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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.



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCM2201Soil and Land Processes15
SCI2371Sustainable Water15
SCI2108Environmental Management and Sustainability15
SCI1187Form and Function in Biology15
SCI3150Science Project15
SCI3453Sustainable Natural Resource Management15
Plus 2 units from:
SCM3201 ^Conservation Biology15
SCM3203 ^Environmental Impact Assessment15
SCM2110 ^Marine and Freshwater Processes15

^ Core Option

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

Student handbook


Important notes

Learning Outcomes

  1. Address sustainability research questions by identifying, synthesising and applying appropriate knowledge and methods from diverse sources.
  2. Analyse values, knowledge, ethical positions and interests of different people and groups of people, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, within the context of environmental sustainability practice.
  3. Apply disciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches and frameworks to identify and resolve environmental sustainability challenges.
  4. Communicate with diverse groups in various sustainability contexts using a range of written, oral, visual and digital means.
  5. Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of interdependencies between natural environments and sustainability; sustainability challenges and their drivers; and holistic systems thinking and complexity.
  6. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice in the context of environmental sustainability.
  7. Think critically and creatively in designing and evaluating sustainable alternatives and envisioning sustainable futures.
  8. Work independently and collaboratively to participate in decision-making consistent with principles of sustainability.

Career Opportunities

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

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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