|Indicative ATAR||70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||3 years full-time|
Environmental exploitation has taken a serious toll on the planet. Environmental biologists are needed to solve issues such as land degradation; the impact of urban and regional development; impacts of mining, oil and gas extraction and processing; biodiversity loss and pollution.
What the course involves
In your first year you will complete an environmental science foundation year that provides an appropriate basis for studying the physical, chemical and biological conditions of various environments and their effects on organisms. This foundation year acts as a pathway to the major in environmental biology in your second year.
The environmental biology major develops your expertise in zoology, botany, ecology, biomonitoring, ecotoxicology, environmental impact assessment, conservation biology, and environmental management.
You will develop your skills through practical experience, which is combined with a strong scientific foundation. You are encouraged to develop specialist interests through project work and industry-based work experience.
To enrol in any of the environment majors, you must apply for the Bachelor of Science (Science) and satisfy the necessary preprequisites for your chosen major.
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
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Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
- Mathematics: Applications ATAR and at least one science course
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
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You will be eligible for an associate membership of the Australian Institute of Biology and the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. Full membership becomes possible after three or four years of professional practice.
- This course has a strong research component, and you can choose a year-long research project in third year. You will work one-to-one with a researcher and are closely supervised, which provides an excellent introduction to research, with the possibility of undertaking Honours and graduate studies. Research strengths in the Department include plant and animal physiology, zoology, ecotoxicology, aquatic health, biodiversity and climate change.
- The course has a very strong hands-on component, focusing on real-world situations which are linked to the learned theoretical knowledge. You will become skilled in practical applications, and learn how to apply them in management. This achieves much better environmental management, and makes our graduates sought-after by industry.
- A very high percentage of our graduates are working in their chosen field within a year of completing their degree.
Conservation, sustainable development, restoring degraded land, and climate change are all urgent issues and there is a growing market for environmental professionals trained to tackle them.
Increasing demand for environmental scientists is spurred partly by public policy, which requires industries to comply with environmental laws and regulations, particularly for rehabilitation, environmental impacts of anthropogenic activities and conservation of natural resources.
Government agencies, local authorities, industry, urban planners, environmental consultancies, research and education are all career options for the environmental biologist.