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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, Biology, Chemistry

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. Learning in the Community2;
  3. Professional Work 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 Environmental Science units;
    2. 80 cp from Science units;
    and
  2. Learning in the Community unit.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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

Environmental Science Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ENVR100 10 Environmental Issues
ENVR101 10 Soils and Water (Pre: ERTH100 Earth Science)
ENVR200 10

Landscape Hydrology and Management (Pre: ENVR101 Soils and Water)

ENVR201 10 The Australian Environment: Values and Ethics
ENVR202 10 Environmental Legislation and Planning
ENVR203 10 Geographic Information Systems (Pre: STAT205 Environmental Data Analysis)
ENVR300 10 Applied Studies 1: Occupational Health and Safety (Pre: CHEM100 Fundamentals of Chemistry)
ENVR301 10 Applied Studies 2: Professional Development (Pre: ENVR300 Applied Studies 1: Occupational Health and Safety)
ENVR302 10 Environmental Impact Assessment
ERTH100 10 Earth Science
STAT104 10 Introduction to Data Analysis
STAT205 10 Environmental Data Analysis (Pre: STAT104 Introduction to Data Analysis)

Science Units

Biology

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BIOL101 10

Biodiversity

BIOL304 10 Ecotoxicology (Pre: BIOL102 Principles of Ecology and CHEM201 Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry)
BIOL312 10 Conservation and Sustainability
BIOL328 10 Microbiology and Biotechnology (Pre: BIOL101 Biodiversity and CHEM201 Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Ecology

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BIOL102 10 Principles of Ecology (Pre: BIOL101 Biodiversity)
BIOL227 10 Vegetation Ecology (Pre: BIOL102 Principles of Ecology and STAT205 Environmental Data Analysis)
BIOL324 10 Animal Ecology (Pre: BIOL102 Principles of Ecology and STAT205 Environmental Data Analysis)
BIOL327 10 Marine and 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)

Learning in the Community

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ARTS232 0 Learning in the Community

Professional Work Experience

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ENVR308 0 Professional Work Experience


1 A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2 Learning in the Community unit is normally completed by the end of Year 2.
3 Professional Work Experience is normally completed by the end of Year 3.

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