Course summary

A knowledge of how to manage environments, whether they be our forests, river catchments or oceans is crucial to influencing the sustainability of our future.

This combined degree brings together the terrestrial aspects of environmental management with marine science and management, developing knowledge of the complex environments in which we live and the keys to environmental problems at a local and global level.

You will be able to focus your interest in species conservation and sustainability across terrestrial and marine environments. Build your practical skills by learning from leading experts in contemporary facilities and through field trips to World Heritage rainforests, reefs and coastal catchments.

Fourth (final year) units are taught in intensive mode at the National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour. 

  • 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 focuses on conducting wildlife surveys, conservation of fauna and flora and rehabilitating degraded land for future generations.
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture Management integrates fisheries, biology, stock management, habitat protection and aquaculture studies with environmental management. Students focus on developing strategies to maintain a sustainable fishery/aquaculture enterprise. Some third-year subjects for this major are taught as intensive residential courses at the National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour.
  • Waste Management and Resource Recovery develops multidisciplinary skills that support innovation in providing solutions for dealing with waste and waste minimisation, now and in the future.

Students also choose between completing an industry placement or a self-directed major project.

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. Interns can work with organisations across the environmental science spectrum including local, state or federal government agencies; private consultancies; or business enterprises in Australia or overseas.

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

Domestic duration

4 years full-time; 8 years part-time

International duration

4 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Lismore 1 N/A N/A
Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Lismore 1 $30,400 ($3,800 per unit) 086340B

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 (384 credit points) comprising:
    1. all 14 units listed in Part A; and
    2. one major from Part B; and
    3. ten(10) 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 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 the requirements of the Associate Degree of Environmental Science, may elect to be awarded that degree 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 Challenges Introductory
CHE00201 - Chemistry Introductory
ENS00203 - Earth Systems II: The Hydrosphere Introductory
GLY00201 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere 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 Note 2 Note 2
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
ECO00202 - Ecological and Environmental Economics for Sustainable Development 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
GLY20001 - Environmental Analysis: Solids Intermediate
GLY00232 - Coastal Biogeochemistry Intermediate
ISY01224 - Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Intermediate
ENS00218 - Waste Technology Intermediate Note 2 Note 2
PLN10001 - Rural and Regional Planning Introductory
ENG30012 - Water and Wastewater Engineering Advanced
BIO72020 - Genetics Intermediate
ENV00224 - Internship Study Advanced Note 1 Note 1
SCI00211 - Integrated Project Advanced Note 1 Note 1

Course progressions

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

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 1
BIO00201 - Biology Introductory Note 3 Note 3
BIO10187 - Global Environmental Issues Introductory Note 3 Note 3
GLY00201 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere Introductory Note 3 Note 3
SUR00201 - Environmental Mapping Introductory Note 3 Note 3
Year 1, Session 2
ENS00203 - Earth Systems II: The Hydrosphere Introductory Note 3 Note 3
MAT00211 - Environmental Information Analysis Introductory
CHE00201 - Chemistry Introductory Note 3 Note 3
BIO00202 - Ecology Introductory Note 3 Note 3
Please select Major before proceeding to Year 2
Year 2, Session 1
BIO00232 - Coastal Marine Ecosystems Intermediate Note 3 Note 3
BIO00213 - Plant Identification and Conservation Intermediate Note 3 Note 3
Choose 2 units from: (Part C)
Year 2, Session 2
BIO01230 - Principles of Coastal Resource Management Advanced
ENV10656 - Extension and Professional Practice in Natural Resource Management Advanced Note 3 Note 3
Choose 2 units from: (Part C)
Year 3, Session 1
4 units from: (Part C)
Year 3, Session 2
BIO00244 - Protected Area Management Advanced Note 5 Note 5
ENV00224 - Internship Study OR SCI00211 - Integrated Project Advanced Advanced Note 1 Note 1
PLN10001 - Rural and Regional Planning Introductory
Year 4, Session 1
BIO10123 - Marine Communities as Sentinels of Change Advanced Note 4 Note 4
BIO10120 - Marine Systems Science and Management Advanced Note 4 Note 4
BIO10121 - Successful Sampling Advanced Note 4 Note 4
Choose 1 unit from: (Part C)
Year 4, session 2
BIO10124 - Ocean Change Biology Advanced Note 4 Note 4
BIO10126 - Marine Pollution Advanced Note 4 Note 4
BIO10125 - Sustainable Use of the Marine Environment Advanced Note 4 Note 4
Choose 1 unit from: (Part C)

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 1
BIO00201 - Biology Introductory Note 3 Note 3
BIO10187 - Global Environmental Issues Introductory Note 3 Note 3
GLY00201 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere Introductory Note 3 Note 3
SUR00201 - Environmental Mapping Introductory Note 3 Note 3
Year 1, Session 2
ENS00203 - Earth Systems II: The Hydrosphere Introductory Note 3 Note 3
MAT00211 - Environmental Information Analysis Introductory
CHE00201 - Chemistry Introductory Note 3 Note 3
BIO00202 - Ecology Introductory Note 3 Note 3
Please select Major before proceeding to Year 2
Year 2, Session 1
AGR00214 - Soil Processes Intermediate Note 3 Note 3
BIO00213 - Plant Identification and Conservation Intermediate Note 3 Note 3
Choose 2 units from: (Part C)
Year 2, Session 2
AGR00215 - Water and Catchment Management Advanced Note 3 Note 3
BIO00212 - Wildlife Conservation Intermediate Note 3 Note 3
AGT00217 - Land Degradation and Rehabilitation Advanced Note 3 Note 3
Choose 1 unit from: (Part C)
Year 3, Session 1
Choose 4 units from: (Part C)
Year 3, Session 2
ENG30012 - Water and Wastewater Engineering Advanced
SCI00211 - Integrated Project OR ENV00224 - Internship Study Advanced Advanced Note 1 Note 1
Choose 1 unit from: (Part C)
Year 4, Session 1
BIO10123 - Marine Communities as Sentinels of Change Advanced Note 4 Note 4
BIO10120 - Marine Systems Science and Management Advanced Note 4 Note 4
BIO10121 - Successful Sampling Advanced Note 4 Note 4
Choose 1 unit from: (Part C)
Year 4, Session 2
BIO10124 - Ocean Change Biology Advanced Note 4 Note 4
BIO10126 - Marine Pollution Advanced Note 4 Note 4
BIO10125 - Sustainable Use of the Marine Environment Advanced Note 4 Note 4
Choose 1 unit from: (Part C)

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 1
BIO00201 - Biology Introductory Note 3 Note 3
BIO10187 - Global Environmental Issues Introductory Note 3 Note 3
GLY00201 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere Introductory Note 3 Note 3
SUR00201 - Environmental Mapping Introductory Note 3 Note 3
Year 1, Session 2
ENS00203 - Earth Systems II: The Hydrosphere Introductory Note 3 Note 3
MAT00211 - Environmental Information Analysis Introductory
CHE00201 - Chemistry Introductory Note 3 Note 3
BIO00202 - Ecology Introductory Note 3 Note 3
Please select Major before proceeding to Year 2
Year 2, Session 1
BIO01204 - Wetland Ecosystems Intermediate Note 3 Note 3
BIO00232 - Coastal Marine Ecosystems Intermediate Note 3 Note 3
Choose 2 unit from: (Part C)
Year 2, Session 2
BIO00105 - Fisheries Biology Advanced Note 3 Note 3
BIO01209 - Aquaculture Management Intermediate Note 3 Note 3
ENV10656 - Extension and Professional Practice in Natural Resource Management Advanced Note 3 Note 3
Choose 1 unit from: (Part C)
Year 3, Session 1
BIO00233 - Fisheries Management Advanced Note 3 Note 3
Choose 3 units from: (Part C)
Year 3, Session 2
SCI00211 - Integrated Project OR ENV00224 - Internship Study Advanced Advanced Note 1 Note 1
Choose 2 units from Part C
Year 4, Session 1
BIO10123 - Marine Communities as Sentinels of Change Advanced Note 4 Note 4
BIO10120 - Marine Systems Science and Management Advanced Note 4 Note 4
BIO10121 - Successful Sampling Advanced Note 4 Note 4
Choose 1 unit from: (Part C)
Year 4, Session 2
BIO10124 - Ocean Change Biology Advanced Note 4 Note 4
BIO10126 - Marine Pollution Advanced Note 4 Note 4
BIO10125 - Sustainable Use of the Marine Environment Advanced Note 4 Note 4
Choose 1 unit from: (Part C)

Title Level of learning Note
Session 1, Year 1
BIO00201 - Biology Introductory Note 3 Note 3
BIO10187 - Global Environmental Issues Introductory Note 3 Note 3
GLY00201 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere Introductory Note 3 Note 3
SUR00201 - Environmental Mapping Introductory Note 3 Note 3
Session 2, Year 1
ENS00203 - Earth Systems II: The Hydrosphere Introductory Note 3 Note 3
MAT00211 - Environmental Information Analysis Introductory
CHE00201 - Chemistry Introductory Note 3 Note 3
BIO00202 - Ecology Introductory Note 3 Note 3
Exit Point: Diploma of Environmental Science
Session 1, Year 2
CHE00073 - Environmental Chemistry Intermediate Note 3, Note 2 Note 3, Note 2
PLN20005 - Community Engagement Intermediate Note 3 Note 3
Choose 2 units from: (Part C)
Session 2, Year 2
ENS00218 - Waste Technology Intermediate Note 3, Note 2 Note 3, Note 2
ENO72001 - Policy and Legislation for Waste Management Intermediate Note 3 Note 3
Choose 2 units from: (Part C) Note 1 Note 1
Session 1, Year 3
CHE73005 - Hazardous Waste and Leachates Advanced Note 3 Note 3
ENO73001 - Resource Recovery - Chemical and Engineering Solutions Advanced Note 3 Note 3
Choose 2 units from: (Part C)
Session 2, Year 3
ENO73005 - Social and Economic Perspectives in Resource Recovery Advanced
ENG30012 - Water and Wastewater Engineering Advanced Note 3 Note 3
ENV00224 - Internship Study OR SCI00211 - Integrated Project Advanced Advanced Note 1 Note 1
Year 4, Session 1
BIO10123 - Marine Communities as Sentinels of Change Advanced Note 4 Note 4
BIO10120 - Marine Systems Science and Management Advanced Note 4 Note 4
BIO10121 - Successful Sampling Advanced Note 4 Note 4
Choose 1 unit from: (Part C)
Year 4, Session 2
BIO10124 - Ocean Change Biology Advanced Note 4 Note 4
BIO10126 - Marine Pollution Advanced Note 4 Note 4
BIO10125 - Sustainable Use of the Marine Environment Advanced Note 4 Note 4
Choose 1 unit from: (Part C)

Notes

Note 1: ENV00224 and SCI00211 are both double-weighted units
Note 2: This unit is a pre-requisite for an Advanced Core unit in the Waste Management and Resource Recovery major.
Note 3: Compulsory Residential for Online Students
Note 4: Offered at the National Marine Science Centre in a 3 week intensive mode, with a compulsory one week residential.
Note 5: Intensive mode with field camp

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 Note 2 Note 2
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
ECO00202 - Ecological and Environmental Economics for Sustainable Development 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
GLY20001 - Environmental Analysis: Solids Intermediate
GLY00232 - Coastal Biogeochemistry Intermediate
ISY01224 - Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Intermediate
ENS00218 - Waste Technology Intermediate Note 2 Note 2
PLN10001 - Rural and Regional Planning Introductory
ENG30012 - Water and Wastewater Engineering Advanced
BIO72020 - Genetics Intermediate
ENV00224 - Internship Study Advanced Note 1 Note 1
SCI00211 - Integrated Project Advanced Note 1 Note 1