Course

Bachelor of Natural Science (Environment and Health)

Approved Abbreviation: BNatSc(Env&Hlth)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3672.1

AQF Level: 7

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


The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and the places we live, work and play all have major impacts on our health and well-being. Health scares such as swine/bird flu, obesity, cancers and asthma have all been connected to our environmental conditions. A Bachelor of Natural Science (Environment and Health) will equip you to explore the diverse range of natural and built-environment challenges that confront us, from the mitigation of human health impacts of global climate change through to the more localised issues of air and water quality, waste management, food security, environmental noise and healthy communities. The major areas of study addressed within the program include air pollution; community studies; emergency management; environmental regulation and policy; environmental monitoring; environmental planning; environmental protection; epidemiology; food safety; noise, occupational environment; risk assessment; sustainable environmental management; toxicology; urban development and water pollution. A variety of fulfilling career paths are available to graduates of this program.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time, in external mode.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course Advicescience@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Hawkesbury CampusFull TimeExternal See above
Hawkesbury CampusPart TimeExternal See above

Accreditation
This course is currently accredited by Environmental Health Australia.

Admission

Assumed Knowledge: Any two units of Mathematics and Science or equivalent.

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/

This course is not available to International Students.

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.

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.

In addition to the units below, unit 300655 Approved Industrial Experience must be completed to meet the requirements to graduate, despite students not being awarded credit points after the completion of the unit.

300655Approved Industrial Experience

Start Year Intake

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

300802Biodiversity
300811Scientific Literacy
300824Management of Aquatic Environments
300808Introductory Chemistry

Spring session

300810Resource Sustainability
300831Quantitative Thinking
300821Environment and Health
300814Water Quality Assessment and Management

Year 2

Autumn session

300931Integrated Science
300872Epidemiology
300840Environmental Planning and Climate Change
300844General Microbiology

Spring session

300932Natural Science Research Methods
300877Toxicology
300841Environmental Regulation and Policy
300859Food Safety

Year 3

Autumn session

300913Field Project 1
300919Occupational Health and Safety
300858Environmental Risk Management
300852Air Quality and Climate Change

Spring session

300914Field Project 2
300860Urban Environment
300867Disease Prevention and Control
300880Disaster and Emergency Management

Part-time

Year 1

Autumn session

300802Biodiversity
300811Scientific Literacy

Spring session

300831Quantitative Thinking
300821Environment and Health

Year 2

Autumn session

300844General Microbiology
300931Integrated Science

Spring session

300810Resource Sustainability
300877Toxicology

Year 3

Autumn session

300808Introductory Chemistry
300840Environmental Planning and Climate Change

Spring session

300932Natural Science Research Methods
300841Environmental Regulation and Policy

Year 4

Autumn session

300824Management of Aquatic Environments
300852Air Quality and Climate Change

Quarter 3 session

300880Disaster and Emergency Management

Spring session

300859Food Safety

Year 5

Autumn session

300872Epidemiology
300919Occupational Health and Safety

Spring session

300814Water Quality Assessment and Management
300867Disease Prevention and Control

Year 6

Autumn session

300913Field Project 1
300858Environmental Risk Management

Spring session

300914Field Project 2
300860Urban Environment

Mid Year Intake

Full-time

Year 1

Spring session

300810Resource Sustainability
300811Scientific Literacy
300821Environment and Health
300814Water Quality Assessment and Management

Autumn session

300802Biodiversity
300831Quantitative Thinking
300824Management of Aquatic Environments
300808Introductory Chemistry

Year 2

Spring session

300932Natural Science Research Methods
300877Toxicology
300859Food Safety
300841Environmental Regulation and Policy

Autumn session

300913Field Project 1
300931Integrated Science
300840Environmental Planning and Climate Change
300844General Microbiology

Year 3

Spring session

300914Field Project 2
300860Urban Environment
300867Disease Prevention and Control
300880Disaster and Emergency Management

Autumn session

300872Epidemiology
300919Occupational Health and Safety
300858Environmental Risk Management
300852Air Quality and Climate Change

Part-time

Year 1

Spring session

300821Environment and Health
300811Scientific Literacy

Autumn session

300802Biodiversity
300831Quantitative Thinking

Year 2

Spring session

300810Resource Sustainability
300877Toxicology

Autumn session

300844General Microbiology
300931Integrated Science

Year 3

Spring session

300932Natural Science Research Methods
300841Environmental Regulation and Policy

Autumn session

300808Introductory Chemistry
300840Environmental Planning and Climate Change

Year 4

Quarter 3 session

300880Disaster and Emergency Management

Spring session

300859Food Safety

Autumn session

300824Management of Aquatic Environments
300852Air Quality and Climate Change

Year 5

Spring session

300814Water Quality Assessment and Management
300867Disease Prevention and Control

Autumn session

300872Epidemiology
300913Field Project 1

Year 6

Spring session

300914Field Project 2
300860Urban Environment

Autumn session

300919Occupational Health and Safety
300858Environmental Risk Management


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