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If you want to contribute to solving the environmental problems facing our society, and have a passion for sustainability, then the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management is for you. The University of Newcastle is centrally situated to give you hands-on experience in areas of vast environmental diversity, from terrestrial landscapes, to wetlands and coastal zones. We offer the perfect environment for you to gain an understanding of the critical issues placing a growing strain on the earth’s natural resources and develop tactics to combat them.
Areas of study Marine science and management, ecosystems and biodiversity, natural resource and hazards, sustainability.
Career opportunities Environmental health/sustainability officer, water resource management specialist, environmental consultant, climatologist, botanist/plant scientist, coastal management officer, marine scientist.
Develop solutions for a sustainable future, conservation and ecology, environmental science, laboratory and research work, urban and regional planning.
Professional recognition Depending on your area of study, you can gain professional recognition with the Hunter Environmental Institute, Australian Ecology Society, Australian Wildlife Management Society, Birds Australia, Australian Mammal Society, Australian Society of Herpetology.
Practical experience Fieldwork in a range of settings and environments, including mining areas, national parks, urban developments, and major waterways and coastal zones.
Your fieldwork is complemented by practical lab work where you have the opportunity to use professional equipment found in the workplace. In the final year of your degree you will also have the opportunity to complete an 80-hour work placement in a private sector, government or community organisation.
Honours Available as an additional year (or part-time eqv) to meritorious students.
Fees and charges Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.
Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Advanced plus one of Earth and Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology or equivalent.
Recommended studies: Earth and Environmental Science. If you have limited knowledge in these subjects you should enrol in bridging courses offered by the University's English Language and Foundation Studies Centre before you start the program. Bridging and enabling courses.
If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes.
If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission.
If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree.
If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle.
View all details of this course on the UON website.
Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
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Review of programs
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit University of Newcastle degrees.
Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.