Bachelor of Environmental Management - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Environmental Management

Start studying this degree from home. Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, USC’s classes in Semester 2, 2020 are ready to be delivered online, though we’ll be teaching face-to-face again as soon as we can!

*International students who are offshore (outside of Australia) should contact USC International to discuss their study options.

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Manage complex environmental issues and create a better future

Gain the interdisciplinary knowledge and practical skills you need for a career as an environmental manager. You’ll learn to minimise human impacts on the environment, manage resources sustainably, and conserve and restore habitats, biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
CRICOS code
088625F
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
3 years
Annual tuition fee 2020
A$27,000
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$81,000
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2020 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 013211
  • Moreton Bay From 2021
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 54.55 OP - 18 Rank - 64
USC program code
SC319
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Duration
3 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
on campus
Recommended prior study
English; Maths B or C; and at least one of the sciences
Other requirements
Applicants from a non-English speaking background should refer to the English language requirements for further information.
Total courses
24
Total units
288

Our program has a strong focus on tropical and subtropical and subtropical environments and per-urban areas, making it highly relevant to our region as well as your job prospects. In addition, you will specialise through your choice from a range of minors which include Coastal and Marine Environments, Urban Design and Town Planning, Global Environmental Security and Policy, Geospatial Analysis and Sustainability.

You'll get plenty of authentic learning experiences with field work activities and interactions with industry partners.

You'll also have the opportunity in your final year, where you can undertake a work placement or advanced research project related to environmental management, giving you necessary practical experience to enter the job market or pursue further studies.

In this program you will:

  • Learn the skills and strategies to manage environment issues at local, regional and global scales
  • Develop the ability to communicate complex information to inform and engage stakeholders
  • Participate in lab and field work and interact with industry partners
  • Obtain specialist knowledge aligned to your interests in environmental management
  • Complete a work placement or advanced research project to jump start your career
Career opportunities

Careers in the field of environmental management are diverse and include opportunities at local, state, national and international levels, in industry, government, conservation, and research organisations.
Careers in environmental management include environmental assessment and protection (air, water, land), natural resource management, sustainable procurement and corporate stewardship, communications and public awareness, environmental education, policy and legislation development, international negotiations relating to global issues, and research and development of environmental technologies.

Membership

Graduates can apply to become Associate Member of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) while they acquire relevant work experience. Graduates can apply for Full Membership in EIANZ after they have acquired two years of professional experience in one or more functional areas of environmental practice.

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