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Undergraduate

Environmental Science

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) - BSc(Curtin) - MJRU-ENSCI Science and Engineering
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.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

Environmental scientists focus on applying scientific techniques to study interactions between people and the rest of the world, including living and non-living environments. Unlike environmental biologists, they focus more on the physical environment than the animals that inhabit an ecosystem.

Because environmental science is interdisciplinary, you will focus on biology and chemistry. You will cover a wide range of topics, including conservation biology and sustainability, chemical structure and spectroscopy, ecotoxicology, analytical chemistry, environmental impact assessment, water resource management, ecology, environmental geoscience and restoration.

What the course involves

Your first year provides an appropriate foundation for studying the physical, chemical and biological conditions of various environments and their effects on organisms.

In your second and third years you cover a wide range of environmental science topics, including study conservation biology and sustainability, chemical structure and spectroscopy, ecotoxicology, analytical chemistry, environmental impact assessment, environmental restoration, ecology and environmental geoscience.

Entry requirements

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.

70

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.

Not accepted.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

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Essential WACE courses

  • Mathematics: Methods ATAR and Chemistry ATAR

Notes

If you do not meet the requirements for entry into the honours component of this course by the end of your third year, you may graduate with the Bachelor of Science.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

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Professional recognition

Depending on the major area of specialisation, graduates will be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Biology, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, the Australian Mathematics Society or the Australian Institute of Physics.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Life Scientist
  • Environmental Scientist

Why Environmental Science?

  • Our science departments are highly regarded in the international environmental community and renowned for their excellent research reputation.
  • Students in their final year conduct a significant research project in conjunction with academics involved in research.

 

How this course will make you industry ready

As the human population grows, it takes work to keep the natural environment safe. Businesses and governments hire scientists to make sure they effectively manage natural environments, follow strict environmental laws, and restore and remediate degraded environments.