Specialisation

Major - Environmental Futures

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3018.1

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 these issues and who understand the wider human and social contexts of the challenges faced. This major will combine scientific, social, economic, cultural and political elements of environmental challenges and critically examine processes and relationships that underpin environmental management and sustainability in urban, peri-urban and rural landscapes. Some of the key areas in this major include environmental planning, climate change science, understanding landscape, water and food security and environmental risk management including land and aquatic environments.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Narsimha Reddy

Major Structure

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

Bachelor of Science

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

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

Spring session

301271 Environmental Issues and Solutions

Choose one of

300831 Quantitative Thinking
300672 Mathematics 1A
200263 Biometry

Choose one of

300803 Essential Chemistry 2
300816 Cell Biology

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300932 Natural Science Research Methods
301275 Internet of Things for the Environment

Choose one of

300837 Climate Change Science
300833 Microbiology 1

And one elective

Spring session

301403 Environmental Planning, Policy & Regulation
301273 Land Degradation and Contamination

Choose one of

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

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

300913 Field Project 1

And three electives

Spring session

300914 Field Project 2
300870 Water in the Landscape

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 Environmental Futures requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Environmental Future, 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 Environmental Futures 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

301271 Environmental Issues and Solutions

Choose one of

300831 Quantitative Thinking
300672 Mathematics 1A
200263 Biometry

Choose one of

300803 Essential Chemistry 2
300816 Cell Biology

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300932 Natural Science Research Methods
301275 Internet of Things for the Environment
300937 Advanced Science Project A

Choose one of

300837 Climate Change Science
300833 Microbiology 1

Spring session

301403 Environmental Planning, Policy & Regulation
301273 Land Degradation and Contamination
300938 Advanced Science Project B

Choose one of

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

Year 3

Autumn session

300913 Field Project 1
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

And two electives

Spring session

300914 Field Project 2
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C
300870 Water in the Landscape

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.

Nirimba campus year one units only

Full-time

YEAR ONE: 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)
700296 Environmental Issues and Solutions (WSTC)
700122 Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC)
700155 Introductory Chemistry (WSTC)
700297 Management of Aquatic Environments (WSTC)
700123 Quantitative Thinking (WSTC)
700124 Scientific Literacy (WSTC)

Year 2

Autumn session

300932 Natural Science Research Methods
301275 Internet of Things for the Environment

Choose one of

300837 Climate Change Science
300833 Microbiology 1

And one elective

Spring session

301403 Environmental Planning, Policy & Regulation
301273 Land Degradation and Contamination

Choose one of

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

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

300913 Field Project 1

And three electives

Spring session

300914 Field Project 2
300870 Water in the Landscape

And two electives



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