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G03 Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management)

Bachelor of Science


The School of Natural Sciences offers degree programs in the environmental and life sciences with a strong emphasis on practical learning and problem solving through laboratory and field work. Each of the School’s programs integrates a sound knowledge of the discipline with the important generic skills of effective communication, information handling and computing.


The programs in Biological Sciences and Environmental Management provide opportunities for students to complete a second major, which is designed to enhance their employment opportunities.


The Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management) introduces students to the multidisciplinary nature of Environmental Management. Environmental Management involves an understanding of the environment, and the knowledge and skills used in its management. The strong management focus of this course prepares graduates for careers in government agencies and industries which deal with conservation of biodiversity, environmental impact assessment, environmental planning and the management and rehabilitation of specific ecosystems such as land, wetlands, forests, coastlines and arid regions.


The degree has three main components:


1.  A core program of eight units completed in the first year.

2.  A Major program consisting of eight units in Environmental Management.

3.  A Second Major* chosen from the list below:


Biological Sciences

Conservation Biology

Environmental Chemistry**

Land Management

Management of Aquatic Systems


*With permission of the course coordinator an eight-unit Supporting Major from a course offered by another school may be selected instead of a recommended Second Major.


** Students who choose Environmental Chemistry as their second major, will need to complete in their first year EITHER SCC1111, General Chemistry unit, OR SCC1123, Chemistry for the Life Sciences AND SCC1226, Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry units. For the latter option, students will need to see their respective Course Coordinator.



The course is available by full-time or part-time study on Joondalup campus.



Semester 1
SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences *** 15
SCI1181 Managing the Environment 15
SCI1182 Case Studies in Science 15
SCI1187 Form and Function in Biology 15
Semester 2
SCI1183 Origins and Evolution of Life 15
SCI1184 Australia's Physical Environment 15
SCI1185 Ecology 15
SCI1186 Understanding Pollution 15
***Students who have TEE Chemistry may choose to take SCC1111 General Chemistry instead.

In years 2 and 3 students take their Major in Environmental Management (the SCM units below), as well as an eight-unit Second Major.
Semester 1
SCM2201 Soil and Land Processes 15
SCM2202 Applied Aquatic Processes 15
Plus two units from their Second Major
Semester 2
SCM2101 Environmental Mapping 15
SCM2203 Valuing the Environment 15
Plus two units from their Second Major
Semester 1
SCM3201 Conservation Biology 15
SCM3202 Environmental Planning 15
Plus two units from their Second Major
Semester 2
SCM3203 Environmental Impact Assessment 15
SCM3204 Ecosystem Management *** 15
Plus two units from their Second Major
***This unit includes a requirement to ensure all Environmental Management students complete a minimum of ten days work experience during their course.

(as listed below)
MABIOSBiological Sciences Major
MACBIOConservation Biology Major
MAECHMEnvironmental Chemistry Major
MALMANLand Management Major
MAMASManagement of Aquatic Systems Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 18/11/2004