Environmental health


Study the relationships between healthy environments and healthy people. As an environmental health graduate you could work in areas such as disease and pest control, waste management, environmental protection, noise control or disaster relief.

Become a specialist: concentrate your studies on two health-related areas
Cutting-edge facilities: Learn in our $53m Regional Community Health Hub (REACH)

Career opportunities

Graduates are employed in a range of diverse careers such as the mining industry, government and consultancies both within Australia and overseas. You will be involved in the development of policy, education of the community on environmental health issues, reviewing compliance and monitoring issues that impact on positive health and environment management.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Start your career

By combining environmental health with other health specialisations, such as health promotion, sustainability and public health, and knowledge of health and its systems, you'll have a competitive edge as you embark on a career with a big impact.

Research with us

If you're passionate about environmental health, you can also complete a higher degree by research. Research can be undertaken through our research groups.

Learn more about researching with us

Research related to this discipline is conducted by the following groups:

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