Duration

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

Commencing 2017

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?

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

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

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

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: enquire@science.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 1888

Web: http://www.science.uq.edu.au/

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

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; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; 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

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

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.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

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

Web: http://www.science.uq.edu.au/

Enquire online

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.

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.

For more information on what you can study in each major, please visit the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) Study Planner.

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 will be awarded to all graduates of this program.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2016*
9/81

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

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

Prerequisites

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

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; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; 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.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

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

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, the corporate sector, 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.

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.

A student must complete #64 in total, comprising:

  • #18 from part A;
  • #16 from part B in a chosen major;
  • #14 from part B electives; and
  • #16 from part H.
Students must complete:
  • Part A and part 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.

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)