Course

Bachelor of Natural Science (Environmental Management)

Approved Abbreviation: BNatSc(EnvMgt)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3671.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 074712M


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this coures was 2016 or later.

Commencement Year 2012 - 2015 - 3671.1 Bachelor of Natural Science (Environmental Management)

History has shown that if we don’t effectively manage our environment, we will degrade it - possibly to the point where it can no longer sustain us. Environmental managers are concerned with ensuring the ecological sustainability of human development and minimising the size of our "ecological footprint". A Bachelor of Natural Science (Environmental Management) will develop your problem solving skills and equip you to work collaboratively with both community members and professional practitioners to develop innovative policy and strategies that address the increasingly complex causes of today’s environmental problems. Issues include urban development, global climate change, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), decreasing biodiversity, deteriorating air and water quality, and sustainable use of natural resources. The major areas embodied within the program include assessment and management of aquatic environments water quality assessment and management; introduction to wildlife; sustainable land and resource use; Indigenous land management; environmental planning; climate change science; environmental regulation and policy; environmental risk management and urban development. The majors (aquatic and conservation biology) and sub-majors (environmental sustainability and management) offered in Natural Science and Science can add diversity and/or focus to your degree, to help match your studies to your career aspirations.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course Advicescience@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Hawkesbury CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Hawkesbury CampusPart TimeInternal See above

Admission

Assumed Knowledge: Any two units of Science (Biology or Chemistry recommended) and any two units of English.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequences below.

Note - At least 60 credit points must be at Level 3 or above (one elective must be at least a Level 3 unit)

Year 1

Start Year Intake

Autumn session

300802Biodiversity
300811Scientific Literacy
300813Wildlife Studies
300824Management of Aquatic Environments

Spring session

300810Resource Sustainability
300831Quantitative Thinking
300814Water Quality Assessment and Management
300812Understanding Landscape

Year 2

Autumn session

300931Integrated Science
300840Environmental Planning and Climate Change

And two electives

Spring session

300932Natural Science Research Methods
300875Landuse and the Environment
300841Environmental Regulation and Policy
300959Mangamai'bangawarra: Indigenous Science

Year 3

Autumn session

300913Field Project 1
300858Environmental Risk Management

And two electives

Spring session

300914Field Project 2
300860Urban Environment
300870Water in the Landscape

And one elective

Mid Year Intake

Year 1

Spring session

300810Resource Sustainability
300811Scientific Literacy
300814Water Quality Assessment and Management
300812Understanding Landscape

Autumn session

300802Biodiversity
300831Quantitative Thinking
300813Wildlife Studies
300824Management of Aquatic Environments

Year 2

Spring session

300932Natural Science Research Methods
300875Landuse and the Environment
300841Environmental Regulation and Policy

And one elective

Autumn session

300913Field Project 1
300931Integrated Science
300840Environmental Planning and Climate Change

And one elective

Year 3

Spring session

300914Field Project 2
300860Urban Environment
300870Water in the Landscape
300959Mangamai'bangawarra: Indigenous Science

Autumn session

300858Environmental Risk Management

And three electives

Major and Sub-major Elective Spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points) including the majors and sub-majors listed below.

Note - At least 60 credit points must be at Level 3 or above (one elective must be at least a Level 3 unit)

Majors

M3046Aquatic Biology
M3049Conservation Biology
M4011Environmental Consulting

Sub-majors

SM3062Aquatic Environments
SM3048Climate Change
SM3042Conservation Biology

Sub-major Elective Spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Note - At least 60 credit points must be at Level 3 or above (one elective must be at least a Level 3 unit)

Search for sub-majors

Students who maintain a GPA of 5 or higher may use elective units toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major in Critical Thinking.

SM3083.1 Critical Thinking

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Global Sustainability Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)



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