What will I learn?

Solving the world's environmental problems will require professionals who are trained in the sciences underlying these issues and who understand the wider human contexts of the challenges faced. This major will combine scientific, social, economic, cultural and political elements of environmental challenges and critically examine processes and relationships that underpin environmental management and sustainability in urban, peri-urban and rural landscapes.

Science at Western

Key areas in this major include environmental planning, climate change science, understanding landscape, water and food security and environmental risk management including land and aquatic environments.

Your career

As a science graduate in environmental futures, you can look forward to career opportunities in:

Conservation officer

Environmental auditor

Environmental planning consultant

Environmental protection officer

Landcare or pollution control officer

Protected area manager or state-of-environment assessor

Water quality manager

Which department am I in?

School of Science



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,480.00 (US$ 21,202) per year

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

Start date

20 July 2020


Hawkesbury Campus

Bourke Street,


New South Wales,

2753, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Australian Year 12 Higher School Certificate in or outside Australia; International Baccalaureate in Australia; New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), Level 3. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic version): 6.5 overall score, minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL internet-based score: Total score 82, Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

For international students

Students must have Successful completion of Year 12 or an equivalent qualification.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall score (min 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL internet-based score of 82: Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

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About this uni

Western Sydney University values integrity & academic excellence allied to a student focused approach to teaching & learning.

  • Ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide
  • Rated 1st in Sydney for employer satisfaction
  • 5 stars for facilities, Inclusiveness and Innovation (QS)
  • Multi-year scholarships valued at up to 50% off tuition fees