Study Planner Information

1st to 4th Year Study Planners

Program Rules Course List

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Required for Major – all students must complete this course
  • Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
Year 1
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 [ BIOL1030 Global Challenges in Biology
OR
PHYS1171 Physical Basis of Biological Systems
OR
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science ]

CHEM1100 Chemistry 11
Choose 4 units of courses from this major's electives list.
2 CHEM1200 Chemistry 2
ERTH1000 Planet Earth: The Big Picture
GEOS1100 Environment & Society
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data
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Year 2
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 BIOL2006 Biostatistics
ERTH2005 Mineralogy

[ GEOM2000 Intro to Remote Sensing of Environment
OR
GEOM2001 Geographical Information Systems ]

LAND2003 The Soil Environment

[ GEOS2100 Environmental Systems
OR
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2 GEOS2101 Climatology & Hydrology
OR
GEOS2103 Biogeography & Geomorphology ]

ERTH2050 Field Geology
Choose courses from this major's electives list.
Year 3
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 ENVM3103 Reg F/works for Env. Mgt & Planning

LAND3007 Land Use & Management

ENVM3203 Tools for Env. Assessment & Analysis

[ ERTH3205 Geochemistry and Geochronology
OR
Choose courses from this major's electives list.
2 ERTH3250 Hydrogeology ]

LAND3006 Soils, Landscapes & Environments
Choose courses from this major's electives list.

1. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 before taking any other chemistry course.

Year 4
Course Code & Title Requirement
ENVM4008 Science & Environment
ENVM4321/ ENVM4322/ ENVM4323 Environmental Science Project2
Compulsory
ENVM4321/ ENVM4322/ ENVM4323
Environmental Science Project2
Compulsory

2.Students are required to enrol in this course in both Semester 1 & 2 for completion. Students commencing in Semester 1 enrol in ENVM4321 for both semesters. Students commencing in Semester 2 enrol in ENVM4322 for both semesters. For more information about honours, please go here.

What will I study?

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. Earth Resources Major is concerned with the physical environment. Students develop expertise in the assessment of impacts of geological phenomena and of activities related to the extraction and use of the earth's resources. You will 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. As an environmental science graduate you will be equipped to contribute rigorous analyses to environmental decision making and management to address global environmental challenges.