Undergraduate

Environmental Science and Ecology (Extended Major)

Apply your knowledge of environmental science, botany and animal science to secure a sustainable future for the planet.
80
ATAR
3
Years Full Time

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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 Methods ATAR and Chemistry 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

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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. Environmental scientists deal with issues such as climate change, rehabilitation and renaturation, habitat destruction or environmental impact assessment.

About the course

As a student of the Environmental Science and Ecology extended major, you will be trained to apply a combination of scientific knowledge from environmental science, botany and animal science to solve real-world problems. The acquired skills and knowledge are highly relevant to the work force in this field.
Environmental Science and Ecology Extended Major

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2022
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ENVEM
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Environmental Science and Ecology Extended Major
Status
  • Available 2022
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ENVEM
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
TISC Codes
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

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Course structure

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.

Course Structure

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

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific major for these degrees.