Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours)
Course summary for local students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool|
|Length||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Tuition fee rate||Available fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees|
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
|CRICOS course code||047023E|
|Deakin course code||S494|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- How to apply
- Further study
Deakin’s Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) provides you with exposure to a range of possible career paths and a deep understanding of your chosen discipline through research exploration in areas including environmental management and sustainability; ecological risk assessment, wildlife and conservation biology; behaviour, ecology, evolution, and, ecophysiology; marine and freshwater biology; and fisheries and aquaculture.
You’ll be exposed to research of national and international significance and acquire skills in research design and implementation, critical thinking and data analysis, digital literacy, and scientific communication. You’ll also develop valuable skills for life-long learning; an essential professional attribute in this ever-evolving field.
The coursework component of the honours program provides you with essential theoretical knowledge underpinning robust research, while the research project develops the practical skills necessary to investigate an area of interest through research exploration.
You’ll have the support and supervision of our experienced staff throughout your honours program, and will graduate with skills that provide you with a competitive edge in the job market and an ideal pathway to further study and research.
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.
The Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) will produce high quality graduates with the generic skills, theoretical knowledge, and specialised practical skills to either gain employment or to succeed in further study such as Higher Degrees by Research.
Course Learning Outcomes
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.
2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.
3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.
4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.
5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.
6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.
7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.
8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.
Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016
To complete the Bachelor of Science (Honours), students must attain 8 credit points.
Students are required to complete four 2 credit point units of study.
|SLE440||Introduction to Environmental Science Research|
|SLE441||Honours Environmental Science Coursework|
|SLE442||Honours Environmental Science Thesis A|
|SLE443||Honours Environmental Science Thesis B|
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
Normally an overall level of academic performance at 70% or greater in level 3 units within the Bachelor of Environmental Science (or equivalent) is required to be eligible to join the honours program, with an alternative entry pathway to further consider relevant work experience assessed through an interview process.
How to apply
For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Graduates may wish to apply for further study in Higher Degrees by Research.