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Top 1% for life sciences and medicine


World leader in environmental science research


Industry experts shape every Deakin course


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#1 Victorian uni for educational experience


Find an environment and sustainability degree

Our range of specialised courses will help you gain the skills needed to solve global environmental issues. Graduate with the knowledge and professional networks needed to meet your full career potential.


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, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Pathways to Deakin

Did you know you can study with Deakin from your home country? Complete part of your studies at a partner institution and earn credit towards a Deakin degree or transfer to postgraduate study in Australia. You can also study on campus in Australia with local students at Deakin College, providing you with a guaranteed pathway to Deakin University.

Undergraduate pathways

Complete the first one to two years of your bachelor degree at a partner university. You will earn credit towards a Deakin degree that you complete in Australia.

Start your journey with Deakin College

Start your journey with Deakin College

Take the first step towards your dream degree at Deakin College. Based on campus, Deakin College provides a supportive and smooth pathway to a world-class degree at Deakin University. Successfully complete the Diploma of Science and transition directly into a second-year bachelor degree.

Postgraduate pathways

Complete the first three to three and a half years of a Bachelor of Technology at Vellore Institute of Technology or Manipal Institute of Technology in India. You can then transfer to the Master of Sustainability (Professional) in Australia.

For more information contact Deakin South Asia

Looking for a degree that will prepare you for the workplace?

When you study environment and sustainability at Deakin you will gain the skills employers want, while learning with the latest technologies and equipment.

Learn in nature

Our courses take you out of the classroom and into nature. Build the practical skills highly sought by employers through field activities such as coastal planning or surveying wildlife populations.

World-class facilities 

Enjoy access to the Geographic Information Systems lab, wildlife tracking technology and underwater vehicles that beam images of marine plants and animals from the sea floor.

Internship or placement

Go on an internship or work placement during your studies and build invaluable industry connections. You can complete placements in government, as well as a range of high-profile organisations.

Professional recognition

After graduating you can gain professional recognition by becoming a Certified Environmental Practitioner through the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.

Strong employment outcomes

Our environment graduates have found exciting and diverse employment opportunities to work in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors across a range of fields, including:

  • wildlife conservation and management
  • environmental management and sustainability
  • fisheries and aquaculture
  • marine biology
  • agriculture and natural resources management.

Top 1% worldwide for life sciences and medicine

Study with the best at Deakin. We are ranked in the top 1% globally for life sciences and medicine. This rating highlights our world-class facilities, academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

When I first visited Deakin, I was warmly welcomed and surrounded with positivity. Staff were friendly and helped with my questions about my course. It was such a relief when I figured out my future career path in such a great environment.

Daisy, Colombia

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology)

Exceptional teaching experiences

Deakin’s world-class research and strong industry connections will help prepare you for your future career.

A thriving research culture

Deakin supports one of the world's most prestigious environmental and marine science research programs. Our ecologists are helping to protect Australia's vulnerable flora and fauna from disease, rapid development and climate change.

Links with industry

We design our environment and sustainability degrees in consultation with industry. Our staff have relationships with government departments and organisations, such as Parks Victoria, helping you to build your professional network.

Why study in Australia?

Why study in Australia?

Safe, welcoming and diverse, Australia is one of the most popular destinations for students around the world. Discover what it’s like to live and study in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

#1 university for student support

Coming to Australia to study can be the adventure of a lifetime. From orientation and welcome sessions to academic support and social activities, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Cost of studying in Australia

Make your dream of studying at university in Australia a reality. Learn how university fees work, how to calculate and pay your fees and discover international scholarship opportunities.


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Get help or contact Deakin

Our friendly advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options, support services for international students and how we can help you study at Deakin in Australia.

Phone: +61 3 9918 9188

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