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What will I learn?

Discover how environmental science integrates with the management of conserving and rehabilitating natural and degraded ecosystems.

With a strong focus on the Australian environment, you will explore subject areas such as ecology and wildlife, water and climate, mine site rehabilitation, landscape management and restoration. Learn through practical experiences including fieldwork in arid, coastal and forested areas and gain the knowledge, skills and experience required and encouraged by industry and government departments.

Career opportunities

  • Soil scientist
  • Pest management officer
  • Resource analyst
  • Resource manager
  • Sustainability officer
  • Conservation and biodiversity manager
  • Cultural geographer
  • Cultural heritage manager
  • Cultural heritage officer
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental advisor
  • Environmental and conservation biologist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental policy developer
  • Environmental planner
  • Environmental protection officer
  • Environmental scientist
  • Ethical advisor
  • Fire management scientist
  • Forestry officer
  • Land management consultant
  • Landcare worker
  • Natural resource manager
  • Hydrologist

There is a wide range of career choices for environmental and conservation scientists including: conservation of native flora, fauna, and ecosystems, ecological restoration to repair or reinstate ecological function and ecological risk management – where you may work to address key threatening processes, such as environmental change, resource use and human population expansion.

Employment opportunities exist with environmental agencies, local, state and Commonwealth governments, energy suppliers, water companies, consultancies, engineering and construction firms, environmental lobbying organisations, forestry and agriculture to name just a few.

Pathways from this course:

Satisfactory completion of this course can lead to the Bachelor of Science (Honours), as a prelude to a higher degree in research or a professional qualification.

Which department am I in?

School of Science, Psychology and Sport

CRICOS

088140E

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,200.00 (15,34,276) per year

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

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 31 July 2023

Venue

Gippsland Campus (Churchill)

Northways Road,

CHURCHILL,

Victoria,

3842, GIPPSLAND, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,200.00 (15,34,276) per year

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

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 31 July 2023

Venue

Berwick Campus

72-100 Clyde Road,

Victoria,

3806, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent. International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) with a minimum score of 24 from 6 subjects. Academic IELTS: Academic IELTS: Overall 6.0 (no band less than 6.0); 60-78 with minimums: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson (PTE): Overall 50 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 169 (no band less than 169).

For international students

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 with one final year course in mathematics (any) and one final year course of either chemistry, biology or physics, or overseas equivalent.

Overall IELTS band score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent; TOEFL iBT: 60-78 with minimums (Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21); Pearson (PTE): Overall 50 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 169 (no band less than 169).

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

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About Federation University Australia

Federation University is a premier regional university that has been educating future leaders, innovators and thinkers for over 150 years.

  • Among Australia’s oldest and most reputed institutions
  • No. 1 in Victoria for teaching and graduate employment
  • Over 150 courses and world-class research set up on offer
  • Excellent campus facilities and services for students