Environmental Science and Ecology (Extended Major)
The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009
131 UWA (131 892)
(+61 8) 6488 1000
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This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
Master of Environmental Science
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The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.
Minimum entry requirements
This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.
WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Methods ATAR and Chemistry ATAR
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About the course
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Semester 1, Semester 2
- This course is not available to international student visa holders
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Extended majors enable you to dive deeper into a particular area of study and normally require 13 to 18 units studied over the course of your degree.
Why study this course?
- By taking this extended major you’ll gain specialised advanced training in the field of environmental science to set you on the path to your dream career
- The specific skills and knowledge developed and demonstrated by graduates are exceedingly valued by employers and will make you highly competitive in the job market
- We’ll provide you the environment to build technical skills and valuable connections through hands-on learning, work integrated learning, in the lab and out in the field.
You'll learn to
- Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical knowledge and applied technical skills in the disciplines of Environmental Science and Ecology
- Apply scientific principles as well as creative and communication skills in diverse contexts relevant for Environmental Science and Ecology
- Exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems around climate change impacts, environmental assessments as well as ecological and environmental rehabilitation with intellectual independence
- Demonstrate competency in laboratory practice, fieldwork study, report writing, oral presentation and team work skills suited to gain employment in the disciplines of Environmental Science and Ecology