Undergraduate

Environmental Science

Provides the research basis for solving environmental problems.
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The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

Environmental Science graduates possess a diverse set of skills across earth, biological and environmental processes and they understand the role of humans in landscapes. Environmental Science graduates work for the mining and resources sector (minerals, petroleum and groundwater) to manage environmental compliance, and state government agencies as well as non-government agencies to regulate and manage land and water resources in natural and agricultural landscapes as well as urban environments.

Environmental Science graduates possess a diverse set of skills across earth, biological and environmental processes and they understand the role of humans in landscapes. Environmental Science graduates work for the mining and resources sector (minerals, petroleum and groundwater) to manage environmental compliance, and state government agencies as well as non-government agencies to regulate and manage land and water resources in natural and agricultural landscapes as well as urban environments.

Further Study

Students with an Environmental Science major can pursue further studies at honours level and/or at master's level.
A master's degree can be studied either by coursework (available specialisations include Environmental Management, Geographic Information Science and Environmental Management, Land and Water management, or Marine and Coastal Management) or by research (thesis and coursework in, for example, Environmental Economics).
Students with an Environmental Science major can pursue further studies at honours level and/or at master's level.
A master's degree can be studied either by coursework (available specialisations include Environmental Management, Geographic Information Science and Environmental Management, Land and Water management, or Marine and Coastal Management) or by research (thesis and coursework in, for example, Environmental Economics).

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2018
$8,809.00
Typical Fee Range - 2018
$7,699.00 - $9,565.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2016
$35,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$105,000.00
Annual Fee - 2017
$36,500.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$109,500.00
Annual Fee - 2018
$37,800.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$113,400.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for UWA bachelor’s degrees with a required Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 80.00.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for school-leaver entry to UWA you are required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education and obtain the minimum ATAR to gain a place in your chosen degree.

Mathematics requirement

This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Applications ATAR

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Environmental Science assesses the impact of human activity on the global environment and develops scientific, risk-based, solutions to help secure sustainable, natural and managed systems. It encompasses both the biological and the earth sciences.

About The Course

Environmental issues are many and varied, and an interdisciplinary approach is followed. Environmental scientists concern themselves with issues such as climate change, carbon trading, greenhouse gas emissions, land and water resource management, salinity, land degradation and rehabilitation, flora and fauna, habitat destruction, deforestation, energy and mineral depletion, air and water pollution, soil health, and soil erosion and groundwater contamination
Environmental Science

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Albany
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 18-24 hours contact time, plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ENVSC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc)
Environmental Science
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Albany
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 18-24 hours contact time, plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ENVSC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc)
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
  • UWSES
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

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