Specialisation

Major - Sustainable Environmental Futures

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3043.1

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

Managing our environment sustainably requires professionals who are trained in new technologies across multiple disciplines, including biological and physical sciences, risk assessment, policy and management. Understanding how life interacts with water, soil and the atmosphere empowers us to develop sustainable management solutions for our most pressing environmental challenges. You will learn how to apply fundamental scientific knowledge to evaluate and mitigate the impacts of human activities on natural and managed ecosystems, including the built environment. You will have access to world class ecological and environmental research facilities, and will engage in hands-on, field-based learning, taught by a team at the cutting edge of research in this field. As a graduate, you are prepared for a career in environmental management, consultancy and biological conservation. All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet course requirements. Students will need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Thomas Jeffries

Major Structure

All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet course requirements. Students will need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Bachelor of Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Science with a major in Sustainable 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

300816 Cell Biology
301407 Introduction to Environmental Science

Choose one of

300831 Quantitative Thinking
300672 Mathematics 1A
200263 Biometry

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300932 Natural Science Research Methods
301408 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
300837 Climate Change Science

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

300913 Field Project 1
300870 Water in the Landscape

And two electives

Spring session

301409 Sustainable Environments
301212 Science of the Anthropocene

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

300816 Cell Biology
301407 Introduction to Environmental Science

Choose one of

300831 Quantitative Thinking
300672 Mathematics 1A
200263 Biometry

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300932 Natural Science Research Methods
301408 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
300837 Climate Change Science
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

300913 Field Project 1
300870 Water in the Landscape
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

And one elective

Spring session

301409 Sustainable Environments
301212 Science of the Anthropocene
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:

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

And

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

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

Year 2

Autumn session

300932 Natural Science Research Methods
301408 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
300837 Climate Change Science

And one elective

Spring session

300839 Ecology
301407 Introduction to Environmental Science

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
300870 Water in the Landscape

And two electives

Spring session

301409 Sustainable Environments
301212 Science of the Anthropocene

And two electives



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