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Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management)

Course code Y39

Focuses on the multidisciplinary nature of environmental management. Students gain a grounding in the biological and physical aspects of the environment and the knowledge and skills used in its management.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

Y39

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $9,400

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

Y39

CRICOS code

074071F

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $32,000

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Duration

3 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI1125Professional Science Essentials15
SCI1187Form and Function in Biology15
SCI1193Introduction to Environmental Science15
Select 1 unit from:
SCC1123 ^Chemistry for the Life Sciences15
SCC1111 ^General Chemistry15

Note: Students who have completed Chemistry ATAR or equivalent should enrol in SCC1111 General Chemistry, while those that have not completed Chemistry ATAR should enrol in SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences.

Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI1182Case Studies in Science15
SCI1183Origins and Evolution of Life15
SCI1185Ecology15
SCI1192Physical Environments15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI2108Environmental Management and Sustainability15
SCI2115Ecological Restoration15
SCM2110Marine and Freshwater Processes15
SCM2201Soil and Land Processes15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCM2104Geographical Information Systems15
ACS2122Aboriginal Perspectives on the Environment15
SCI2118Australian Biota15
Elective Unitx 115

Students who are NOT undertaking Work Integrated Learning Placement

Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI3206Environmental Investigation and Monitoring15
Elective Unitx 345
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCB3201Studies in Ecology15
SCI3150Science Project15
SCM3203Environmental Impact Assessment15
SCI3453Sustainable Natural Resource Management15

Students who ARE undertaking a Work Integrated Learning Placement

Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI3206Environmental Investigation and Monitoring15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCB3201Studies in Ecology15
SCM3203Environmental Impact Assessment15
SCI3453Sustainable Natural Resource Management15
Year 3 - Summer
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI3345Work Experience Project60
RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAT1114Introductory Statistics15
SCI1001Introduction to Sustainability15
SCI2116Diversity of Life15
SCI3210Marine and Coastal Ecosystems15
SCI3102Environmental Study Tour15
SCI3113Freshwater Ecosystems15
SCI3115Wildlife Management15
SCI3307Waste Management15

^ Core Option

Y39|5

For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical environmental management situations.
  2. Apply environmental, digital and managerial literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  3. Communicate environmental management knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
  4. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for environmental, cultural and economic diversity.
  5. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
  6. Think creatively to anticipate environmental challenges and design approaches for their solution.
  7. Think critically to analyse, interpret complex environmental management problems and devise strategies for their solution.
  8. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values, including Indigenous cultural competence.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $9,400 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $32,000 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

The strong management focus of this course prepares graduates for careers in government agencies and industries which deal with conservation of biodiversity, environmental impact assessment and management of activities, environmental planning and the management and rehabilitation of specific ecosystems. Students benefit from a learning environment inspired by world class research academics with strong industry, NGO and government links.

Possible future job titles

Environmental Officer, Environmental Consultant, Catchment Officer, Natural Resource Officer, Environmental Management Officer, Conservation Field Officer, Land Management Officer, Environmental Consultant, Landcare Officer, Environmental Educator

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"The lecturers are of the highest standard and are always approachable and personable"
Vanessa Stylianou
Vanessa StylianouEnvironmental Management graduate

I’ve always been really interested in the natural environment and concerned with the multitude of stresses which threaten its condition.

ECU’s course offered the perfect avenue to enable me to understand the way catchments and ecosystems function and how we can successfully manage our environment and natural resources.

The great thing about ECU is the combination of both theoretical and practical course components which I believe will make me highly employable.

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