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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.

1st to 4th Year Study Planners

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory Courses– all students must complete this course
  • Elective - choose an elective from the list
Year 1
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective
1 [BIOL1030 Global Challenges in Biology
OR
PHYS1171 Physical Basis of Biological Systems
OR
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science]

CHEM1100 Chemistry 11
Choose #4 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
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective
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
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective
1 ENVM3103 Reg F/works for Env. Mgt & Planning

LAND3007 Land Use & Management

ENVM3203 Tools for Env. Assessment & Analysis

[ERTH3205 Geochemistry and Geochronology
Choose courses from this major's electives list.
2 OR
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
Sem Course Code & Title Requirement
1 ENVM4008 Science & Environment

ENVM4321/ ENVM4322/ ENVM4323 Environmental Science Project2
Compulsory
2 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.

Careers in Bachelor of Environmental Science

Graduates from this field will find employment opportunities as:-

  • Specialists in geochemical site assessment 
  • Specialists in the remediation of contaminated sites 
  • Specialists in groundwater quality and supply 
  • Managers of chemicals in the environment 
  • Environmental Consultants

 

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