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Environmental Management Major  

The Bachelor of Environmental Science with an Environmental Management major 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**

Marine and Freshwater Management

Catchment Management


*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. For the latter option, students will need to see their   Course Coordinator.

This unit set is available on Joondalup Campus.
This unit set is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
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Semester 1
SCI1182 Case Studies in Science 15
SCI1187 Form and Function in Biology 15
Plus two core units from Year One
Semester 2
SCI1184 Australia's Physical Environment 15
SCI1183 Origins and Evolution of Life 15
SCI1186 Understanding Pollution 15
Plus one core unit from Year One
Semester 1
SCM2201 Soil and Land Processes 15
SCM2202 Applied Aquatic Processes 15
Plus two units from the second major
Semester 2
SCM2104 Geographical Information Systems 15
SCM2203 Valuing the Environment 15
Plus two units from the second major
SCM3201 Conservation Biology 15
SCM3202 Environmental Planning 15
Plus two units from the second major
Semester 2
SCM3203 Environmental Impact Assessment 15
SCM3204 Ecosystem Management 15
Plus two units from the second major

Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2008 VET: 31/03/2008