|Guaranteed ATAR||70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||3 years full time|
Environmental scientists focus on applying scientific techniques to study interactions between people and the rest of the world, including living and non-living environments. Unlike environmental biologists, they focus as much on the physical environment as on the plants and animals that inhabit an ecosystem.
As the human population grows, it takes work to keep the natural environment safe. Environmental scientists ensure the natural environment is effectively managed. They ensure private and public industries follow strict environmental laws, and restore and remediate degraded environments. Because environmental science is interdisciplinary, this course focuses on both biology and chemistry.
What the course involves
In your first year you will study the physical, chemical and biological conditions of various environments and their effects on organisms.
In your second and third years you will cover a wide range of topics, including conservation biology and sustainability, chemical structure and spectroscopy, ecotoxicology, analytical chemistry, environmental impact assessment, ecology, environmental geoscience and restoration.