Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science and Management) and Master of Environmental Science
Careers and further study
This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
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
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.
Master of Environmental Science
Fees and scholarships
Fees for this course are currently being finalised, refer back to this page in the coming weeks as more information will be made available then.
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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.
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
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About the course
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
Master of Environmental Science
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.
Your degree options
More information coming soon.
UWA School of Agriculture and Environment
Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management