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CA42 - Bachelor of Environmental Science

Overview

At a glance

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.

Study modes On-Campus, Online
Rank OP: 14 SR: 68 ATAR: 64.95
Units/credits 24/144
Pre-requisites QTAC: English (4, SA); see entry requirements tab for UAC and VTAC prerequisites
Majors

Environmental Geography, Integrated Land and Water Management

Availability Bundaberg; Rockhampton North; Online Study
Duration 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Recommended study Social Science, Biology or Chemistry
QTAC Code BDG: 810681, ROK: 850681, Online: 850685
VTAC Code Online: 1700110531
UAC Code Online: 160431
CRICOS 029850G

* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page are from main round offers for Term 1 2018. They represent the minimum competitive rank that applications were considered for entry to a course. Entry to a course is competitive and a cut off score lower than the minimum competitive rank may have been needed to gain entry to a particular course. Entry ranks vary from year to year so are provided as a historical guide of past performance.

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

Career opportunities

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.

Details

Summary

Do you want to play a key role in environmental monitoring, management and ecologically sustainable development?

The Bachelor of Environmental Science will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to turn your passion into a career.

At CQUniversity you will develop a wide range of skills through a combination of theoretical and practical work, including both laboratory and field work. You will learn to think systemically and systematically about natural resource management and social and economic development.

The course will provide you with a broad foundation of knowledge in environmental studies and develop generic skills in the sciences and social sciences and humanities. You will also benefit from the opportunity to undertake a considerable scope of elective units, including a major in Environmental Geography or Integrated Land and Water Management.

You will gain broad knowledge from our multidisciplinary approach to environmental science, combining units from biology, chemistry, geography and sociology. This ensures our course is better aligned to what is required in the workplace, as well as making you more employable on completion.

Why Study Science and Environment at CQUniversity

Our range of Science and Environment Education and Training options will provide you with both general and specialised subject knowledge, as well as practical skills such as problem-solving, teamwork and communication.

Wide choice of study areas
At CQUniversity, our science and environment courses and units cover a diverse range of areas including agricultural and food science, analytical science and biotechnology, biological science, environmental health, laboratory skills, and the growing fields of medical science, including clinical investigation, nutrition and pathology. For more information on environmental health and all medical science offerings at CQUniversity please visit Health.

Hands-on, practical experience
We offer courses that include work placements, allowing you to put the theory you learn into hands-on practice. Our placements also allow you to build important networks with industry and increase your work-ready skills, giving you the competitive edge when seeking employment.

Up-to-date and industry relevant 
CQUniversity consults with industry when developing and reviewing courses and units to ensure content is up-to-date and meeting demands of employers.

Study your way
Many of our offerings are flexible in their delivery, allowing you to study either on-campus or by online study. Regardless of how you choose to study, you will always have the support of our experienced teaching professionals and technicians who bring industry-relevant and real-world skills and knowledge to the learning environment.

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 to you if you are interested in a career in land and water management and rehabilitation or vegetation management.

Structure and assessment

Program Structure

You are required to complete 24 units including 12 core units and six units from your chosen major. You must also complete an additional six electives.

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Bachelor of Environmental Science course please click here.

As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note units are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of unit availability for your study. Please call 13CQUni 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding course information regarding your specific application.

Residential Schools

Students studying via online study will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for some units.  Click here to view Residential Schools for all units.

Credit transfer information

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

Entry requirements

OP: 14 , SR: 68 , ATAR: 64.95

OP = Overall Position (QLD school leavers), SR = Selection Rank (mature age students), ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank

QTAC

English (4, SA)

UAC

English (Standard, Band 2)

VTAC

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English

Course Requirements

To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.

Student Profile

Information on the Student Profile for this course by campus as well as the OP/ATAR profile for recent school leavers is available at our future students page.

English Requirements

International Students

If you have English as your second language (domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), you need to meet different English language proficiency requirements depending on the level of study and/or course you wish to undertake. Click here for more details.

Domestic Students

If you are not born in Australia,Canada,New Zealand,United Kingdom,Ireland, or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Information on English Language Proficiency requirements is available here.

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered

  • Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
  • domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
  • international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.

In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.

Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.

PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.

For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:

Scholarships

Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

How to Apply

Applying

You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

You can lodge your application to study at CQUniversity via one of the following Tertiary Admission Centres:

  • Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC)
  • South Australia Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC)
  • Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
  • Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
  • Western Australia (Apply WA).

Use the table below to find your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre depending on where you live, and where/how you wish to study:

Should you require assistance please contact our Student Advice team.

QLD NSW SA VIC WA Online
Undergraduate Apply through QTAC Apply through UAC Apply through SATAC Apply through VTAC Apply through Apply WA Apply through your state tertiary admissions centre, if the program is not listed, apply through QTAC

For more information on applying for Bachelor of Environmental Science, please click here.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

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