Program requirements

The program requirements (course list and program rules(PDF, 133KB)) set out the courses and rules you must follow to successfully complete this program.

You must also comply with UQ’s University Policies and Procedures.

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Core - all students must complete this course
  • Elective - required for the program, chosen from specific selection of courses

Students commencing in Semester 2

The study planners provided outline the order of courses to be completed from semester 1 to semester 2. The planners identify semester offerings and in many instances, will be the same for students commencing the program from semester 2. You should check the course offerings to ensure that you are completing the courses in a way that ensures your progression in the program.

If the course sequencing in the planner does not work for you, please contact the School or book an appointment with an academic advisor to obtain individual advice.

Year 1

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Core courses - complete 16 units
BIOL1030 Global Challenges in Biology ENVM1522 Carbon & Energy Management
ENVM1501 Introduction to Environmental Studies ERTH10001 Planet Earth: The Big Picture
GEOS11001 Environment & Society GEOM1000 Fundamentals of Geographic Information & Technologies
MATH10401, 2 Mathematical Foundations I STAT12013 Analysis of Scientific Data

Additional Information

  1. Course offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2.
  2. MATH1040 is compulsory for students who have not passed/completed Queensland Year 12 Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4) (or equivalent).
  3. Course offered in Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer Semester. 

Year 2

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Core courses - complete 12 units
ENVM2008 Cultural Heritage Management ENVM2100 Foundations of Sustainable Development
GEOG2205 Global Population Issues ENVM2203 Environmental Impact Assessment
GEOM2001 Geographical Information Systems  
LAND2003 The Soil Environment  
Elective courses - choose 4 units
Elective courses available in Semester 2 only. 

4 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to 'Program Electives' for recommended Level 2 courses

Year 3

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Core courses - complete 14 units
ENVM3103 Regulatory Frameworks for Environmental Management & Planning ENVM31072 Northern Tour (4 units) 
ENVM3115 Climate Change & Environmental Management ENVM31123 Industry Placement (4 units) 
ENVM32111 Pollution Science  
Elective courses - choose 2 units

2 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to 'Program Electives' for recommended Level 3 courses

Elective courses only available in Semester 1.

Additional Information

  1. Course offered in Semester 1 from 2023. 
  2. Field trip course held during the mid-year break (June/July).
  3. Course offered in Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer Semester. 

Year 4 - Industry Courses

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 8 units
ENVM45121 Environmental Problem Solving ENVM4525 Sustainable Business Practice
ENVM4100 Environmental Management Case Studies  
Elective courses - complete 8 units

2 units Level 3 program electives

Refer to 'Program Electives' for Level 3 courses

6 units Level 3 program electives

Refer to 'Program Electives' for Level 3 courses

Additional Information

  1. Course offered in Semester 1 from 2022.

Year 4 - Research

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Core courses - complete 16 units
ENVM45121 Environmental Problem Solving ENVM4525 Sustainable Business Practice
GEOS60012 Research Design ENVM4501 Honours Thesis (10 units)
ENVM45013 Honours Thesis (10 units)  

Additional Information

  1. Course offered in Semester 1 from 2022.
  2. Course offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2. 
  3. Code for students in year-long course, commencing Semester 1. Students must re-enrol in same code in Semester 2. 

Program Elective Courses

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Level 1 elective courses

Elective courses available in Semester 2 only. 

Refer to General Electives for other course options. 

 GEOG1000 Human Settlements
  MARS1001 Living Oceans
  OHSS10001 Introduction to Occupational Health & Safety
Level 2 elective courses
GEOM2000 Introduction to Earth Observation Sciences (EOS) ENVM2002 Marine & Coastal Environmental Protection
GEOS2100 Environmental Systems GEOG2001 Digital Geographies: Geospatial Data & Analysis
  GEOG2104 Urban Geography
  GEOS2101 Climatology & Hydrology
  GEOS2103 Biogeography & Geomorphology
Level 3 elective courses
ENVM3017 Landscape Ecology ENVM3215 People, Fire & Environment
ENVM3200 Coastal Processes & Management ENVM3305 Environmental Management in Mining
ENVM3201 Catchment Processes & Management ENVM3506 Conservation Policy
ENVM3220 Conservation Planning & Management GEOG3205 Applied Demography
GEOS3106 Environmental Hazards GEOM3001 Spatial Analysis & Modelling
  GEOM3002 Earth Observation: Image Processing & Modelling
  GEOM3005 Geospatial Processing & Web Mapping
  GEOS3102 Global Change: Problems & Prospects
  MARS3012 Physical-biological Oceanography

Additional Information

  1. Course offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2.
  2. Course offered in Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer Semester. 

General Elective Courses

Students may complete courses from any part of the BEnvMan(Hons) course list, and up to 4 units of courses may be completed from other course lists.