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Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Marine Science and Management

A knowledge of how to manage environments, whether they be our forests, river catchments or oceans is a key to influencing the sustainability of our future.

This combined degree in Environmental and Marine Science prepares you with an understanding of the complex environments in which we live and the keys to solving environmental problems at a local and global level.

You will be able to focus your interest in species conservation and sustainability across terrestrial and marine environments, learning from international experts in cutting edge facilities and in the field in world heritage rainforests, reefs and coastal catchments.

Graduates of this unique program will have careers in national parks, environmental protection, marine care programs across the private and government sectors, and will be the leaders in managing impacts of human activities and ensuring sustainability for the future.

Domestic

General

  • Course code: 3207274
  • Course abbreviation: BEnvSc/BMarSc&Mgt
  • Credit points: 384
  • Equivalent units: 32

Duration & Fees

ATAR

  • Indicative ATAR: 68

OP

  • Indicative OP: 13

International

General

  • Course code: 3207274
  • Course abbreviation: BEnvSc/BMarSc&Mgt
  • Credit points: 384
  • Equivalent units: 32

Duration & Fees

  • Duration: 4 years full-time
  • Fees:
    • Lismore - $29,200 ($3,650 per unit)

CRICOS Code

Lismore 086340B

Admission Requirements

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Reading5.5
Writing5.5
Listening5.5
Speaking5.5

Course Overview

Career Opportunities

Careers in environmental science include national parks and protected area management, environmental protection, waste management, environmental impact assessment and monitoring, environmental education and interpretation, sustainable forestry, fisheries management, aquaculture, ecotourism, land/river/coast care programs; and in environmental science research. Careers in marine science include as a consultant, marine park planner, marine biologist and ecologist, marine reserve officer, aqua-culturalists, fisheries manager, project officer, technical officer, state coordinator; and in marine research. 

Professional Recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.

Professional Placement

Students have the opportunity to undertake an eight-week industry internship during their studies for practical experience to supplement the theory components of the course. Interns can work with organisations across the environmental science spectrum including local, state or federal government agencies; private consultancies; or business enterprises in Australia or overseas.

Major Areas of Study

  • Coastal Management provides insights into processes that affect our use of the coastal zone. Students explore the impact of climate change, land use planning, protected area management, economics and people in the coastal environment.
  • Environmental Resource Management focuses on conducting wildlife surveys, conservation of fauna and flora and rehabilitating degraded land for future generations.
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture Management integrates fisheries, biology, stock management, habitat protection and aquaculture studies with environmental management. Students focus on developing strategies to maintain a sustainable fishery/aquaculture enterprise. Some third-year subjects for this major are taught as intensive residential courses at the National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour.
  • Waste Management and Resource Recovery develops multidisciplinary skills that support innovation in providing solutions for dealing with waste and waste minimisation, now and in the future.

Students also choose between completing an industry placement or a self-directed major project.

Assessment methods

Assessments vary for each unit and may comprise a mix of assessment types, including laboratory and readings-based assignments, seminar presentations, field and investigation reports, and formal practical and written examinations.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Please note: 

Fourth (final year) units are taught in intensive mode at the National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour.

Online students attend compulsory workshops.

Intakes list:

Domestic intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE yes yes
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE yes yes
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
Domestic intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE yes yes
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE yes yes
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE yes
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE yes
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad

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