Major - Climate Change

Western Sydney University Major Code: M3078.1

This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Related Courses

3675.4 Bachelor of Science
3680.3 Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)
3681.2 Bachelor of Science (Zoology)
6004.1 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses: YES, but restrictions apply.

A factual understanding of climate, the components that go to make it up, and how climate has varied in the past, is essential for any person working in the climate change area. This unit will introduce students to the concept of climate, our understanding of how it works, and how it has changed through time. Topics in basic atmospheric science will give students a critical understanding of current environmental concerns and debates about the greenhouse effect and climate change, and the science behind greenhouse gas accounting. Students will be introduced to current atmosphere-related research at Western Sydney University and elsewhere.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Jo-Anne Chuck

Major Structure

Students must complete eight units as follows

Level 1

300802 Biodiversity

Choose one of

300800 Essential Chemistry 1
300808 Introductory Chemistry

Level 2

300837 Climate Change Science
300839 Ecology

Choose one of

300838 Comparative Physiology
300865 Plant Physiology
300980 Principles of Evolution

Level 3

300909 Biological Adaptation to Climate Change
300856 Ecosystem Carbon Accounting

Choose one of

300857 Environmental Geochemistry

Please note unit 300857 replaced by 301212 Science of the Anthropocene from 2019.

301212 Science of the Anthropocene
300855 Conservation Biology

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