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Bachelor of Science Major Environment & Sustainability

Bachelor of Science Major Environment & Sustainability (BSCI)
CRICOS: 042230E

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: Semester 3 (November) intake is only available via external study.

Overview

  • Do you want to study a science degree on-campus or online for an exciting career in sustainability and the broader ‘green’ professions?
  • With a focus on climatology, ecology and conservation, the Bachelor of Science (Environment and Sustainability) is designed for those of you wanting to explore environmental science, biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation and natural resource management for more a sustainable future.
  • Want to understand more about major environmental issues such as biodiversity loss and climate change, and the social, political and environmental implications of human impacts on the globe? We look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience with you.

Career outcomes

  • Are you passionate about working in resource management, biodiversity conservation or climate change? Specifically, our graduates find work as climatologists, climate scientists, climate policy analysts, agricultural scientists, conservation and biodiversity managers, environmental consultants, ecologists, environmental scientists and natural resource managers.
  • Industries and employers you may find yourself working for include the resources/mining industries, national parks, universities, defence organisations, CSIRO, state and federal government departments, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and many other organisations contributing to sustainable utilisation and management of our natural resources.
  • Some of our graduates also choose to work as science teachers (with further study) or science journalists. 

Entry requirements

Subject pre-requisite: General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent.

To study this degree we also assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

It is also recommended that you have studied Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C), and one of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent. If you do not have the recommended Mathematics B Level for entry then you will be required to undertake MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals as an elective.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, there are pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
1 x Environment & Sustainability 8-unit major 8
1 x second 8-unit major plus 4 x approved courses
or 12 x approved courses

12

Total 24

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Double degrees

You may like to study the Bachelor of Science as part of a double degree to give you the flexibility tailor your degree to your ambition.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 34800
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 34800

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 042230E

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021- Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
  • Semester 3, 2021 - Monday 15 November, 2021.

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