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K70 Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)

The School of Natural Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) course designed to enable students to succeed in making a contribution to understanding our environment and natural resources. The program focuses on both the theoretical and practical aspects of environmental science. The Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) provides graduates with practical and relevant skills that prepares them for work in the environmental and natural resource professions.


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 Science (Environmental Science) degree is a 360 credit point (25 units including a 0 credit point practicum unit) three year full-time award which may be studied in part-time mode.


The degree has two main components:


1. A core program of units in Bachelor of Science(Environmental Science).

2. An major* chosen from the list below:


    Conservation Biology

    Environmental and Biological Chemistry

    Environmental Management

    Catchment Management

    Marine and Freshwater Management

    Biological Science


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

All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) study the following foundation units:
Semester 1
SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences 15
SCI1181 Managing the Environment 15
SCI1187 Form and Function in Biology 15
SCI1182 Case Studies in Science 15
SCI1120 Natural Sciences Practicum 1 0 
Semester 2
SCI1185 Ecology 15
SCI1186 Understanding Pollution 15
SCI1183 Origins and Evolution of Life 15
SCC1226 Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 15
*Students who have TEE Chemistry may choose to take SCC1111 General Chemistry instead of SCC1123.
In the second year, students embark on their major program.
Semester 1
SCM2201 Soil and Land Processes 15
SCM2202 Applied Aquatic Processes 15
Plus two units from the major (15 credit points each)
Semester 2
SCI1184 Australia's Physical Environment 15
SCM3305 Risk Assessment, Communication and Management 15
Plus two units from the major (15 credit points each)
Semester 1
SCI3206 Environmental Investigation and Monitoring 15
SCI3307 Waste Management 15
SCI3309 Biological and Chemical Hazards 15
Plus 1 unit from the major (15 credit points)
Semester 2
SCM3203 Environmental Impact Assessment 15
Plus 3 units from the major (15 credit points each)
MABIOSBiological Sciences Major
MACBIOConservation Biology Major
MAENCHEnvironmental and Biological Chemistry Major
MAMFMMarine and Freshwater Management Major
MACMANCatchment Management Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/04/2009 VET: 30/04/2009