Specialisation

Major - Ecology

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3017.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


Related Courses

2743.11 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws
3754.1 Bachelor of Science
3756.1 Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)
3757.1 Bachelor of Advanced Science
3763.1 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts
3764.1 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International Studies
4748.3 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business
6043.1 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


Solving the world's environmental problems will require professionals who are trained in the sciences underlying ecological issues and who understand the wider human and social contexts of the challenges faced. The Ecology major will open up a wide range of career opportunities for those with environmental, conservation and ecological interests. Some of the key areas in this major include conservation biology, ecosystems, climate change science, biodiversity and adaptation Using our unique Hawkesbury campus, students will have access to world class facilities and be taught by staff at the forefront of international research in Ecology.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Thomas Jeffries

Major Structure

Bachelor of Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Science with a major in Ecology requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below:

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

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

Spring session

300816 Cell Biology
300823 Soils

Choose one of

300831 Quantitative Thinking
300672 Mathematics 1A
200263 Biometry

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300837 Climate Change Science
301253 Evolution and Genetics

And one elective

Spring session

300839 Ecology

Choose one of

301261 Complex Case Studies in Science
301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

300909 Biological Adaptation to Climate Change
300856 Ecosystem Carbon Accounting

And two electives

Spring session

301268 Global Change Ecology
301266 Biotic interactions

And two electives

Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)

Qualification for the Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary) with a major in Ecology requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Ecology, given above.

In addition, all students must complete the mandatory 40 credit point sub-major in Education Studies

SM1100 Education Studies

Students must meet this requirement by choosing the units from SM1100 as electives within their Bachelor of Science program.

Bachelor of Advanced Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Advanced Science with a major in Ecology requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

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

Spring session

300816 Cell Biology
300823 Soils

Choose one of

300831 Quantitative Thinking
300672 Mathematics 1A
200263 Biometry

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300837 Climate Change Science
301253 Evolution and Genetics
300937 Advanced Science Project A

Spring session

300839 Ecology
300938 Advanced Science Project B

Choose one of

301261 Complex Case Studies in Science
301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

300909 Biological Adaptation to Climate Change
300856 Ecosystem Carbon Accounting
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

And one elective

Spring session

301268 Global Change Ecology
301266 Biotic interactions
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

And one elective

Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 250 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Year 1: College Units

Standard 3 Term year

Preparatory unit

700043 Chemistry (WSTC Prep)

And

Eight University Level units comprising

700095 Biodiversity (WSTC)
700125 Cell Biology (WSTC)
700122 Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC)
700155 Introductory Chemistry (WSTC)
700297 Management of Aquatic Environments (WSTC)
700123 Quantitative Thinking (WSTC)
700124 Scientific Literacy (WSTC)

And

One unit from the following (depending on the testamur major chosen)

700266 Concepts in Human Anatomy (WSTC)
700295 Concepts in Human Physiology (WSTC)
700296 Environmental Issues and Solutions (WSTC)
700265 Food Science 1 (WSTC)
700061 Introduction to Human Biology (WSTC)
700298 Water Quality Assessment and Management (WSTC)

Year 2

Autumn session

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300837 Climate Change Science
301253 Evolution and Genetics

And one elective

Spring session

300839 Ecology

Choose one of

301261 Complex Case Studies in Science
301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

300909 Biological Adaptation to Climate Change
300856 Ecosystem Carbon Accounting

And two electives

Spring session

301268 Global Change Ecology
301266 Biotic interactions

And two electives



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