Duration

4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2016

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours).

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2016

9/81

Don't have the OP or rank?

QTAC Code(s)

738001 - B Environmental Science(Hons)
738001 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B and one of Chemistry or Physics.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 8890

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Science

Email: science.enquiries@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 1888

Web:

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours).

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B and one of Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 081216B

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 35277

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web:

Why study the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours)?

Do you have the passion and drive to address the world's environmental challenges? To do so you will need a range of scientific skills and knowledge and an understanding of legal, political and social aspects of environmental management. Through the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) you will address these topics and develop skills in systems analysis and planning. Study fundamental environmental processes, the way they can be described, monitored and predicted, and the effect of human impact on the physical and biological environment.

Specialise in one of four key areas of environmental science - Earth Resources; Ecology and Conservation; Environmental Toxicology; and Natural Resource Science. In each area you will study core and advanced science and regulatory topics, participate in environmental science field trips and complete a substantial research project in either an environmental impact assessment or an environmental audit.

As an environmental science graduate you will be equipped to contribute rigorous analyses to environmental decision making and management to address global environmental challenges.

What you can study

The program centres on the understanding of environmental processes, biotic and abiotic, and the way in which they can be analysed, monitored, predicted and managed. Human impact is placed in the context of the processes that occur in the physical and biological environment. In addition to scientific contexts, students examine the legal, political and social aspects of environmental management, and develop skills in systems analysis and planning. This enables the environmental scientist to contribute rigorous analyses to environmental decision making and management.

Students select one of four majors: Earth Resources; Ecology and Conservation; Environmental Toxicology; and Natural Resource Science.

The first three years of the program provide a comprehensive coverage of the relevant sciences, legislation and management. The fourth year is the Honours year that focuses on the application of these principles. Students are able to complete a substantial research project in either an environmental impact assessment or an environmental audit. During the Honours years, students often perform field-based research to gain experience in environmental research.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours).

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours)

Honours

Honours is a modified program of study in year 4, with entry based on grade point average.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2016
9/81

QTAC Code(s)
738001 - B Environmental Science(Hons)

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B and one of Chemistry or Physics.

Additional application information

The Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) year commences four weeks prior to the start of Semester 1 in the standard academic calendar (i.e., end of January).
For Semester 2, the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) year commences at the start of the standard academic calendar (i.e., end of July).

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B and one of Chemistry or Physics.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 081216B

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 8890

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 35277

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

  • Courses that include a field trip component may incur additional costs to cover transport, accommodation and food.

Fee rules

View the 2016 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours)

Careers

Graduates from this program find employment in departments of state and federal government, universities, in industrial organisations, or in commercial consultancies dealing with environmental monitoring, impact assessment and environmental management. Monitoring work may be associated with licence compliance requirements or initiatives such as green production or greenhouse challenge policies. Graduates are likely to be engaged on environmental impact studies for urban, industrial and rural development of animal feedlots, abattoirs, mining and mineral processing operations, industrial developments, facilities in or bordering on national parks, or residential or agricultural developments adjacent to areas of environmental value.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology
  • Australian Society of Soil Science
  • Environment Institute of Australia

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours)

To complete the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours), a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

Students will complete #64 units in total, comprising:

  • #18 from part A
  • #16 from part B in a chosen major
  • #14 from part B electives
  • #16 from part H
Students must complete:
  • Part A and B before enrolling into Part H;
  • at least #12 of Late Year courses from part A & B; and
  • a major
No more than #24 of level 1 courses can be included in the program.

Refer to BEnvSc(Hons) rules for further information. These rules should be read in conjunction with the General Award Rules.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours).

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours)