Bachelor of Environmental Science (with specialisations)

includes:

Bachelor of Environmental Science (with specialisations)

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Catchment Management) BEnvSc(CatchMgt)

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Ecological Conservation) BEnvSc(EcolCons)

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Land and Water) BEnvSc(Land&Water)

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Landscape Analysis) BEnvSc(LandscapeAnlys)

Availability

Bachelor of Environmental Science (with specialisations) (4428ES)

Online - Albury-Wodonga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Environmental Science (with specialisations)

Full-time: 3.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR equivalent of 65 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
OR
Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.
OR
50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
OR
A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
Work experience, within the same industry as the course profile, of at least two years full time or equivalence, demonstrated by a detailed resume.
AND
STANDARD English Language Proficiency requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements.


 

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

No special arrangements apply

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

The course is of 192 points duration: comprising 88 points of core subjects and a specialisation sequence of 104 points.

Core subjects (88 points)

BIO112 Principles of Ecology
BIO262 Vegetation Ecology
BIO323 River and Floodplain Ecology
ENM101 People and the Environment
ENM109 Introduction to Professional Practice
ENM163 Natural Resource Management
ENM309 Managing Projects and Resources
GEO164 Earth System Processes
GEO360 Community Engagement and Capacity Building
SCI103 Communicating Environmental Data
SPA215 Principles of GIS

Specialisation subjects (104 points)

Ecological Conservation Specialisation
Provides knowledge and skills in conservation of the environment

BIO203 Animal Diversity
BIO216 Conservation Biology
BIO263 Methods for Environmental Data Analysis
BIO312 Landscape Ecology
BIO326 Vegetation and Disturbance Management (16 points)
BIO327 Wildlife Ecology and Management (16 points)
BIO328 Restoration Ecology
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
GEO204 Ecological and Environmental Soil Science
GEO303 Climatology
SPA308 GIS Applications

Land and Water Specialisation
Provides knowledge and skills in managing our biophysical resources

BIO216 Conservation Biology
BIO263 Methods for Environmental Data Analysis
BIO312 Landscape Ecology
BIO402 River Restoration and Protection
ENM308 The Challenge of Sustainable Development
GEO204 Ecological and Environmental Soil Science
GEO303 Climatology
GEO305 Groundwater Hydrology and Mgt
GEO314 River Hydrology and Geomorphology
PSC420 Water Policy and Management
SPA217 Remote Sensing of the Environment
SPA308 GIS Applications
SPA313 Advanced GIS Applications and Modelling

Catchment Management Specialisation
Provides knowledge and skills in managing our natural resources in rural environments

AGB165 Agribusiness Systems
AGR237 Property Planning and Development
BIO326 Vegetation and Disturbance Management (16 points)
ENM308 The Challenge of Sustainable Development
GEO303 Climatology
GEO305 Groundwater Hydrology and Management
GEO314 River Hydrology and Geomorphology
PSC104 Soil Science
PSC420 Water Policy and Management
SOC226 Rural Sociology
SOC308 Community Analysis
SPA217 Remote Sensing of the Environment

Landscape Analysis and Management Specialisation
Provides knowledge and skills in managing landscapes and the impact of extractive industries

BIO263 Methods for Environmental Data Analysis
BIO312 Landscape Ecology
ENM415 Environmental Management of Mine Sites and Contaminated Lands
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
GEO204 Ecological and Environmental Soil Science
GEO303 Climatology
GEO305 Groundwater Hydrology and Management
GEO314 River Hydrology and Geomorphology
SPA217 Remote Sensing of the Environment
SPA308 GIS Applications
SPA412 Integrated GIS/Remote Sensing
SPA414 Critical Review of GIS and Geocomputation
SPA442 Remote Sensing 2

Enrolment Pattern

Normally six years by Part-time Distance Education. Note students may be able to decrease the length of time it takes to do the degree by taking some of the limited number of subjects that are available in Session 3 (90) or increasing their load.

Common Part-time Distance Pattern for First Year - by Part-time Distance Education Study
Year 1
Session 1 (30)

SCI103 Communicating Environmental Data
ENM109 Introduction to Professional Practice

Session 2 (60)
BIO112 Principles of Ecology
GEO164 Earth System Processes

Remaining Pattern for Ecological Conservation Specialisation

Year 2
Session 1 (30)

BIO263 Methods for Environmental Data Analysis
ENM163 Natural Resource Management

Session 2 (60)
ENM101 People and the Environment
BIO262 Vegetation Ecology

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 3
Session 1 (30)

SPA215 Principles of GIS
BIO203 Animal Diversity

Session 2 (60)
SPA308 GIS Applications
GEO360 Community Engagement and Capacity Building

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 4
Session 1 (30)

GEO204 Ecological and Environmental Soil Science
BIO216 Conservation Biology

Session 2 (60)
BIO327 Wildlife Ecology and Management (16 Points)

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 5
Session 1 (30)

BIO326 Vegetation and Disturbance Management (16 points)

Session 2 (60)
BIO328 Restoration Ecology
GEO303 Climatology

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 6
Session 1 (30)

BIO323 River and Floodplain Ecology
BIO312 Landscape Ecology

Session 2 (60)
ENM309 Managing Projects and Resources
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing


Remaining Pattern for Land and Water Specialisation

Year 2
Session 1 (30)

ENM163 Natural Resource Management
BIO263 Methods for Environmental Data Analysis

Session 2 (60)
ENM101 People and the Environment
BIO262 Vegetation Ecology

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 3
Session 1 (30)

SPA215 Principles of GIS
BIO216 Conservation Biology

Session 2 (60)
SPA308 GIS Applications
GEO360 Community Engagement and Capacity Building

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 4
Session 1 (30)

GEO204 Ecological and Environmental Soil Science
SPA217 Remote Sensing of the Environment

Session 2 (60)
SPA313 Advanced GIS Applications and Modelling
GEO303 Climatology

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 5
Session 1 (30)

GEO314 River Hydrology & Geomorphology
BIO323 River and Floodplain Ecology

Session 2 (60)
PSC420 Water Policy and Management
GEO305 Groundwater Hydrology and Management

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 6
Session 1 (30)

BIO312 Landscape Ecology
ENM308 The Challenge of Sustainable Development

Session 2 (60)
ENM309 Managing Projects and Resources
BIO402 River Restoration and Protection

Remaining Pattern for Catchment Management Specialisation

Year 2
Session 1 (30)

ENM163 Natural Resource Management
AGB165 Agribusiness Systems

Session 2 (60)
ENM101 People and the Environment
PSC104 Soil Science

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 3
Session 1 (30)

SPA215 Principles of GIS
SPA217 Remote Sensing of the Environment

Session 2 (60)
BIO262 Vegetation Ecology
SOC226 Rural Sociology

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. The Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 4
Session 1 (30)

AGR237 Property Planning and Development
GEO314 River Hydrology and Geomorphology

Session 2 (60)
GEO360 Community Engagement and Capacity Building
GEO305 Groundwater Hydrology and Management

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 5
Session 1 (30)

BIO326 Vegetation and Disturbance Management (16 points)

Session 2 (60)
GEO303 Climatology
SOC308 Community Analysis

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 6
Session 1 (30)

BIO323 River and Floodplain Ecology
ENM308 The Challenge of Sustainable Development

Session 2 (60)
ENM309 Managing Projects and Resources
PSC420 Water Policy and Management

Remaining Pattern for Landscape Analysis and Management Specialisation - by Part-time Distance Education

Year 2
Session 1 (30)

ENM163 Natural Resource Management
BIO263 Methods of Ecosystem Analysis

Session 2 (60)
ENM101 People and the Environment
BIO262 Vegetation Ecology

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 3
Session 1 (30)

SPA215 Principles of GIS
GEO204 Ecological and Environmental Soil Science

Session 2 (60)
SPA308 GIS Applications
GEO303 Climatology

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 4
Session 1 (30)

SPA217 Remote Sensing of the Environment
GEO314 River Hydrology and Geomorphology

Session 2 (60)
SPA442 Remote Sensing 2
GEO305 Groundwater Hydrology and Management

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 5
Session 1 (30)

SPA414 Critical Review of GIS and Geocomputation
BIO312 Landscape Ecology

Session 2 (60)
GEO360 Community Engagement and Capacity Building
SPA412 Integrated GIS/Remote Sensing

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 6
Session 1 (30)

BIO323 River and Floodplain Ecology
ENM415 Environmental Management of Mine Sites and Contaminated Lands

Session 2 (60)
ENM309 Managing Projects and Resources
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment & Auditing

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

BIO203 Animal Diversity
BIO262 Vegetation Ecology
BIO323 River and Floodplain Ecology
BIO326 Vegetation and Disturbance Management
BIO327 Wildlife Ecology and Management
BIO402 River Restoration and Protection
ENM101 People and the Environment
PSC104 Soil Science
PSC420 Water Policy and Management

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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