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K57 Bachelor of Science (Conservation and Wildlife Biology)

The Bachelor of Science (Conservation & Wildlife Biology) gives students the knowledge and skills to understand why biodiversity is in decline worldwide and its significance, and offers approaches to tackle this important issue. The course includes training in ecology, genetics, wildlife management, animal biology and ecosystem management to allow students to investigate, monitor and manage biodiversity.  The strong practical focus of this course prepares graduates for careers in government agencies and industries which deal with conservation of biodiversity, environmental impact assessment, and the management 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.

The Bachelor of Science (Conservation and Wildlife Biology) degree is a 360 credit point (26 units with 24 units of 15 points each and two practicum units of 0 points), three year degree that may be studied in full-time or part-time mode.

Semester 1
SCI1182 Case Studies in Science 15
SCI1187 Form and Function in Biology 15
SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences 15
SCI1186 Understanding Pollution 15
SCI1120 Natural Sciences Practicum 1 0 
Semester 2
SCI1184 Australia's Physical Environment 15
SCI1183 Origins and Evolution of Life 15
SCI1125 Professional Science Essentials 15
SCI1185 Ecology 15
* Students who have completed TEE Chemistry may select SCC1111 General Chemistry instead of SCC1123.
Semester 1
SCB2222 Cellular and Molecular Biology 15
SCB2322 Genetics and Evolution 15
SCI2102 Australian Animals 15
MAT1114 Introductory Statistics 15
Semester 2
SCB2423 Plant Diversity 15
SCB2424 Animal Diversity 15
ACS2122 Aboriginal Perspectives on the Environment 15
Elective (15 credit points)
SCM3201 Conservation Biology 15
SCI2370 Wildlife Management 15
Elective (15 credit points)
Elective (15 credit points)
SCI3214 Natural Sciences Practicum 2 0 
Semester 2
SCB3201 Studies in Ecology 15
SCM3204 Ecosystem Management 15
SCM2104 Geographical Information Systems 15
Elective (15 credit points)
SCM2110 Marine and Freshwater Processes 15
SCM2201 Soil and Land Processes 15
SCI2115 Ecological Restoration 15
SCI2101 Australian Plants 15
SCI2191 Bioinformatics 15
SCI3206 Environmental Investigation and Monitoring 15
SCB3322 Applications in Molecular Biology 15
SCB3523 Plant Physiology and Adaptation 15
SCB3524 Comparative and Environmental Physiology 15
SCI3301 Catchment Health and Management 15
SCI3312 Fisheries Ecology 15
MAT3488 Biostatistics 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: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012