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Sustainable Environments Major


Allows students to develop knowledge in biology and environmental administration, and undertake a relevant project in natural sciences to enrich understandings of ecologically sustainable processes on land and in water.

Students will be able to apply these understandings to nature conservation, impact assessment and natural resource management.





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)


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Practicum Requirement

Students are required to complete a professional development unit in their third year of study. Students will undertake a natural sciences project relevant to sustainability in the work place, in the environmental science or management field.



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCM2201Soil and Land Processes15
SCI2371Sustainable Water15
SCI2108Environmental Management and Sustainability15
SCI1187Form and Function in Biology15
SCI3120Natural Sciences Project15
SCI3453Sustainable Natural Resource Management15
Plus 2 units from:
SCM3201 ^Conservation Biology15
SCM3203 ^Environmental Impact Assessment15
SCM2110 ^Marine and Freshwater Processes15

^ Core Option

Employment Opportunities

Sustainability and environment officers work for government, industry and the non-government sector, in areas such as environmental protection, conservation, natural heritage, land and water management, mining and industry.

Possible future job titles

Sustainability Officer, Sustainability Practitioner, Consultant, Environmental Officer, Policy Advisor, Planning Officer, Research Officer

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