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Bachelor of Environmental Science

University of Tasmania
Length: 3 - 6 years
Study pace: Full time/part time
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Location: Tasmania
Language: English

Program Description

Environmental ScienceThe Bachelor of Environmental Science is a three-year full-time degree programme which is also available for study on a part-time basis in no longer than 7 years. It is a multi-disciplinary degree combining the disciplines of biology, chemistry, ecology and geography complemented with studies in environmental policy and management.

The degree program has a strong focus on aquatic science, chemical monitoring and environmental management and incorporates Environment, and Antarctic and Marine Studies theme areas. The degree also provides a nexus with research programs in the Schools of Chemistry and Geography and Environmental Studies within the University of Tasmania.

In the Bachelor of Environmental Science, students enrol in 2 majors, a minor and 4 student electives. The 2 majors and the minor are compulsory for all students and you choose 4 student electives:

Major 1

  • Environmental Management  

Reversed Major 1

  • Environmental Monitoring

Minor 1

  • Aquatic Biology (BEnvSc)

This course specifically aims to provide students with competencies, skills, knowledge and awareness, which will prepare them for employment as environmental scientists. The program also develops a wide range of general abilities including communication, analytical and problem solving skills that are widely valued by employers.

Environmental Science Graduates of this degree can pursue careers in industry, government, private consulting firms, non-profit organisations and educational institutions performing duties such as environmental and natural resource management, pollution monitoring and environmental impact assessments, water and waster water management, and policy analysis and implementation.

Admission requirements

Students wishing to study the Bachelor of Environmental Science degree must meet the following criteria:

TCE pre-tertiary Chemistry and Mathematics, or equivalent, including appropriate foundation units offered by the University of Tasmania.

This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:

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University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania, in the Australian state of Tasmania, was officially founded on 1st January 1890 and is one of the oldest universities in Australia. The University of Tasmania is classed within the top two per cent of Universities...

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Hobart, Tasmania

Tasmania, Australia


Separated from the rest of Australia by the 240km stretch of Bass Strait, Tasmania is an island apart – a place of wild and beautiful landscapes, friendly, welcoming people, a pleasant, temperate climate, wonderful food and wine, and a rich history. With a total population of over 500,000, Tasmania provides a relaxed lifestyle that combines cosmopolitan cultural diversity with a breathtaking natural...

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University of Tasmania

Churchill Avenue
7005 Sandy Bay

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