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 – an elective course from the course list, or as permitted by the program rules
Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
[ BIOL1020 Genes, Cells & Evolution
OR
PHYS1171 Physical Basis of Biological Systems
OR
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science ]
Compulsory
BIOL1030 Global Challenges in Biology Compulsory
CHEM1100 Chemistry 11 Compulsory
ERTH1000 Planet Earth: The Big Picture Compulsory
Year 1 - Semester 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 Introduction to Remote Sensing of Environment
OR
GEOM2001 Geographical Information Systems ]
Compulsory
LAND2003 The Soil Environment Compulsory
BIOL2015 Ecology Field Studies (OR BIOL3204 in Year 3 semester 2)2 Compulsory
Year 2 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
BIOL2203 Plant Biology Compulsory
Choose  #6 courses from this major's electives list. Elective
Year 3 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
ENVM3103 Reg F/works for Envl Mmgt & Planning Compulsory
LAND3005 Soil Plant Relationships Compulsory
LAND3007 Land Use & Management Compulsory
ENVM3203 Tools for Env. Assessment & Analysis Compulsory
Year 3 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
LAND3006 Soils, Landscapes & Environments Compulsory
BIOL3204 Plant Adaptation and Global Change (OR
BIOL2015 in Year 2 semester 1)2
Compulsory
Choose #4 courses from this major's electives list. Elective

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

2. Students must complete at least one of BIOL2015 (in year 2 semester 1) or BIOL3204 (in year 3 semester 2). Please note that BIOL2015 is a field trip that takes place between Semester 1 and Semester 2, although students register for the course in Semester 1.

Year 4
Semester Course Code & Title Requirements
1 ENVM4008 Science & Environment
ENVM4321/ENVM4322/ENVM4323 Environmental Science Project3
Compulsory
2 ENVM4321/ENVM4322/ENVM4323 Environmental Science Project3 Compulsory

3. 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. Natural resource science focuses on the various components of the landscape (soils, water and vegetation) and on correcting the adverse effects of human use of this resource. 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.