What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Environmental Science is a unique undergraduate program directly integrated to the protection and conservation of our regional, rural and national environment. It provides graduates with a strong scientific understanding of local to global environmental issues and their management. The program offers a wide range of flexible and personal learning opportunities to develop advanced scientific knowledge and field and laboratory skills related to ecological conservation, air, land, water, plant and wildlife management and protection. Students will engage and work with environmental practitioners, industry and regulators to solve the problems of today with innovative solutions whilst gaining the core attributes to be job ready in a wide range of careers. Local and international field trips give valuable hands on experience.

The Bachelor of Environmental Science provides opportunity for specialisation or majors in conservation ecology, envirobusiness, natural resources management, and remediation and restoration. The program allows a wide choice of elective units in soil, ecological restoration, conservation biology, water, wildlife or vegetation. A fourth year is required for Honours.

An Honours year is available to students with a GPA of 5.5 or better, or a credit average in at least 24 credit points at 300-level in environmental science units. Study leads to the award of Bachelor of Science with Honours with specialisation in the environmental science discipline chosen for study. The BSc(Hons) degree can lead to further postgraduate study.

Career Opportunities

Examples include positions in museums and herbaria, zoos and botanic gardens; commercial industry and government planning departments; environmental protection agencies; national policy departments, conservation groups, national parks and wildlife management; forestry; water and soil conservation; environmental consultancies; environmental managers, mining (rehabilitation, waste control and treatment); ecotourism, research careers with CSIRO, university and industries.

Course Aims

Fundamental knowledge, and well-developed field and practical skills, are gained in core units of the degree with four majors (conservation ecology, envirobusiness, natural resources management, remediation and restoration) enabling specialisation.

Industry engagement and experiential opportunities will enable students to operate as competent professionals in a wide range of different environmental science careers.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

demonstrate a coherent understanding of environmental science by articulating the scientific basis for environmental science and explaining why current scientific knowledge is both contestable and testable by further inquiry; and explaining the role and relevance of environmental science in society;

exhibit depth and breadth of scientific knowledge of Environmental Science by demonstrating well-developed knowledge of the conceptual and theoretical scientific basis of environmental science; and demonstrating a broad knowledge of multi-disciplinary scientific principles relevant to environmental science;

critically analyse and solve scientific problems by gathering, synthesising and critically evaluating information from a range of sources; designing and planning an investigation; selecting and applying practical and/or theoretical field and/or laboratory techniques or tools in order to conduct an investigation; and collecting, accurately recording, interpreting and drawing conclusions from scientific data;

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

CRICOS

030480G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,600.00 (US$ 21,971) per year

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

Start date

1 March 2021

Venue

University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND,

New South Wales,

2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Online/Distance (3 Years Full-time; Up to 10 years Part-time)

Tuition fees
A$31,600.00 (US$ 21,971) per year
The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

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

Start date

1 March 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by UNE you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia. English language requirements: An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic overall score of at least 6.0, with no sub-band less than 5.5. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test OR at least 79 in the internet-based test. You must receive a rating of no less than 22 in the written component. A Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

For international students

Students must have completed an educational qualification considered equivalent to Year 12 in Australia.

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50;

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About this uni

The average starting salary for students after graduation from the University of New England is AUD 60,000 (The Good Universities Guide 2018).

  • Based in Armidale, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 80 different nationalities
  • Main campus spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options