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Bachelor of Environmental Science - 791AA

Course Code: 791AA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Science
CRICOS Code: 054171A
Selection Rank: 68.00
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Make your love of the environment official 

Do you have a passion for wildlife and conservation? Want to work outdoors? Become an environmental scientist at UC and play an active part in caring for our land into the future. 

Study our Bachelor of Environmental Science and you will: 

  • join one of the most well-respected programs in the country
  • explore both international and Australian environmental issues
  • enjoy applied research and teaching to be ready to work in professional settings
  • choose subjects according to your interests, including:
    • applied ecology
    • ecological conservation
    • vegetation and wildlife management
    • reserve management
    • coastal marine science
    • pest control
    • biometry and data analysis
    • geochemistry
    • conservation biology and genetics
    • geographic information systems
    • earth science
    • water science
    • environmental assessment
    • environmental chemistry
    • catchment, lake and estuary management
    • salinity management
    • sustainability
    • landcare and land management. 

Study Opportunities 

Our Environmental Science Program is closely integrated with the Institute for Applied Ecology. This gives you the advantage of research and training opportunities in a leading research centre. 

Boost your qualifications with a double degree. 

Career opportunities 

Depending on your area of specialisation, career options include: 

  • environmental officer
  • catchment management officer
  • earth scientist
  • GIS and data management officer
  • water scientist
  • wildlife ecologist
  • environmental policy manager
  • environmental rehabilitation officer
  • natural resource manager
  • landcare or rivercare coordinator
  • environmental research scientist. 

Many of our graduates go on to qualify as research scientists (Masters and PhD) in their field. 

Important to know 

There is assumed knowledge for this course. 

If you don’t have the marks for a Bachelor Degree we offer linking Diploma programs through the University of Canberra College.

Admission Requirements

Normal requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree.

Additional Admission Requirements


Assumed Knowledge

ACT: Mathematical Methods Major
NSW: Mathematics
International students need to meet the English language requirements of the University of Canberra. Students should note the assumed knowledge requirements for individual majors and minors when choosing a program of study.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Placement Requirements



Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Environmental Science B EnvSc

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Professional Accreditation


Graduate Employment

Graduates from this course can expect to gain employment as a project officer, environmental monitoring officer, resource assessment officer, ecotourism officer, landcare or rivercare coordinator, scientist, manager, policy maker or planner in a government or non-government agency, or in a wide range of similar roles in industry, with resource users, or in the community sector.

Course Duration

Six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum 20 semesters.


High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) course.

UCC Pathway

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this Bachelor Degree there are linking Diploma programs (Diploma of Business; Diploma of Business Extended) offered through the University of Canberra College. After successfully completing one of these diplomas you will be granted advanced standing in a linked bachelor degree at the University of Canberra. Please visit our website via to find out more information about what the University of Canberra College can do for you.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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