environmental science

Environmental Scientists have a leadership role in modern society to advance the sustainable use of earth and water resources, conservation of biodiversity, human and ecosystem health. Graduates of the Bachelor of Environmental Science Program are equipped for environmental decision making, auditing
and legislating with foundations in science and at the interface of law, social sciences and management. A partnership program with employers facilitates networking and professional development. The four specialisations (Majors) encourage students to pursue specific interests within the Program: Earth Science; Ecology and Conservation; Natural Resource Science and Environmental Toxicology.

Environmental Science graduates find employment in:
  • Botanist
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental engineer 
  • Land use advisor/consultant
  • Soil physicist
  • Water quality analyst

The School offers students the following study options:

Environmental Science research being undertaken within the School includes:

  • SaveN Cane - Nitrogen use efficient sugarcane
  • Tropical forests and tree plantations
  • Organics as nutrient sources for plants and for sustainable crop production
  • Spinifex (Triodia) grasses of the Australian arid zone

Further information on these research projects.

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