Study Planner Information

1st to 4th Year Study Planners

Program Rules Course List

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory – all students must complete this course
  • Elective – choose an elective from the list
Year 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
BIOL1020 Genes, Cells & Evolution Compulsory
BIOL1030 Global Challenges in Bio Compulsory
CHEM1100 Chemistry 11 Compulsory
ERTH1000 Planet Earth: The Big Picture Compulsory
Year 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
GEOS1100 Environment & Society Compulsory
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data Compulsory
Choose #4 courses from this major's electives list. Elective
Year 2 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
BIOL2006 Biostatistics Compulsory
BIOL2010 Ecology Compulsory
[ GEOM2000 Intro to Remote Sensing of Environment
GEOM2001 Geographical Information Systems ]
LAND2003 The Soil Environment Compulsory
Year 2 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
BIOL2203 Plant Biology Compulsory
BIOL2204 Zoology Compulsory
Choose #4 courses from this major's electives list. Elective
Year 3 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
BIOL3016 Outback Ecology Field Studies Compulsory
ENVM3103 Reg F/works for Environmental Mgt & Planning Compulsory
ENVM3203 Tools for Env. Assessment & Analysis Compulsory
LAND3007 Land Use & Management Compulsory
Year 3 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
BIOL3000 Conservation Compulsory
Choose #6 courses from this major's electives list. Elective

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

Year 4
Semester Course Code & Title Requirements
1 ENVM4008 Science & the Environment
ENVM4321/ ENVM4322/ ENVM4323 Environmental Science Project2
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.

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. Ecology and Conservation focus on the interrelationships between plant and animal species and their environments and how their populations may be modified by environmental changes. 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.