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M20 Bachelor of Environmental Science


The School of Natural Sciences offers a Bachelor of Environmental Science course designed to enable students to succeed in making a contribution to how we manage our environment and natural resources. The program focuses on both the theoretical and practical dimensions of natural resources and environmental management and includes three major streams of study comprising Environmental Management Environmental Forensics and Environmental Health. The Bachelor of Environmental Science program comprises 24 units and normally requires three years of full-time study (or part-time equivalent) to complete. However, exemptions may be granted to students who have successfully studied in another program allowing for more rapid completion of the course.


The Bachelor of Environmental Science aims to provide graduates with a range of skills that prepare them for work in the environmental and natural resource management professions. Students specialise by taking majors from a choice of:


Environmental Management

Environmental Forensics

Environmental Health


Standard University Admission requirements apply.

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 Bachelor of Environmental Science degree is a 24 unit, 360 credit point, three year full-time award which may be studied in part-time mode.


The degree has three main components:

(i) a foundation program in the first year comprising four units common to all majors and four units particular to each major,

(ii) a major program in the second and third years consisting of a number of specified units in one of the majors listed above.

(iii) a supplementary program comprising:

• a second major (in the case of the Environmental Management major);


• a program of elective units.

All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental Science study the following foundation units:
Semester 1
SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences 15
SCI1181 Managing the Environment 15
Plus 2 specified units for the major
Semester 2
SCI1185 Ecology 15
SCI1186 Understanding Pollution 15
Plus 2 specified units for the major
In the second year, students embark on their Major programs.
MAEFOREnvironmental Forensics Major
MAENVHEnvironmental Health Major
MAEMANEnvironmental Management Major


MABIOSBiological Sciences Major
MACBIOConservation Biology Major
MAENCHEnvironmental and Biological Chemistry Major
MAMFMMarine and Freshwater Management Major
MACMANCatchment Management Major
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2008 VET: 31/03/2008