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Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management/Bachelor of Business

The University of Newcastle

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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

Marine science and management, ecosystems and biodiversity, entrepreneurship and innovation, governance, human resource management, international business, leadership and management, marketing, natural resources and hazards, politics and international relations, sustainability, tourism and event management.

Career opportunities

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. 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.


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

Fees and charges

Refer to University of Newcastle 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.

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.

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.

Explore University of Newcastle entry options.

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.

Further information

View all details of this course on the UON website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2021)

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 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. 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 the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. 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.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

Course updates
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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.