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Undergraduate

Environmental Science and Management (Extended Major)

Help secure a sustainable future with the Environmental Science and Management extended major.
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ATAR

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

Students graduating with an extended Major in Environmental Science and Management are equipped for careers in environmental science and policy analysis or a pathway to postgraduate study. Students taking the extended major in Environmental Science and Management will position themselves well in the job market by gaining fundamental scientific, economic and social science skills as well as being trained in networking, team work, leadership and communication of complex issues essential for future leaders.

Careers include:

  • Environmental Consultants
  • Environmental Officers
  • Conservation Officers
  • Mine Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Soil Scientists
  • Environmental Economists
  • Conservation Planners
  • Environmental Policy Analysts

 

Students graduating with an extended Major in Environmental Science and Management are equipped for careers in environmental science and policy analysis or a pathway to postgraduate study. Students taking the extended major in Environmental Science and Management will position themselves well in the job market by gaining fundamental scientific, economic and social science skills as well as being trained in networking, team work, leadership and communication of complex issues essential for future leaders.

Careers include:

  • Environmental Consultants
  • Environmental Officers
  • Conservation Officers
  • Mine Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Soil Scientists
  • Environmental Economists
  • Conservation Planners
  • Environmental Policy Analysts

 

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
Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2021
$8,747.06
Typical Fee Range - 2021
$3,950.00 - $14,500.00

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.
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
Total Course Fee - 2021
$120,300.00

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 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

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

Environmental science assesses the impact of human activity on the global environment and develops scientific, risk-based solutions to help secure a sustainable future. As a student of the Environmental Science and Management extended major, you will be trained to apply scientific, economic and regulatory knowledge to help society resolve global conflicts such as climate change, deforestation and water pollution.

About the course

The Environmental Science and Management extended major, will train you to apply scientific, economic and regulatory knowledge to help society resolve conflicts relating to climate change, carbon trading, greenhouse gas emissions and habitat destruction.
Environmental Science and Management (Extended Major)

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ENVDM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
Environmental Science and Management (Extended Major)
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ENVDM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
TISC Codes
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Why study this course

  • UWA is ranked 1st in Australia for Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2019)
  • You’ll learn to help society resolve conflicts, caused by the increasing demands of growing populations on the environment
  • You can be a leader in environmental science and policy analysis with good job opportunities and weekly wages being higher than 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

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

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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

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