Course summary

This four-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) combined degree brings together the terrestrial aspects of environmental management with marine science and management. It aims to produce graduates who can manage the environment for future generations. The degree focuses on building scientific knowledge and practical skills in land and water management, and flora and fauna conservation, as well as having an emphasis on field training in a range of tropical and subtropical coastal and marine environments.

This four-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) combined degree brings together the terrestrial aspects of environmental management with marine science and management. It aims to produce graduates who can manage the environment for future generations. The degree focuses on building scientific knowledge and practical skills in land and water management, and flora and fauna conservation, as well as having an emphasis on field training in a range of tropical and subtropical coastal and marine environments.

  • 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 prepares graduates to work in areas such as protected area management, catchment management and environmental restoration. Students learn how to conduct wildlife surveys, conserve fauna and flora and rehabilitate degraded land for future generations.
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture Management prepares graduates to work in areas such as protected area management, catchment management and environmental restoration. Students learn how to conduct wildlife surveys, conserve fauna and flora and rehabilitate degraded land for future generations.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Demonstrate skills of critical analysis, and application of scientific methods in environmental and marine science and management

Make decisions and exercise informed judgement in relation to environmental and marine science and management

Creativity

Demonstrate imagination, initiative and enterprise in problem-solving

Respond creatively to intellectual, professional, environmental and social challenges

Ethical practice

Evaluate issues with reference to sound ethical frameworks and sustainability

Demonstrate well developed judgement on principles of social justice and professional standards

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of environmental and marine science and management

Apply disciplinary knowledge and skills in professional and community settings

Demonstrate in-depth knowledge in one or more disciplines, or areas of practice

Lifelong learning

Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in self-managed learning

Critically reflect on practice

Demonstrate information literacy skills

Communication and social skills

Communicate clearly and coherently knowledge and ideas in environmental and marine science and management contexts

Collaborate effectively on personal, scholarly, and professional terms

Cultural competence

Demonstrate awareness and respect for cultural diversity and the relationship between people and their environment

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.

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


Course overview

Course code

3207274

Course abbreviation

BEnvSc/BMarSc&Mgt

Credit points

384

Equivalent units

32

Duration

4 years full-time; 8 years part-time

Duration

4 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Lismore Session 1 334112 054211
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

  1. To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Marine Science a candidate shall successfully complete not less than thirty-two (32) units comprising:
    1. all 16 units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules; and
    2. one major from Part B; and
    3. eight (8) units from Part C.
  2. Candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Marine Science and Management, who have successfully completed eight (8) units from Part A of the Schedule of Units with no more than four (4) units awarded as Advanced Standing may elect to be awarded the Diploma of Environmental Science following withdrawal from candidature for the combined Bachelor Degree.
  3. Candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Marine Science and Management, who have successfully completed all units from Part A with no more than eight (8) units awarded as Advanced Standing may elect to be awarded the Associate Degree of Environmental Science following withdrawal from candidature for the combined Bachelor Degree.
  4. Candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Marine Science and Management, who have successfully completed the requirements of the Bachelor of Environmental Science, may elect to be awarded that degree following withdrawal from candidature for the combined Bachelor Degree.
  5. Candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Marine Science and Management, who have successfully completed the requirements of the Bachelor of Marine Science and Management may elect to be awarded that degree following withdrawal from candidature for the combined Bachelor Degree.

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

BIO00201 - Biology Introductory
BIO00202 - Ecology Introductory
BIO10187 - Global Environmental Issues Introductory
CHE00201 - Chemistry Introductory
ENS00203 - Earth Systems II: The Hydrosphere Introductory
GLY00201 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere Introductory
ISY00241 - Environmental Information Management Introductory
MAT00211 - Environmental Information Analysis Introductory
SUR00201 - Environmental Mapping Introductory
BIO10120 - Marine Systems Science and Management Advanced
BIO10121 - Successful Sampling Advanced
BIO10123 - Marine Communities as Sentinels of Change Advanced
BIO10124 - Ocean Change Biology Advanced
BIO10125 - Sustainable Use of the Marine Environment Advanced
BIO10126 - Marine Pollution Advanced

Part B

Part C

Title Level of learning Note
BIO10127 - Coral Reefs on the Edge Intermediate
BIO10185 - Marine Mammals: Biology and Conservation Advanced
ENV10655 - Coastlines - Diversity, Dynamics and Risks Intermediate
EDU01290 - Outdoor Education I Introductory
CHE00073 - Environmental Chemistry Intermediate
AGR00214 - Soil Processes Intermediate
AGR00215 - Water and Catchment Management Advanced
AGT00217 - Land Degradation and Rehabilitation Advanced
BIO00105 - Fisheries Biology Advanced
BIO00212 - Wildlife Conservation Intermediate
BIO00213 - Plant Identification and Conservation Intermediate
BIO00232 - Coastal Marine Ecosystems Intermediate
BIO00233 - Fisheries Management Advanced
BIO00244 - Protected Area Management Advanced
BIO01204 - Wetland Ecosystems Intermediate
BIO01209 - Aquaculture Management Intermediate
BIO01230 - Principles of Coastal Resource Management Advanced
BIO10184 Ecological Restoration and Monitoring
BIO10492 Cultural Heritage Science
ECO00202 - Ecological and Environmental Economics for Sustainable Development Intermediate
ENO10183 - Ecotechnology for Water Management Intermediate
ENS00218 - Waste Technology Intermediate
ENV00207 - Environmental Planning Intermediate
ENV10656 - Extension and Professional Practice in Natural Resource Management Advanced
FOR00100 - Fire Ecology and Management Intermediate
FOR00101 - Plant Physiology and Ecology Intermediate
FOR00109 - Forest Modelling and Management Advanced
FOR00110 - Natural Resources Policy Intermediate
GLY00223 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Intermediate
GLY00232 - Coastal Biogeochemistry Intermediate
ISY01224 - Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Intermediate
ENV00224 - Internship Study Advanced Note 1

Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

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Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 1
BIO00201 - Biology Introductory
BIO10187 - Global Environmental Issues Introductory
GLY00201 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere Introductory
ISY00241 - Environmental Information Management Introductory
Year 1, Session 2
ENS00203 - Earth Systems II: The Hydrosphere Introductory
MAT00211 - Environmental Information Analysis Introductory
CHE00201 - Chemistry Introductory
BIO00202 - Ecology Introductory
Please select Major before proceeding to Year 2
Year 2, Session 1
BIO00232 - Coastal Marine Ecosystems Intermediate
SUR00201 - Environmental Mapping Introductory
BIO00213 - Plant Identification and Conservation Intermediate
1 unit from: (Part C)
Year 2, Session 2
BIO01230 - Principles of Coastal Resource Management Advanced
ENV10656 - Extension and Professional Practice in Natural Resource Management Advanced
2 units from: (Part C)
Year 3, Session 1
ENV00207 - Environmental Planning Intermediate
3 units from: (Part C)
Year 3, Session 2
BIO00244 - Protected Area Management Advanced
SCI00211 - Integrated Project Advanced Note 1
1 unit from: (Part C)
Year 4, Session 1
BIO10123 - Marine Communities as Sentinels of Change Advanced
BIO10120 - Marine Systems Science and Management Advanced
BIO10121 - Survey Design Advanced
1 unit from: (Part C)
Year 4, session 2
BIO10124 - Ocean Change Biology Advanced
BIO10126 - Pollution of the Marine Environment Advanced
BIO10125 - Sustainable Use of the Marine Environment Advanced
1 unit from: (Part C)

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 1
BIO00201 - Biology Introductory
BIO10187 - Global Environmental Issues Introductory
GLY00201 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere Introductory
ISY00241 - Environmental Information Management Introductory
Year 1, Session 2
ENS00203 - Earth Systems II: The Hydrosphere Introductory
MAT00211 - Environmental Information Analysis Introductory
CHE00201 - Chemistry Introductory
BIO00202 - Ecology Introductory
Please select Major before proceeding to Year 2
Year 2, Session 1
AGR00214 - Soil Processes Intermediate
SUR00201 - Environmental Mapping Introductory
BIO00213 - Plant Identification and Conservation Intermediate
1 unit from: (Part C)
Year 2, Session 2
AGR00215 - Water and Catchment Management Advanced
BIO00212 - Wildlife Conservation Intermediate
AGT00217 - Land Degradation and Rehabilitation Advanced
1 unit from: (Part C)
Year 3, Session 1
ENO10183 - Ecotechnology for Water Management Intermediate
3 units from: (Part C)
Year 3, Session 2
SCI00211 - Integrated Project Advanced Note 1
2 units from: (Part C)
Year 4, Session 1
BIO10123 - Marine Communities as Sentinels of Change Advanced
BIO10120 - Marine Systems Science and Management Advanced
BIO10121 - Survey Design Advanced
1 unit from: (Part C)
Year 4, Session 2
BIO10124 - Ocean Change Biology Advanced
BIO10126 - Pollution of the Marine Environment Advanced
BIO10125 - Sustainable Use of the Marine Environment Advanced
1 unit from: (Part C)

Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit

Unit groups

Part C

Title Level of learning Note
BIO10127 - Coral Reefs on the Edge Intermediate
BIO10185 - Marine Mammals: Biology and Conservation Advanced
ENV10655 - Coastlines - Diversity, Dynamics and Risks Intermediate
EDU01290 - Outdoor Education I Introductory
CHE00073 - Environmental Chemistry Intermediate
AGR00214 - Soil Processes Intermediate
AGR00215 - Water and Catchment Management Advanced
AGT00217 - Land Degradation and Rehabilitation Advanced
BIO00105 - Fisheries Biology Advanced
BIO00212 - Wildlife Conservation Intermediate
BIO00213 - Plant Identification and Conservation Intermediate
BIO00232 - Coastal Marine Ecosystems Intermediate
BIO00233 - Fisheries Management Advanced
BIO00244 - Protected Area Management Advanced
BIO01204 - Wetland Ecosystems Intermediate
BIO01209 - Aquaculture Management Intermediate
BIO01230 - Principles of Coastal Resource Management Advanced
BIO10184 Ecological Restoration and Monitoring
BIO10492 Cultural Heritage Science
ECO00202 - Ecological and Environmental Economics for Sustainable Development Intermediate
ENO10183 - Ecotechnology for Water Management Intermediate
ENS00218 - Waste Technology Intermediate
ENV00207 - Environmental Planning Intermediate
ENV10656 - Extension and Professional Practice in Natural Resource Management Advanced
FOR00100 - Fire Ecology and Management Intermediate
FOR00101 - Plant Physiology and Ecology Intermediate
FOR00109 - Forest Modelling and Management Advanced
FOR00110 - Natural Resources Policy Intermediate
GLY00223 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Intermediate
GLY00232 - Coastal Biogeochemistry Intermediate
ISY01224 - Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Intermediate
ENV00224 - Internship Study Advanced Note 1