What will I learn?

Human exploitation of the environment has taken a serious toll on the planet. Environmental scientists are needed to solve issues related to land degradation, urban and regional development, impacts of mining, oil and gas extraction and processing, biodiversity loss and pollution.

In this major, you will undertake environmental research and develop your expertise in zoology, botany, ecology, genetics, environmental management, sustainability and statistics to help you meet these challenges.

You will study a common first year and then specialise in one of the following streams:

Wildlife Biology

Conservation and management of wildlife is increasingly important in the protection of global biodiversity.

This stream provides the knowledge and skills needed to work with wildlife, with a focus on Australia’s unique fauna. It provides you with opportunities to work towards research programs with leading wildlife biologists.

Restoration

Restoration is an trillion global enterprise encompassing marine, aquatic- to-terrestrial and desert ecosystems.

This unique study stream places you at the forefront of this discipline and sets you on the path to advanced training through the Curtin Centre for Mine Site Restoration.

Genetics

Genetics and genomics have expanded rapidly in recent years and offer a number of career opportunities.

This stream will help you develop the practical and theoretical skills required to contribute to the field of genetics and microbiology. You will interact with a number of research teams that use genetic or bioinformatic approaches in the environmental and agricultural disciplines.

Environmental Chemistry

There is an increasing need to understand and manage the adverse effects of contaminants on the environment.

This stream gives you the chemical and toxicological skills necessary to evaluate degraded environments and implement strategies to restore environmental health.

Professional recognition

Depending on the major area of specialisation, graduates will be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Biology, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, the Australian Mathematics Society or the Australian Institute of Physics.

Career information

Careers

Conservation Scientist
Environmental Consultant
Environmental Scientist
Mine Restoration Consultant
Natural Resource Manager
Remediated Lands Consultant

Industries

Environmental
Government policy and planning
Research and development
Urban and regional planning

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

CRICOS

061600D

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,800.00 (US$ 21,039) per year
Indicative first year fee: AUD $30,800 for 2019

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

Start date

27 July 2020

Venue

Curtin Malaysia

CDT 250, 98009 Miri Sarawak,

98000, Sarawak, Malaysia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,800.00 (US$ 21,039) per year
Indicative first year fee: AUD $30,800 for 2019

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

Start date

24 February 2020, 27 July 2020

Venue

Curtin Mauritius

Telfair,

80829, MOKA, Mauritius

Entry requirements

For students from United States

United States High School Diploma or a High School Diploma based on a US curriculum with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or an average grade of B) and a Total score (Evidence-based Reading and Writing section and Math section) of at least 1000 out of 1600 in the SAT from the same sitting, a minimum of 400 in Evidence-based Reading and Writing section, and 400 in Math section is required. This qualification does not satisfy any course prerequisites. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; C2 Proficiency (CPE)- 190 with 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

For international students

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, but also includes those who may have completed their senior secondary studies with a TAFE or other VET provider within the same time frame. This includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.0; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58; Occupational English Test (OET) Grade B in listening, reading, writing and speaking; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 190, Overall score: 176; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 176, Overall score:169.

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