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G85 Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management)

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.


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.

This course is a 26 unit degree (including 2 practicum units), with a 360 credit point value.


The degree has three main components:


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

2.  A core of eight units specific to Environmental Management.

3.  A second major* chosen from the list below:



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.

Semester 1
SCI1182 Case Studies in Science 15
SCI1187 Form and Function in Biology 15
SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences 15
SCI1181 Managing the Environment 15
SCI1120 Natural Sciences Practicum 1 0 
Semester 2
SCI1184 Australia's Physical Environment 15
SCI1183 Origins and Evolution of Life 15
SCI1186 Understanding Pollution 15
SCI1185 Ecology 15
Semester 1
SCM2201 Soil and Land Processes 15
SCM2202 Applied Aquatic Processes 15
Second Major Unit 1
Second Major Unit 2
Semester 2
SCM2104 Geographical Information Systems 15
SCM2203 Valuing the Environment 15
Second Major Unit 3
Second Major Unit 4
Semester 1
SCM3201 Conservation Biology 15
SCM3202 Environmental Planning 15
SCI3214 Natural Sciences Practicum 2 0 
Second Major Unit 5
Second Major Unit 6
Semester 2
SCM3203 Environmental Impact Assessment 15
SCM3204 Ecosystem Management 15
Second Major Unit 7
Second Major Unit 8

Students must select a second major from the list below and complete 120 credit points, which will consist of the required core units and recommended electives. 

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