Undergraduate + Postgraduate

Bachelor of Environmental Science and Master of Environmental Science

Environmental Science assesses the impact of human activity on the global environment and develops scientific, risk-based solutions to help secure a sustainable future.
90
ATAR
4
Years Full Time

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

Our specialisations have been designed in consultation with the industry to ensure graduates are highly competent and sought-after in their chosen field. Graduates will find employment in a range of areas including:

  • Environmental consulting firms
  • Commonwealth and state agencies responsible for the environment, water, conservation, agriculture and food, and primary industries.
  • Private sector firms working in the resources sector and non-government organisations.   

Roles can include:  

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Manager
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Geographer  

Environmental Rehabilitation Graduates will be well-positioned for careers in industrial, mining, agricultural, and urban environmental management.  

Examples of career paths include:  

  • Contaminated sites management: assessing contamination, developing clean-up strategies
  • Environmental consultancy: environmental impact assessment, management plans for urban and industrial sites
  • Mine site rehabilitation: remediating soils and water, re-introducing key flora and fauna species, identifying appropriate end land use options and management strategies
  • Urban planning: assessing land degradation risk (e.g. acid sulfate soils, erosion), managing anthropogenic impacts on natural systems.

 

Our specialisations have been designed in consultation with the industry to ensure graduates are highly competent and sought-after in their chosen field. Graduates will find employment in a range of areas including:

  • Environmental consulting firms
  • Commonwealth and state agencies responsible for the environment, water, conservation, agriculture and food, and primary industries.
  • Private sector firms working in the resources sector and non-government organisations.   

Roles can include:  

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Manager
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Geographer  

Environmental Rehabilitation Graduates will be well-positioned for careers in industrial, mining, agricultural, and urban environmental management.  

Examples of career paths include:  

  • Contaminated sites management: assessing contamination, developing clean-up strategies
  • Environmental consultancy: environmental impact assessment, management plans for urban and industrial sites
  • Mine site rehabilitation: remediating soils and water, re-introducing key flora and fauna species, identifying appropriate end land use options and management strategies
  • Urban planning: assessing land degradation risk (e.g. acid sulfate soils, erosion), managing anthropogenic impacts on natural systems.

 

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Mathematics requirement

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

How to apply

Ready to apply for this course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This Combined Bachelor's and Master's (CBM) is a four-year accelerated program for those with an ATAR of 90 or above. Over the first three years you’ll complete your selected extended major in Environmental Science and Management or Environmental Science and Ecology, and some units from the Master of Environmental Science. You can then choose to exit after three years with an Advanced Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, or continue with the Master of Environmental Science and be awarded a Bachelor of Environmental Science and a Master of Environmental Science at the end of the four years.

About the course

Gain advanced skills and knowledge in dealing with issues such as climate change, water resource management, sustainable natural resource use, and the rehabilitation of degraded or polluted environments to help secure a sustainable future.
Bachelor of Environmental Science and Master of Environmental Science

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2022
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM008
CRICOS code
  • 102870E
Bachelor of Environmental Science and Master of Environmental Science
Status
  • Available 2022
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM008
CRICOS code
  • 102870E
Full time/part time duration
  • 4 years full time or equivalent
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science

Why study this course?

  • UWA is ranked 1st in Australia for Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2019) and the UWA Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy is a recognised centre of excellence for the impact of its environmental policy analysis
  • You’ll learn to help society resolve conflicts, caused by the increasing demands of growing populations on the environment through an understanding of environmental science and social science
  • You’ll become a leader in environmental science and policy analysis with strong job opportunities and weekly wages being higher than the average (joboutlook.gov.au)
 

You'll learn to

  • develop skills and knowledge to assess environmental systems, using field, laboratory, modelling and statistical methodologies
  • integrate science, economics and social science to guide decision making with respect to human intervention in the environment
  • analyse environmental policies from an economic and social science perspective
     

     

Course structure

In your first three years, you will complete your selected extended major in Environmental Science and Management or Environmental Science and Ecology  and a semester of postgraduate study. You will then complete your selected specialisation in the Master of Environmental Science. Refer to the example study plan for more information.

Student story

Basundhara Dutta

Student story
Basundhara Dutta
Alumni story

Richard McLellan

Alumni story
Richard McLellan

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) helps bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing opportunities for students to gain hands-on, practical industry relevant experience and for employers to help shape the graduates of tomorrow.

Ranked 1st in Australia and 21st in the world for Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2021)
Centre

Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management

Albany coastline

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