Program requirements

The program requirements (course list and program rules (PDF, 127KB)) 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
Compuulsory core courses- complete 12 units
BIOL1030 Global Challenges in Biology BIOL10201  Genes, Cells & Evolution
CHEM11001  Chemistry 1 ERTH1000 Planet Earth: The Big Picture
GEOS11001 Environment & Society STAT12012 Analysis of Scientific Data
Elective courses - choose 4 units
2 units - refer to 'Electives' section  2 units - refer to 'Electives' section 

Additional Information

  1. Course offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2.
  2. 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 10 units
BIOL2006 Biostatistics & Experimental Design ENVM2003 Aquatic Environments
LAND2003 The Soil Environment ENVM2203 Environmental Impact Assessment

[GEOM2000 Introduction to Earth Observation Sciences (EOS)

or GEOM2001 Geographical Information Systems]

 
Elective courses - choose 6 units
2 units - refer to 'Electives' section  4 units - refer to 'Electives' section 

Year 3 

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 10 units
ENVM3010 Environmental Omics ERTH3020 Environmental Science Project
ENVM3017 Landscape Ecology ERTH3222 Environmental Geochemistry
ERTH32113 Pollution Science  
Elective courses - choose 6 units
2 units - refer to 'Electives' section  4 units - refer to 'Electives' section 

Additional Information

  1. Course offered in Semester 1 from 2023. 

Program Elective Courses

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Level 1 elective courses
ENVM1512 Ecological Economimcs GEOM1000 Fundamentals of Geographic Information & Technologies
OHSS10001 Introduction to Occupational Health & Safety ENVM1522 Carbon & Energy Management
SCIE10002   Theory & Practice in Science MARS1001 Living Oceans
Level 2 elective courses
BIOL2010 Ecology ENVM2100 Foundations of Sustainable Development
BIOL2015 Ecology Field Studies GEOS2101 Climatology & Hydrology
CHEM2054 Experimental Chemistry 1 GEOS2103 Biogeography & Geomorphology
GEOM2000 Introduction to Earth Observation Sciences (EOS) GEOS2105 Geography of Australia  
GEOM2001 Geographical Information Systems  
SCIE2100 Bioinformatics 1: Introduction  
Level 3 elective courses
BIOL3310 Macroecology & Biogeography BIOL3000 Conservation
BIOL3360 Analysis & Communication of Biological Data 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 Bachelor of Environmental Science course list, and up to 4 units of courses may be completed from other course lists.