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Bachelor of Environmental Science - CA42

The Bachelor of Environmental Science will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills required for employment related to environmental monitoring, management and ecologically sustainable development. You will benefit from a combination of theoretical and practical work, including field work.

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RANK CUT OFF

OP:14 SR:70 ATAR:67.95

RANK THRESHOLD

OP:14 SR:70 ATAR:67.95

UNITS/CREDITS

23/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Queensland: Biology or Chemistry, Social Science

CRICOS

029850G

Management of environmental issues such as pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss and habitat destruction are critical for the future. In the Bachelor of Environmental Science you will examine, measure, monitor and manage aspects of the Earth’s living and non-living environment. Your first year of study will incorporate skills-focused units that will develop field and laboratory competencies useful for research, and desired by industry and government. Further study of transdisciplinary subjects such as environmental economics, geography, environmental law and community engagement, in addition to biological and chemical sciences, will develop skills and knowledge that enable you to contribute to the sustainability of ecosystems and societies. With a degree in Environmental Science, you may continue onto higher degree research programs or obtain employment in a wide range of occupations such as Conservation Officer, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Scientist or Park Ranger.

Core Units 14 Major Units 6
Electives 3 Minor Units None

Online Availability

Term dates for 2019
Term 1: 11 March to 7 June
Term 2: 15 July to 11 October
Term 3: 11 November to 14 February 2020

Only the first year of the course is available to study on-campus at CQUniversity Bundaberg.

MajorsUnitsDescription
Environmental Geography7


Integrated Land and Water Managment6

COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete 24 units including 14 core units and six or seven units from your chosen major. You must also complete an additional three electives.

MAJORS

Environmental Geography
The Environmental Geography major will provide you with an introduction to the relationship humans have with their environment from both a contemporary and historical perspective. System analysis skills are developed and applied to the issue of climate change.

You will develop an understanding of environmental policy and gain important skills that will assist you with preparing Environmental Impact Assessments, analysing demographic data and managing environmental systems.
Integrated Land and Water Management

The Integrated Land and Water Management major will introduce you to both water management and to terrestrial systems. You will get a strong understanding of the physical, chemical and biological processes that occur in both freshwater and marine systems and field trips to local waterways and an offshore island will be organised to complement your learning. Hands-on practical work in the field and laboratory will also be used to demonstrate the application of the theory to the practical management of terrestrial systems

This major will be suitable for you if you are interested in a career in land and water management and rehabilitation or vegetation management.


UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Unit NameCodeDescription
Professional Placement or ProjectBIOL12050This unit provides students with an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge and practical skills attained in their degree course to the professional work environment. Students will undertake either a) an industry placement, or b) a short research project. They will report on their experience in an appropriate format, identifying the nature of the work and activities undertaken. In this report, they will also reflect on how the knowledge gained and the skills developed during placement relate to their course of study and their future career.
Compulsory Residential School- Students studying via distance education will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for some units.

A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course. The rank cut-off score is the competitive entry score that was needed to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2019. There is an unadjusted score before any bonus is applied and an adjusted score if bonus points were applied. Entry to courses is competitive and the cut-off score will vary from year to year and is provided as a historical guide of past performance.

Rank Threshold OP 14 | SR 70 | ATAR 67.95
Rank Cut-Off - unadjusted OP 14 | SR 70 | ATAR 67.95
Rank Cut-Off - adjusted OP 14 | SR 70 | ATAR 67.95

Domestic students - English (4, SA)

English Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • tertiary diploma level qualification, or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
  • Cambridge Certificate in advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
  • Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International students - refer to the international student section

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Assumed Knowledge

English and a social science, biological science or chemistry subject.

Completion of the Bachelor of Environmental Science will prepare you to peruse employment opportunities in roles such as:

  • environmental officer
  • environmental consultant
  • environmental scientist
  • vegetation management officer
  • air quality control officer
  • water management officer.

Employment opportunities exist within public and private sectors for example local catchment authorities, regional resource management organisations, State and Federal Government natural resource management departments, environmental consulting firms, local councils and mining companies.

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