Environmental management and sustainability

Environmental management and sustainability is a multidisciplinary field which focuses on finding solutions to the world's most pressing environmental problems. Focus on real-world problem solving and the development of applied solutions to environmental issues at local, national and international levels.

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Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

Why study environmental management and sustainability at Deakin?

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See our students in action and experience what studying environmental science at Deakin is really like!

Follow the adventures of our students and staff.  From experiences out on field trips to travels around the World, this website showcases the great experiences our students have and the wonderful places they go.

Develop the skills to make a difference

Gain the skills and knowledge to manage the complex 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.

Choices to suit your career path

Design your own career direction in environmental management and sustainability by choosing elective units to specialise in areas such as wildlife management, coastal and marine management, environmental sustainability, natural resources management, environmental protection, and environmental policy and planning.

Gain practical skills and experience

The course incorporates fieldwork and industry experience in several ways – practical classes, site visits and overnight field excursions. You will also undertake professional work placements with an industry or government-based environmental organisation of your choice.

Want to study overseas as part of your degree?

Maybe you should apply for the Global Science and Technology Program. The program enables students to achieve their dreams of a truly global education and includes a $3000 scholarship. Visit the Global Science and Technology Program website to find out more about the program, how it works and where our students are studying overseas. You will also find information about how to apply for this amazing opportunity.

Major in environmental health

The environmental health major sequence is recommended for students interested in working in public health policy, environmental health and related areas. Explore and apply theoretical and practical skills in the interface between public health and the quality of the environment and gain a basic understanding of human physiology and genetics relevant to the interactions of humans with the environment.

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Honours study

Honours in environmental management and sustainability gives you the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of your particular discipline through research, additional coursework and training in research techniques. It can offer you a competitive edge in the job market along with providing a pathway to a higher degree – including a PhD.

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Career opportunities

Graduates may find career opportunities in a wide variety of areas 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, wildlife management, conservation, and coastal and park management.

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