environment australia
  • Bachelor 3 or 4 years. Hons +1 year
  • Double degree 4 or 5 years
  • Tuition A$ 5,650 /semester - A$ 26,000/year.
  • Work while you study
  • Stay to work when you graduate

Agricultural Science.

Careers: Agricultural scientists in both rural and city settings.

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science (4 years), La Trobe University. You will develop a thorough understanding of plants, animals, economics, environmental issues and soils, as well as the relationship between them. Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology.
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science/Bachelor of Business – double degree (5 years), La Trobe University. Course aims to combine practical career-orientated science with business and management skills. La Trobe is developing some of the best agricultural science teaching and research facilities in the world, through the development of AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience.
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science/Bachelor of International Development – double degree (5,5 years), La Trobe University. This course aims to prepare you for careers in which you can make a valuable contribution to sustainable food production in the developing world.
  • Bachelor of Natural Science (Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security), University of Western Sydney. Interconnections between food security and agriculture, social stability, health, plants and animals, and the environment will be emphasized.
  • Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Food Science specialisation), Central Queensland University. Delivers the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills required by graduates working in conservation biology and resource management fields which have increased in importance as the impacts and sustainability of multiple land use practices confront communities.

Ecology and Conservation Biology

Careers: Biodiversity Manager, Biomedical Researcher, Nature Conservationist, Environmental Consultant, Zoologist, Botanist, Catchment Officer, Natural Resource Officer, Sanctuary Manager, Animal Biologist, Conservation Field Officer, Ecologist, Agricultural Scientist, Biochemist.

  • Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences), Edith Cowan University (ECU). You will study: Cellular & Molecular Biology, Genetics & Evolution, Zoology, Animal & Plant Physiology, Botany & Ecology.
  • Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences) Honours (4 years), Edith Cowan University (ECU). A fourth year of study at undergraduate level, which typically includes some coursework units and a research thesis or project.
  • Bachelor of Science (Marine and Freshwater Biology), Edith Cowan University. Provides students with skills that prepare them for work in aquatic science professions. The program focuses on both the theoretical and practical dimensions of aquatic environments.
  • Bachelor of Biological Sciences, La Trobe University. Melbourne & Albury-Wodonga campuses. Students can study biological phenomena in the Wildlife Sanctuary on-site at La Trobe - Melbourne campus and have the option of field trips to locations across Victoria, as well as exchange opportunities around the world.
  • Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Conservation), James Cook University (JCU). You will enjoy being in an internationally recognised centre of ecology and conservation research. JCU is the only Australian university to receive the highest ERA ranking (5*) for environmental science and management.
  • Bachelor of Science Advanced (Ecology and Conservation), James Cook University (JCU). Offers you a focused pathway into a career as a practising scientist. You will then expand the breadth of your: quantitative interpretation and analytical skills, scientific research and writing skills, practical application skills & leadership abilities.

Environmental Education

Careers in outdoor and environmental education services to schools, community environmental education, and as interpreters and guides in national parks.

  • Bachelor of Outdoor Environmental Education, La Trobe University. Prepare students to teach and lead in fields relevant to outdoor environmental education, with emphasis on natural history, environmental studies, and social and cultural aspects of the environment.
  • Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation Education, La Trobe University. With an emphasis on environmental and social responsibility and cultural aspects of outdoor recreation. Students develop expertise in activities across a wide range of environments including bush, rock, alpine and river.
  • Bachelor of Outdoor Education, La Trobe University. Qualify students for careers in outdoor education, adventure guiding, environmental education or related fields. It strongly emphasises environmental knowledge and practical experience.

Environmental Health

Careers: Environmental Health Officer, Environmental Manager, Risk Manager.

  • Bachelor of Environmental Health Science, University of the Sunshine Coast. Understand how the physical environment links with human health. Work placements provide hands-on experience. Program fully accredited with Environmental Health Australia.
  • Bachelor of Environmental Health, Central Queensland University. Environmental health professionals will be involved in decision-making and management, and responsible for putting in place strategies to recognise, evaluate and control environmental factors affecting public health.

Environmental Law

Careers in environmental and planning law, urban and regional planning, government, industry, environmental organizations, development companies.

  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science (Environment) – double degree (5 years), Griffith University. Griffith Law School offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on the core areas of legal practice together with legal skills that lawyers must have. Specialisations in Environmental Studies or Urban and Regional Planning.

Environmental Management

Careers: Graduates are found in a wide range of positions in the public sector and private enterprise, and in community groups such as Landcare and Greening Australia.

  • Bachelor of Science (Resource and Environmental Management), Australian National University. Designed to educate environmental scientists and natural resource managers to meet the sustainability challenges and opportunities of this century.
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management (4 years), Griffith University. Develop an understanding of the physical, chemical, mathematical, biological and social dimensions of environmental problems and issues.
  • Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management), Edith Cowan University (ECU). Strong management focus; prepares students for careers in government agencies and industries which deal with conservation of biodiversity, environmental impact assessment, environmental planning and the management and rehabilitation of specific ecosystems such as wetlands, forests, coastlines and arid regions.
  • Bachelor of Natural Science (Environmental Management), University of Western Sydney. Designed to develop students' problem solving skills, and to equip graduates to work with community members and professional practitioners.

Environmental Sciences

Careers: Environmental Officer with Industry or Government, Environmental Regulation Officer, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Consultant, Pollution Response Officer, Waste Manager, Heritage Administrator

  • Bachelor of Science, Australian National University. It´s the first stage towards gaining a professional qualification in any area of science. Having acquired this expertise, many graduates gain further training on the job or study towards a higher degree in a specialised area.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Environment), Griffith University. You will get a clear understanding of the complexity of the natural environment, and the important links between human society and economies, and nature. The Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand recognises graduates of this award.
  • Griffith School of Environment Honours Program (+ 1 year), Griffith University. Designed as the first stage of a research apprenticeship in the applied sciences.
  • Bachelor of Science, Edith Cowan University (ECU). Provides high quality studies in a wide range of science and technology disciplines. Majors in: Biological Sciences, Catchment & Land Management, Coastal Environmental Science, Conservation Biology, Human Biology, Environmental Management, Marine & Freshwater Science.
  • Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Science - double degree (5 years), Edith Cowan University (ECU). Provides students with the opportunity to become qualified engineers with a strong background in a complementary branch of applied science. Students are required to complete practicum placement(s) as part of this course.
  • Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science), Edith Cowan University (ECU). Enables students to succeed in making a contribution to understanding our environment and natural resources.
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science, University of the Sunshine Coast. A variety of specialisations are available, including climate change and sustainability. You study natural and human-managed environments and gain skills in environmental management, planning and restoration, managed ecosystems, and marine science.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Environmental Studies), James Cook University (JCU). Learn about how our environment functions and how changes to our environment are managed, as well as about humanity and how the two are inextricably linked.
  • Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science), James Cook University (JCU). This course provides an understanding of the biological, physical and social sciences that apply to the study of the environment.
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science, University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Offers training in research and introduces advanced areas of study in a range of fields in environmental science including marine biology, environmental forensics and environmental biology.
  • Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science), University of Western Sydney (UTS) The program will open up a wide range of career opportunities for those with environmental, conservation and ecological interests.
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science, Central Queensland University. Achieve an understanding of the science of environmental processes and challenges and an ability to think systemically and systematically about natural resource management and social and economic development.
  • Bachelor of Engineering – Environmental (4 years), University of Western Sydney. You will be provided with an essential grounding in ecology, civil engineering and environmental management.


Heritage and Environment

Marine Sciences

Careers: Marine Scientist, Aquatic Biologist, Marine Ecologist, Marine Botanist, Environmental Officer, Water Manager, Catchment Coordinator, Natural Resource Manager, Fisheries Officer, Marine Park Ranger.

  • Bachelor of Global and Ocean Sciences (Honours), Australian National University. A multidisciplinary science degree offered at ANU that encompasses many fields, in particular, biology, chemistry, ecology, geography, geology, (geo)physics, and mathematics with emphasis on modelling, all applied to an understanding of global environmental change and the world's oceans.
  • Bachelor of Marine Science, Griffith University. Global climate change, fisheries and food production, maritime pollution and waste management are intimately linked with the health of the marine environment.
  • Bachelor of Science (Marine and Freshwater Biology), Edith Cowan University. Provides students with skills that prepare them for work in aquatic science professions. The program focuses on both the theoretical and practical dimensions of aquatic environments.
  • Bachelor of Science (Environmental & Marine Geosciences), James Cook University (JCU). Unique tropical northern Queensland location; research focus on marine and coastal environments; broad industry networks 'in the field'; state-of-the-art technologies and facilities.
  • Bachelor of Marine Science, James Cook University (JCU). Qualifies you as a caretaker of the world's oceans, managing human impact and preserving dynamic marine environments.
  • Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology Advanced), James Cook University (JCU). With the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies situated on JCU campus, you'll work with cutting-edge projects relating to multinational research programs.
  • Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology), James Cook University (JCU). Marine biology puts you on deck to preserve vital ocean and coastal environments. JCU is a thriving centre of marine biology research into which you will be immersed.
  • Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, University of Technology Australia (UTS). Understanding of the way plants, animals and micro-organisms function in marine ecosystems, as well as the skills required to detect and assess detrimental impacts on these marine environments.


Careers in the community, public and private sector, organisations seek graduates with superior skills in addressing complex, real-world sustainability challenges.

  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability), Australian National University. Structured around the Sustainability Science major, which includes a core of compulsory courses focused on developing an interdisciplinary perspective, research skills relevant to sustainability, and their application to practice.
  • Bachelor of Sustainability (Science), James Cook University (JCU). Conservation and environmental science, marine and tropical biology, planning and natural resource management, social science, business and law, & anthropology.

Urban and Environmental Planning

Careers with community groups, industry groups, local councils and other government bodies and consultants. environmental scientist or as a planner. Architect.

  • Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (4 years), Griffith University. Nathan & Gold Coast campuses. Land use and regional growth management, transport planning and community development together with core environmental issues of land and water management, ecology, conservation biology, and pollution. Offcampus placement, working with a professional planning practitioner.
  • Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning/Bachelor of Science (Environment) – double degree (5 years), Griffith University. Nathan & Gold Coast campuses. On graduating, you'll be equipped to play an important role in bringing social and natural sciences together to find solutions for complex planning issues and problems. The Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand recognise graduates of this award.
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design, Griffith University. Focuses on the design of buildings, urban systems, public places, transport nodes, and recreation and conservation areas specifically for the tropical/sub-tropical climates of the Asia-Pacific region design that embodies sustainability principles.

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