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G89 Bachelor of Environmental Health

The Bachelor of Environmental Health enables students to develop skills in the quantification and assessment of the environment, environmental health risks, and public health safety. Topical and global issues in environmental protection and environmental health are explored, providing students with a wide choice of employment options on completion. 


The Bachelor of Environmental Health has been designed to meet the requirements of the Health Act and allows graduates to work as Environmental Health Officers and Scientific Officers, in a range of state and local government agencies, private enterprise and the armed forces.  The course is taught by environmental and health professionals across ECU to provide the most appropriate expertise in this cross-disciplinary area.


Standard university admission requirements.

This course is available on Joondalup Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

The degree has three main components and has a total of 480 credit points:

1. A core program of units completed over 4 years

2. Two elective units

3. Professional practice in the workplace in the 4th year


One unit will need to be completed at Curtin University as per the below structure.

Semester 1
SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences 15
SCI1181 Managing the Environment 15
SCH1134 Human Structure and Function 15
HST1120 Introduction to Health Promotion 15
Semester 2
SCI1185 Ecology 15
SCI1186 Understanding Pollution 15
HST1109 Epidemiology 15
JUS1111 Introduction to Law 1 15
Semester 1
HST2122 Health Research Methodology 15
HST1150 Fundamental Principles of Occupational Health and Safety 15
HST2184 Communicable Disease Control 15
SCH2235 Applied Microbiology 15
Semester 2
SCP1132 Introduction to Physics 15
SCI2257 Water and Wetlands Management 15
MAT2214 Applied Statistics 15
Elective Unit
Semester 1
SCH3227 The Biology of Human Disease 15
HST3186 Food Safety and Water Quality 15
SCI3206 Environmental Investigation and Monitoring 15
SCI3309 Biological and Chemical Hazards 15
Semester 2
HST2185 Environmental Disease 15
HST3187 Environmental Health Management 15
SCI3301 Catchment Health and Management 15
SCM3203 Environmental Impact Assessment 15
Semester 1
HST3105 Environmental Health Professional Practice 30 
HST2144 Applied Safety Science 2 15
SCI3307 Waste Management 15
Semester 2
SCM3305 Risk Assessment, Communication and Management 15
HST3501 Health Research Project 15
SCI3120 Natural Sciences Project 15
FSP202 Food Science Specialisation 202 or equivalent (Curtin University) 15
Elective Unit
Students are required to select two elective units from the following list:
SCI3308 Gathering and Presenting Evidence 15
SCM2104 Geographical Information Systems 15
SCM2203 Valuing the Environment 15
HST1122 Health in Society 15
HST3104 Rural Health 15
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/09/2006 VET: 30/09/2006