offered full-time and part time on campus at the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses.
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.
With combined qualifications in environmental science and data science, you'll find employment opportunities in research, government, non-government agencies and consultancies developing data driven solutions for a range of environmental issues depending on your major.
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|
|2019||Fee Band 31.0||$387.50||$31,000.00|
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.