Environmental Management and Sustainability

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Environmental Management and Sustainability

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How do we sustain biodiversity and world resources while still creating better environments for people to live? These are the environmental challenges you’ll learn to develop sustainable solutions for.

Key details for

  • Selection Rank

    • 70
  • Course Code

    • B1317
    • B1317A
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 079334C
  • Course Code

    • B1317
    • B1317A
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

With growing populations globally, managing environments to ensure sustainable use of resources and conservation of biodiversity is more important than ever. Launch your career in environmental management with a local, national and international focus.

Understand how to critically analyse issues, solve problems, and communicate effectively with others as you tackle current and future environmental issues and develop sustainable solutions. With practical experience throughout the course, including both on campus and in field trips, you’ll develop knowledge in environmental restoration and management, approaches to sustainability, and technical skills in statistics and mapping technology.

Graduate with a scientific knowledge-base, combined with hands-on experience in real-world issues, giving you an edge in future employment.

7 reasons to study Environmental Management and Sustainability

  • Get practical experience right here on campus – Murdoch’s campus includes two conservation category wetlands and a banksia woodland that you will have access to throughout your course.
  • Gain an understanding of how both legal and policy frameworks are integral to environmental management.
  • Get hands-on experience with turtles, quendas, endangered Carnaby’s and other black cockatoos on campus, living in a sustainable ‘green development’ landscape.
  • Learn how to work in interdisciplinary teams to address the local, regional and international sustainability issues that matter to you.
  • Use spatial planning technology to reconcile human use and native habitat in protected areas.
  • Develop practical restoration plans in a global biodiversity hotspot and monitor the recovery of ecosystems affected by development.
  • Volunteer with external organisations or get involved in restoration projects and research on campus.

Some of the things you’ll learn

  • how to manage social and environmental values of protected areas, such as national parks
  • how legislation and policy underpin conservation and natural resource management
  • effective, science-based environmental restoration techniques
  • systems thinking skills for global and regional sustainability
  • an ecological knowledge base to inform your management actions.

Your future career

Pursue a career in the fields of air and water quality, biodiversity and ecosystem restoration, climate change adaptation and mitigation, ecotourism, education, forestry, fisheries and wildlife, green/alternative energy, mining rehabilitation, natural resource management, parks management, policy formation, sustainability, urban planning or waste management.

Careers could include:

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Mining Rehabilitation Officer
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Parks and Wildlife Officer
  • Urban and Regional Planner.

You could work in the private sector as a consultant, in government organisations across all levels – local through international, or in a research facility.

Recommended double majors

Customize your degree with minors in Nature-based Tourism, Ecosystem Management, Environmental Issues, Resource Management, Waste and Water Management, and more.

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

  • Location

    • Perth Campus or external
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.

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Special Requirements

This course can be completed internally or externally. External students will be required to attend classes on-campus for some units.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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Be welcomed into the Murdoch University community with one of our three different Welcome Scholarships: the International Welcome Scholarship, International Welcome Scholarship – Australia or International Honours Welcome Scholarship.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

 

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  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
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