Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability)

Course summary for international students

Award granted Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Length3 years full time
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2015$29,830* AUD
LevelUndergraduate
CRICOS course code075361K
IELTS Requirement

Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Deakin course code S398
VTAC Codes1400516463 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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, environmental health 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 environmental assessment tools and a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) laboratory.

Government and industry partners regularly contribute to the course to ensure graduates are job ready.  In your third year you will complete a professional work placement with an employer in your chosen field, further developing your skills for a range of exciting careers.  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.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

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.

* 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.

Career opportunities

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, environmental education, catchment management, water resource management,  land rehabilitation, pollution control, environmental science, conservation, and coastal and park management.

Course rules

The course comprises a total of 24 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 15 core units
  • 9 elective units
  • Completion of SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of STP010 Introduction to Work Placements (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
  • No more than 10 credit points at level 1
  • At least 14 credit points over levels 2 and 3 with a minimum of 6 credit points at level 3

Course structure

Level 1

Trimester 1

SLE103Ecology and the Environment

SLE101Techniques in Environmental Science

SLE010Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program *

plus two elective units 

Trimester 2

SLE102Physical Geography

SLE121Environmental Sustainability

STP010Introduction to Work Placements *

plus two elective units 

* SLE010 and STP010 are compulsory 0-credit point units

Level 2

Trimester 1

SLE201Society and Environment

SLE231Hydrology and Water Resources Management

SLE218Indigenous Engagement: Natural Resource Management

plus one elective unit

Trimester 2

SLE207Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment

SLE226Environmental Team Based Research

plus two elective units 

Level 3

Trimester 1

SLE301Professional Practice #

SLE303Managing Environmental Projects

plus two elective units

Trimester 2

SLE308Policy Instruments for Sustainability

SLE305Catchment and Coastal Management

SLE332Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Scientists

plus

SLE342Risks to Healthy Environments or

SLE320Resource Efficiency and Waste Management (Tri-3)

# Must have successfully completed STP010 Introduction to Work Placements (0 credit point unit)


Course expenses

In addition to student contribution fees, students should be aware that they may be required to meet their own expenses in connection with food and accommodation while on fieldwork.

Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Closing dates

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.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au
 

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