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Bachelor of Environmental Science - 791AA

Course Code: 791AA
Course Version: 4
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Science
CRICOS Code: 054171A
Selection Rank: 60
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? Study environmental science at UC and play an active part in caring for the environment into the future.

Study our Bachelor of Environmental Science at UC and you will:

  • join one of the most well-respected programs in the country
  • explore both international and Australian environmental issues
  • gain knowledge in applied research and teaching to become work ready for a professional setting
  • Choose from a wide variety of subjects according to your interests including: applied ecology, ecological conservation, vegetation and wildlife management, reserve management, coastal marine science, biometry and data analysis, conservation biology and genetics, geographic information systems, earth science, water science, environmental assessment, environmental chemistry, sustainability, land care and land management.

Work Integrated Learning

Our Environmental Science program is closely integrated with the Institute for Applied Ecology – one of our many research centres. This gives you the advantage of research and training opportunities on campus in a leading research facility. 

Career opportunities

  • Natural resource manager
  • Environmental policy maker
  • Environmental rehabilitation officer
  • Catchment management officer
  • Geographic information system (GIS) and data management officer
  • Water scientist
  • Wildlife ecologist
  • Environmental research scientist

Course specific information

  • Through further study (Masters and PhD) you can go on to qualify as a research scientist in your chosen field.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the normal University requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Assumed Knowledge

ACT: Biology and/or Chemistry major(s) plus Mathematical Methods Major. NSW: Biology and/or Chemistry plus Mathematics.

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


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.

New course version for students commencing in 2015.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Design and evaluate strategies, technologies, and methods for sustainable management of environmental systems Ability to design, plan, execute, and report on a scientific investigation. AQF: Skills and Application of Knowledge and Skills
Understand the natural environment and its relationships with human activities Be able to communicate scientific results, information, or arguments to a range of audiences. AQF: Knowledge and Skills
Acquire practical skills for scientific problem-solving, including familiarity with laboratory and field instrumentation, computer applications, statistical and modeling techniques Ability to think critically in reading and analysing environmental information in both mass media and research journal articles. AQF: Skills and Application of Knowledge and Skills
Understand professional and environmental ethics Be able to explain the role and relevance of science in society. AQF: Application of Knowledge and Skills
Understand interactions among plant, animal, and abiotic features of ecosystems Work effectively, responsibly, and safely in an individual or team context. AQF: Application of Knowledge and Skills
Understand the expected consequences of implementing a research, design, or management plan and be able to explain them Be independent and self-directed learners. AQF: Application of Knowledge and Skills
Development of skills suitable for a wide range of careers in industry, government, private consulting firms, non-profit organisations, and educational institutions Demonstrate knowledge of regulatory frameworks relevant to their disciplinary area. AQF: Knowledge

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.




  • 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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