Bachelor of Environmental Science

Duration3 Years Full-time; up to 10 years
part time
ModeOn campus/online
ATAR/OP72.55/12

Why study at UNE

UNE is one of Australia’s leading providers in environmental science. With our state-of-the-art facilities and team of world class scientists we tackle some of the major world environmental challenges such as pollution, climate change, conserving threatened species, and provide high level solutions for management.

Our graduates can choose from a range of exciting careers including environmental protection, environmental consultancies, national park managers, zoo curators, ecotourism, research, conservation. They play a key role in fixing todays problems for future generations.

Degree information

When you study the Bachelor of Environmental Science you will learn about air, soil, water, plants and wildlife and develop critical skills in the field, laboratory and classroom to solve real world problems as competent graduate professionals. The degree allows a wide choice of electives in soil, ecological restoration, conservation biology, water, wildlife or vegetation allowing you to design your degree to match your interests. 

It has five majors: Conservation Ecology, Envirobusiness, Natural Resource Management, Remediation and Restoration and General Program. Conservation Ecology focuses on biodiversity science and management, and Remediation and Restoration meets industry demand for work capable graduates. The Natural Resource Management and Envirobusiness majors will help you build on core science skills with finance, marketing and management expertise. The General Program gives a thorough grounding in environmental science, with opportunities to undertake a wide choice of elective units. There are also options to switch between programs to ensure you are studying the area that most suits you. 

No matter which pathway you take you will get hands-on experience of environment in action through industry placements and Australian and overseas field work.

For more information visit the courses and units page.