Undergraduate

Environmental Science

Studying Environmental Science will provide you with a strong research basis for solving environmental problems.
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The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

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1800 653 050

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8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

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Careers and further study

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

Career Pathways

Students graduating with a Major in Environmental Science are well placed for the job market or a pathway to postgraduate study. Their strong cognate background in Environmental Science as well as their comprehensive practical skills will open pathways to become environmental officers and consultants in a large variety of places such as consultancies, NGOs or government departments and agencies.

Careers include:

  • Environmental Consultants
  • Environmental Officers
  • Conservation Officers
  • Mine Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Soil Scientists

 


Students graduating with a Major in Environmental Science are well placed for the job market or a pathway to postgraduate study. Their strong cognate background in Environmental Science as well as their comprehensive practical skills will open pathways to become environmental officers and consultants in a large variety of places such as consultancies, NGOs or government departments and agencies.

Careers include:

  • Environmental Consultants
  • Environmental Officers
  • Conservation Officers
  • Mine Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Soil Scientists

 


Further Study

An Honours in Environmental Science will prepare you with advanced training in areas of land and water management, climate science, biogeochemical processes, ecology and soil science related to natural and disturbed environments, enabling you to successfully complete a research project. The project consists usually of field work and will often involve industry partners. You will learn how to manage your time, interact with scientists and stakeholders and be trained to communicate with confidence in both written and oral form. Employment opportunities include roles within companies overseeing environmental compliance, being part of investigative teams assessing environmental impacts, within consulting companies, and within government agencies and departments managing natural, agricultural and urban environments, and being involved in regulating users of land and water resources.
An Honours in Environmental Science will prepare you with advanced training in areas of land and water management, climate science, biogeochemical processes, ecology and soil science related to natural and disturbed environments, enabling you to successfully complete a research project. The project consists usually of field work and will often involve industry partners. You will learn how to manage your time, interact with scientists and stakeholders and be trained to communicate with confidence in both written and oral form. Employment opportunities include roles within companies overseeing environmental compliance, being part of investigative teams assessing environmental impacts, within consulting companies, and within government agencies and departments managing natural, agricultural and urban environments, and being involved in regulating users of land and water resources.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. 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 your desired 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.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2020
$115,800.00

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.

Minimum entry requirements

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

Admission requirements

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

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 Applications ATAR

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.

How to apply

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

Course details

Environmental Science assesses the impact of human activity on the global environment and develops scientific, risk-based solutions to help secure a sustainable future. By choosing to major in Environmental Science, you'll help to develop solutions to global environmental issues including climate change, carbon trading, greenhouse gas emissions, water resource management, salinity, deforestation, and others.

About the course

The Environmental Science major encompasses both the biological and the earth sciences. Environmental issues are many and varied so the use of an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving is essential. 
Environmental Science

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 18-24 hours contact time, plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ENVSC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc)
Environmental Science
Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 18-24 hours contact time, plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ENVSC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc)
TISC Codes
  • UWSES
  • UWBPH
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

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This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.

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