Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Marine Science and ManagementBachelors Double Degree
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.
|Course Learning Outcome|
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
Demonstrate imagination, initiative and enterprise in problem-solving
Respond creatively to intellectual, professional, environmental and social challenges
Evaluate issues with reference to sound ethical frameworks and sustainability
Demonstrate well developed judgement on principles of social justice and professional standards
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
Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in self-managed learning
Critically reflect on practice
Demonstrate information literacy skills
Communicate clearly and coherently knowledge and ideas in environmental and marine science and management contexts
Collaborate effectively on personal, scholarly, and professional terms
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.
- 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.
|Location||Teaching period||UAC code||QTAC code|
|Lismore||Session 1 , Session 2||N/A||N/A|
|Online||Session 1 , Session 2||N/A||N/A|
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.
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:
- all 14 units listed in Part A; and
- one major from Part B; and
- ten(10) units from Part C
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.
Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.
ENV00224 and SCI00211 are both double-weighted units
This unit is a pre-requisite for an Advanced Core unit in the Waste Management and Resource Recovery major.
Compulsory Residential for Online Students
Offered at the National Marine Science Centre in a 3 week intensive mode, with a compulsory one week residential.
Intensive mode with field camp
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Level of learning||Notes|
|BIO10187||Science and Global Challenges||Introductory|
|ENS00203||Earth Systems II: The Hydrosphere||Introductory|
|GLY00201||Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere||Introductory|
|MAT00211||Environmental Information Analysis||Introductory|
|BIO10120||Marine Systems Science and Management||Advanced|
|BIO10123||Marine Communities as Sentinels of Change||Advanced|
|BIO10124||Ocean Change Biology||Advanced|
|BIO10125||Sustainable Use of the Marine Environment||Advanced|