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Diploma in Environmental Science

The University of Newcastle

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About

The University of Newcastle has a comprehensive framework for managing health emergencies and business continuity. Our team is working closely with NSW Health to ensure our response reflects the most up-to-date University of Newcastle COVID-19 advice.

If you have a passion for science, sustainability and want to play a part in solving the environmental problems facing our society, then the Diploma in Environmental Science is a great place to start.

You'll learn to understand and combat the critical issues placing a growing strain on the earth’s natural resources such as climate change, human impacts, and the biodiversity crisis. Choose to study across a range of disciplines including ecosystems, human geography, oceans and environmental values and ethics.

The Diploma in Environmental Science provides a degree pathway. Upon completion of the Diploma in Environmental Science you’ll receive guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management, Bachelor of Climate Science and Adaptation, Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science.

Areas of study

Science and the Environment, Environmental Science, Climate Science, Coastal and Marine Science.

Career opportunities

Professionals in science work in a large range of areas including environmental impact and assessment, environmental science, environmental health and sustainability, earth sciences (including geology), laboratory and research work, marine biology, mining and exploration, teaching and urban and regional planning.

Essential requirements for admission

Applicants must satisfy the University of Newcastle English language proficiency requirements.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Applicants who have completed senior secondary studies are eligible for admission.

Applicants who achieve an ATAR (or equivalent) of 50 or above are eligible for consideration.

Applicants with higher education study

Applicants who have completed a minimum of 2 units of study are eligible for admission.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Applicants who have completed a VET program at Certificate III or higher are eligible for admission.

Applicants with work and life experience

The University of Newcastle accepts a range of qualifications, including STAT tests, enabling’/pathway programs, professional qualifications, employment experience, and Australian Defense Force experience. For more information visit

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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.

Abbreviations

– = 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.

Honours
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.