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Warming global temperatures are impacting our lives like never before. Immediate action is needed to reduce climate change risks, harness resources, enable cross-community collaboration and deliver best practice sustainable development.
The Bachelor of Climate Science and Adaptation will allow you to turn your passion into practice by providing you with tools to tackle global climate challenges. You will learn to identify and assess the impacts of climate change, develop goals and actions to minimise the risk of these impacts, and establish a process to implement a climate change adaptation plan.
As part of this degree, there is a strong focus on fieldwork and practical laboratory work, and you will have the opportunity to use cutting-edge equipment found in the workplace. Through elective pathways, students can tailor their program to meet their career aspirations.
Areas of study: Climate change and resource management, climate and energy, earth processes, environmental sustainability, human geography, river basin processes, spatial science, statistics, sustainable energy.
Career opportunities: Air quality control, climate action and resilience, climate change operations and policy, climatology, ecology, energy and resources, environmental impact and assessment, meteorology.
Practical experience: The Bachelor of Climate Science and Adaptation degree offers additional work- and research- integrated learning, as you will apply your studies to complete a major transdisciplinary capstone project in your third year.
Honours: Available as an additional year (or part time equivalent) to meritorious students.
Fees and charges: Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.
Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Standard or higher.
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