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What will I learn?

Examine how natural processes and their changes impact human society, and how human activities interact with and modify environments. This multidisciplinary degree focuses on understanding, monitoring and improving the environment. Expand your knowledge, obtain skills, and learn critical thinking about environmental issues and problems.

What you will study

First year

A typical first year may include:

  • core topics in evolution of biological diversity, earth and environmental science, marine sciences, introduction to geographical information systems, and the nature of science
  • a mathematics or numeracy topic
  • a range of elective topics.

Second year

A typical second year may include:

  • core topics in global climate change, geological processes, introduction to remote sensing, hydrology, and environmental change and human health
  • a topic in Australian environmental change or ecology
  • a range of elective topics.

Third year

A typical third year may include:

  • core topics in the microbiology of our environment, field studies in environmental disciplines, the geology of Australia, and ecohydrology
  • topics in applied environmental practice
  • a range of elective topics.

Honours year

A typical honours year may include:

  • a major environmental science research thesis allowing high-performing students to progress to a higher degree by research
  • further development of professional skills, particularly those relevant to research and development.

Your career

Your degree is the first step towards a range of employment opportunities.

Potential occupations include:

  • environmental scientist
  • environment protection officer
  • water policy officer
  • environmental education officer
  • contaminated land scientist

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Engineering



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,500.00 (19,85,854) per year

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

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023


Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,


South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

There are two admissions cycles for undergraduate degrees: February intake (semester 1): applications open in August for commencement the following year. All courses are open for applications. Midyear intake (semester 2): applications open in August for commencement in July the following year. Not all courses are offered.

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


About Flinders University

Flinders University ranked 1st in South Australia for teaching quality, learning engagement and student support.

  • Among top 300 - THE World University Rankings 2020
  • Home to over 5000 international students
  • Based in Adelaide one of the most liveable cities in the world
  • Over 300 study options to choose from