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|Award granted||Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability)|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Length||3 years full time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$29,360* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||075361K|
Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org
|VTAC Codes||1400516463 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place|
|Deakin course code||S398|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
The Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability) provides you with the skills and knowledge to manage the interaction between people and the environment, and to satisfy society’s needs for clean water, fresh air and healthy soils through the sustainable use of natural resources, environments and ecosystem services.
Environmental management is a multidisciplinary field which focuses on finding solutions to the world's most pressing environmental problems. This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the functioning and management of the complex interactions between the biological, physical, social, economic and political worlds.
You can design your own career direction in environmental management by choosing elective units to specialise in areas of study such as wildlife management, coastal and marine management, and environmental sustainability.
There is a focus on providing you with practical and relevant skills that will be invaluable to your future career, with fieldwork and industry-based learning incorporated into all aspects of the course. You will experience a combination of hands-on and theoretical learning and have access to state-of-the-art facilities including sustainability assessment tools and a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) laboratory.
Government and industry partners regularly contribute to the course to ensure graduates are job ready. You will have the opportunity to apply for the Department of Sustainability and Environment Cadetship Program, Industry Based Learning scholarships and Earthwatch projects during your degree, and the Department of Sustainability and Environment Graduate Recruitment program on completion of your degree. Once you have gained experience working in the environmental industry, you will be eligible to become a Certified Environmental Practitioner through the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.
An honours year is available for high-achieving students upon completion of this degree.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability) degree you may choose to pursue opportunities in a wide variety of careers such as environmental planning, environmental policy, sustainability, environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation, industry-based environmental management, waste management, human dimensions of environmental management, environmental education, catchment management, water resource management, land rehabilitation, pollution control, environmental science, conservation, and coastal and park management.
The course comprises a total of 24 credit points, which must include the following:
Students have the option of using their elective units to complete a major. A recommended major sequence for students in the Bachelorof Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability):
|SLE103||Ecology and the Environment|
|SLE010||Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program *|
plus two elective units
|SLE101||Techniques in Environmental Science|
|STP010||Introduction to Work Placements *|
plus two elective units
* SLE010 and STP010 are compulsory 0-credit point units
|SLE231||Hydrology and Water Resources Management|
|SLE201||Society and Environment|
|SLE239||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems|
plus one elective unit
|SLE207||Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment|
|SLE226||Environmental Team Based Research|
plus two elective units
|SLE303||Managing Environmental Projects|
plus two elective units
|SLE308||Policy Instruments for Sustainability|
|SLE305||Catchment and Coastal Management|
plus two elective units.
Students are required to select at least three of their elective units from the prescribed list below.
|SHD201/SHD301||Creating Sustainable Futures|
|SLE332||Geographic Information Systems *|
|SLE114||Introduction to Parks and Wildlife Conservation ^|
|SLE215||Ecotourism and Interpretation|
|SLE320||Sustainability and Waste Management|
|SLE328||Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change|
|SLE342||Risks to Healthy Environments|
|SLE317||Australian Vegetation and Its Management|
* not available in 2014
^ Please note that entry to this unit for S398 Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability) students is via application based on merit and requires approval of the Unit Chair.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study. All Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa will receive a Student Learning Entitlement (SLE). The SLE entitles a student to the equivalent of 7 years of full time study in a Commonwealth supported place.
* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2011, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2011 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.
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