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.

Get work-ready

Build the practical skills to gain employment in a range of areas, such as the mining industry, government and consultancies both within Australia and overseas. You'll get hands-on in our cutting-edge facilities, including the $53m Regional Community Health Hub (REACH). Graduate ready to promote healthy environments and healthy people or leave your mark in public health policy.


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.

Start your career

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.

Make a difference in your community

If you're passionate about environmental health, you can also complete a higher degree by research. Research can be undertaken through our research groups, including the Health, Nature and Sustainability Research Group.

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