Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management/Bachelor of Business

University of Newcastle

Undergraduate course details table
Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
Course start date
Newcastle – Callaghan 482770 CSP 4F/EqP 24 Feb 2020
20 Jul 2020
Central Coast – Ourimbah 482780 CSP 4F/EqP 24 Feb 2020
20 Jul 2020


The Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management explores biology, ecology, chemistry and geology to understand human impacts on the environment and to develop solutions to global challenges. Studying a Bachelor of Business you’ll develop a core understanding of contemporary business environments and can choose to focus on a diverse range of areas from international business to tourism and more.

When studied together, these two degrees are a powerful combination. The ability to apply your business skills and experience to the environmental space will maximise commercial and entrepreneurial opportunities – and make you a highly employable graduate.

For additional information about this degree, refer to 482750 Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management and 482200 Bachelor of Business.

Areas of study: Earth systems, ecosystems and biodiversity, entrepreneurship and innovation, governance, human resource management, international business, leadership and management, marine science, marketing, policy and political economy, sports management, sustainability, tourism.

Career opportunities: Work in climate research, soil science, water, conservation for agencies such as the CSIRO, the Australian Antarctic Division, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, universities, government organisations, and private industry. You might also pursue a career in business management and consulting, retail management, advertising and promotions, human resource management, industrial relations, business analysis, marketing.

Professional recognition: Graduates who complete the Human Resource Management major are eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Human Resources Institute. Graduates completing the Marketing major can achieve accreditation with the Australian Market and Social Research Society. The Newcastle Business School is accredited by AACSB International.

Depending on your Environmental Science and Management 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 mining areas, national parks, urban developments, major waterways and other environmental 'hot spots' in the region; opportunities for work placement in the final year.

Honours: Available as an additional year (or part-time eqv) to students based on merit.

Fees and charges: Visit the University of Newcastle website for current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge and Recommended studies: Refer to 482750/482760 Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management and 482200/482210 Bachelor of Business.

Applicants with higher education study

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: visit theUniversity of Newcastle website.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

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: visit the University of Newcastle website.

Applicants with work and life experience

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: visit the University of Newcastle website.

Advanced standing

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. Visit the University of Newcastle website.

Student profile

This is a new program for 2019.

Further information

Visit the University of Newcastle website.

How to apply

Read about how to apply through UAC.

Check UAC application and offer round dates.

Course updates 
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the course search on the UAC website or the My UAC app regularly throughout the 2019–20 admissions period. 

Review of programs 
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit the University of Newcastle website. 

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.

ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2019)
ATAR profile data table
Course code Lowest ATAR (LA) Median ATAR (MA) Highest ATAR (HA) Lowest selection rank (LSR) Median selection rank (MSR) Highest selection rank (HSR)
482770 64.05 74.95 94.30 68.50 74.95 99.95
482780 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5


  1. 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.
  2. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in 2016 to 2018) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2018 Year 12 students and 2016/17 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2018 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

LA - Lowest ATAR
MA - Median ATAR
HA - Highest ATAR
LSR - Lowest selection rank
LSR - Median selection rank
LSR - Highest selection rank