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What will I learn?

Looking to make the world a better place? Set your sights on a degree that emphasises the connection between environment and society.

The Bachelor of Environment and Society is a step toward a career that addresses the most pressing issues of our time, including biodiversity protection, food and water security, corporate responsibility, resource depletion, and climate change. You’ll join a community of passionate peers, all learning how to develop new methods of consumption and production, working toward a more sustainable future.

This unique degree highlights the social elements of environmental issues, providing graduates with operational knowledge and essential soft skills in communication and critical thinking, making you highly desirable to future employers. As a graduate, you will understand how to evaluate environmental policies and management strategies at local and global levels.

To ensure you’re work-ready, you will undertake a minimum 20-day work placement in your final semester. Engagement with the environmental sector is also embedded in a number of subjects and assessments, and your final year project offers a chance to explore your passions in a supported environment.

You will have the opportunity to participate in global study tours, and can take advantage of RMIT’s expansive network of industry contacts in leading environmental agencies and organisations.


As a Bachelor of Environment and Society graduate, you will have specific knowledge, as well as practical communication, problem-solving and research skills to help make you a desirable candidate to employers.

Your studies will prepare you to be an effective agent for the environment and for society, locally and internationally. You may find work with:

Commonwealth, state and local governments
consulting firms
community organisations
private and public businesses in metropolitan and rural areas
non-government aid and development agencies.

You may find work as a policymaker or officer, an environmental activist or advocate, a sustainability consultant or manager, a community educator, or an environmental protection officer. You could find yourself undertaking tasks relating to environmental management, identifying community needs, sustainability planning and environmental reporting.

Which department am I in?

College of Design and Social Context



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,800.00 (16,21,564) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2022, February 2023


RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Melbourne City Campus,

124 La Trobe Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 70% average.

For international students

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 70% average

English language requirements

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University) offers below pathways courses for this subject

About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

RMIT University has obtained a 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education.

  • Ranked 21st globally for universities less than 50 years old
  • 15th highest-ranked university in Australia
  • 8th in Australia for graduate employability
  • Industry partnerships in 100+ countries