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You are viewing indicative tuition fee information for domestic students. If you are an international student click here to calculate indicative tuition fees for your course.

Indicative tuition fees provided are estimates based on information available to Edith Cowan University at the time of their calculation and are presented as a guide for comparative purposes only. The fees which are ultimately applicable are subject to change. ECU makes no representations or warranties in relation to the reliability of these estimates or the methodologies used for their calculations.

I acknowledge that I understand that these tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change.

First year indicative tuition fees for 2014 undergraduate courses (domestic students)

Commonwealth supported: AUD $8,613.00
Domestic fee paying: AUD $12,850.00

There are two types of domestic tuition fees as displayed above. Read the following information to identify which indicative tuition fee amount may be applicable to you.

Commonwealth Supported Place

Under this arrangement, the Australian Government contributes towards your tuition fees and you are responsible for the remaining tuition fees, called your 'student contribution'.

You are eligible to be Commonwealth Supported if you are studying:

  • a Bachelor's degree;
  • an Associate Diploma;
  • an Honours degree; or
  • selected Commonwealth Government Supported postgraduate courses.

You must also satisfy ONE of the following criteria:

  • You are an Australian Citizen.
  • You hold a Permanent Humanitarian visa.
  • You are a New Zealand Citizen and you are living in Australia whilst studying.
  • You hold an Australian Permanent Residency visa and you are living in Australia whilst studying.

Please note that eligibility for a Commonwealth Supported rate of fees does not determine your eligibility for a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) loan. For further details and to obtain a more accurate indication of fees, please use the Fees Calculator.

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Domestic tuition fees (unsubsidised full fee amount) will be applicable to you if you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place.

Domestic tuition fees also apply to non-award courses (courses or programs that do not lead to a higher education award, but are studied for general interest, professional purposes, or to gain entry to a degree program through an alternative pathway). More about non-award courses.

We recommend you visit our Fees Calculator for a more comprehensive view of the cost of courses and units.

Indicative tuition fee information for WAAPA VET courses can also be viewed on the Fees Calculator.

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Bachelor of Science (Conservation and Wildlife Biology)

This course structure will be available to students commencing the course from Semester 1, 2015 onwards.

This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

The Bachelor of Science (Conservation and Wildlife Biology) degree is a 360 credit point (24 units of 15 points each), three year degree that may be studied in full-time or part-time mode.

If you plan to commence this course in Semester 2 2014, please refer to this course structure:

Year One
UnitDescription Points
Semester 1
SCI1125Professional Science Essentials 15
SCI1187Form and Function in Biology 15
SCI1193Introduction to Environmental Science 15
SCC1123Chemistry for the Life Sciences 15
SCC1111General Chemistry 15
Semester 2
SCI1182Case Studies in Science 15
SCI1183Origins and Evolution of Life 15
SCI1185Ecology 15
SCI1192Physical Environments 15

* Students who have completed WACE Chemistry 2A/2B or equivalent MUST enrol in SCC1111 General Chemistry. Students who have NOT completed WACE Chemistry 2A/2B or equivalent must enrol in SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences.

Year Two
UnitDescription Points
Semester 1
SCI2108Environmental Management and Sustainability 15
SCM2201Soil and Land Processes 15
MAT1114Introductory Statistics 15
SCI2117Genetics 15
Semester 2
SCI2116Diversity of Life 15
SCI2118Australian Biota 15
ACS2122Aboriginal Perspectives on the Environment 15
Elective (15 credit points)

Year Three
UnitDescription Points
SCI3115Wildlife Management 15
SCM3201Conservation Biology 15
Elective (15 credit points)
Elective (15 credit points)
Semester 2
SCB3201Studies in Ecology 15
SCI3120Natural Sciences Project 15
Elective (15 credit points)
Elective (15 credit points)

Recommended Electives
UnitDescription Points
SCI2111Marine and Fisheries Biology 15
SCI2112Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 15
SCI3102Environmental Study Tour 15
SCI3112Evolution and Systematics 15
SCI3113Freshwater Ecosystems 15
SCI3206Environmental Investigation and Monitoring 15
SCM2104Geographical Information Systems 15
SCM2110Marine and Freshwater Processes 15
MAT3488Biostatistics 15

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