Home - ACU (The Australian Catholic University)

Site Navigation

Bachelor of Environmental Science

BEnvSc

240 cp

Minimum duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at: Sydney (North Sydney) NSW

Associate Degree in Environmental Science
(Exit qualification only)
AssocDegEnvSc

160 cp
Minimum duration: 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12, or equivalent:

New South Wales
Recommended studies: Mathematics

2. Requirements for Completion of the Pass Degree

To qualify for the pass degree, a student must complete:

  1. 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
    1. 120 cp from Environmental Science Units;
    2. 120 cp from Science Units;
  2. Volunteer Experience2;
  3. Field Experience3.

3. Exit Point

3.1 The Associate Degree in Environmental Science is offered as an exit point from the Bachelor degree only.

3.2 A student who has completed the following requirements may exit from the course with the Associate Degree in Environmental Science:

  1. 160 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
    1. 80 cp from 100 and 200-level Environmental Science units;
    2. 80 cp from 100 and 200-level Science units;
    and
  2. required Volunteer Experience.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Click here for Unit Descriptions

Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Environmental Science Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ENVI100 10 Environmental Issues
ENVI201 10 The Australian Environment: Values and Ethics
ENVI202 10 Environmental Legislation and Planning
ENVI204 10 Soils and Water (Pre: ERTH100 Earth Science)
ENVI206 10 Environmental Impact Assessment
ENVI300 10 Applied Studies 1: Occupational Health and Safety
ENVI301 10 Applied Studies 2: Environmental Management (Pre: ENVI300 Applied Studies 1: Occupational Health and Safety)
ENVI303 10 Geographic Information Systems (Pre: INFO201 Environmental Data Analysis)
ENVI305 10 Water and Waste Management (Pre: ENVI204 Soils and Water)
ERTH100 10 Earth Science
INFO102 10 Introduction to Data Analysis
INFO201 10 Environmental Data Analysis (Pre: INFO102 Introduction to Data Analysis)

Science Units

Biology

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BIOL101 10 Fundamentals of Biology
BIOL304 10 Ecotoxicology (Pre: BIOL102 Principles of Ecology and CHEM201 Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry)
BIOL328 10 Microbiology and Biotechnology (Pre: BIOL101 Fundamentals of Biology and CHEM201 Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Ecology

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BIOL102 10 Principles of Ecology (Pre: BIOL101 Fundamentals of Biology)
BIOL227 10 Vegetation Ecology (Pre: BIOL102 Principles of Ecology and INFO201 Environmental Data Analysis)
BIOL324 10 Animal Ecology (Pre: BIOL102 Principles of Ecology and INFO201 Environmental Data Analysis)
BIOL327 10 Marine Coastal Ecology (Pre: BIOL102 Principles of Ecology)

Chemistry

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
CHEM100 10 Fundamentals of Chemistry
CHEM102 10 Physical Chemistry (Pre: CHEM100 Fundamentals of Chemistry)
CHEM201 10 Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (Pre: CHEM100 Fundamentals of Chemistry)
CHEM203 10 Environmental Chemistry (Pre: CHEM100 Fundamentals of Chemistry)

Physics

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PHYS105 10 Environmental Physics

Volunteer Experience

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ENVI205 0 Volunteer Experience

Field Experience

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ENVI308 0 Field Experience


1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2Volunteer Experience is normally completed by the end of Year 2.
3Field Experience is normally completed by the end of Year 3.