Course summary

The Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours is a year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) directed independent study, which is offered to those students who demonstrate a meritorious performance in their undergraduate studies.

The honours degree may be a completion point for those students who are seeking an opportunity to focus on an area of environmental science or management and improve their employment prospects. Alternatively, honours may provide a starting point for entry into postgraduate studies.

Students are introduced to research methodology under the close supervision of a member of staff who possesses expertise in the chosen area of study. It involves a close working relationship, and mutual responsibilities, between supervisor and student.

Prior to lodging an application, interested applicants must contact the University to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic. For more information refer to the School of Environment, Science and Engineering  Honours Handbook.

The Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours is a year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) directed independent study, which is offered to those students who demonstrate a meritorious performance in their undergraduate studies.

The honours degree may be a completion point for those students who are seeking an opportunity to focus on an area of environmental science or management and improve their employment prospects. Alternatively, honours may provide a starting point for entry into postgraduate studies.

Students are introduced to research methodology under the close supervision of a member of staff who possesses expertise in the chosen area of study. It involves a close working relationship, and mutual responsibilities, between supervisor and student.

Prior to lodging an application, interested applicants must contact the University to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic. For more information refer to the School of Environment, Science and Engineering  Honours Handbook.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

To be approved by School Board

Creativity

To be approved by School Board

Ethical practice

To be approved by School Board

Knowledge of a discipline

To be approved by School Board

Lifelong learning

To be approved by School Board

Communication and social skills

To be approved by School Board

Cultural competence

To be approved by School Board

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


Course overview

Course code

3507030

Course abbreviation

BEnvSc(Hons)

Credit points

96

Equivalent units

8

Duration

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Duration

1 year full-time

Availability details

Domestic

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

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Lismore Session 1 $22,400 ($2,800 per unit) 016155E

Course requirements

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

Rules concerning Bachelors Degrees with Honours (where Honours is taken as a separate year) can be found under Rule 5 in the University’s Rules Relating to Awards.

The Honours course comprises a Proposal, a Major study, a Minor Study and a Research Seminar. The major Study may be taken in one of the following areas:

  1. Environmental Science;
  2. Coastal Resource Management;
  3. Environmental Planning;
  4. Applied Coastal Studies; or
  5. Resource Technology.

The minor study may be taken from:

  1. the areas of the Major Study; and
  2. in a topic other than the one selected for the Major Study, subject to specific topics being approved by the Head, School of Environment, Science and Engineering.

With the approval of the Head, School of Environment, Science and Engineering, the Minor Study may be substituted by prescribed coursework and examination.

All units listed below must be successfully completed.


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
Session 1, Year 1
ENV40006 - Environmental Science Honours I Advanced Note 1
Session 2, Year 1
ENV40007 - Environmental Science Honours II Advanced Note 1
Session 3, Year 1
ENV40008 - Environmental Science Honours III Advanced Note 1
Session 1, Year 2
ENV40009 - Environmental Science Honours IV Advanced Note 1

Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit