Environmental Science

Bachelor of Environments

This major explores the impact on the Earth’s environment from human activities and natural phenomena.

Course Plans

The Environmental Science Handbook entry stipulates the complete requirements for the Environmental Science major. Careful course planning is required to complete this major. Always use the University Handbook as your primary course planning tool to ensure that you fulfil any prerequisites required for your future Major Electives.

Sample course plan

Year 1
Semester 1

ENVS10012 Changing Melbourne ***

Level 1 Environments elective

Maths or Statistics
Subject #

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 2

ENVS10001 Natural Environments

Level 1 Environments elective

Level 1 Environments elective OR Enabling Subject

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

Major Elective

Major Elective

Environments Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 2

ECOL20003 Ecology

Major Elective

Environments Elective

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 1

EVSC30003 Environmental Risk Assessment

Major Elective

Major Elective

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

Year 3
Semester 2

EVSC30002 Problem Solving in Environmental Science

(Capstone)

Major Elective

Environments Elective

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

  First-year subjects   Enabling subjects   Major subjects   Elective subjects   Breadth subjects   Free points

*** Students who have not completed Changing Melbourne will complete ENVS10002 Reshaping Environments instead

# Your compulsory maths or statistics subject may be taken as breadth in order to keep options open for other majors


Level 2 Major Electives (37.5 points)

  • Chemistry 2
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemistry: Reactions and Synthesis
  • Practical Chemistry 2
  • Chemistry: Structure and Properties
  • Leaves to Landscape
  • Probability for Statistics
  • Statistics
  • Understanding Global Landforms
  • Environmental Change Field Class
  • Dangerous Earth

Level 3 Major Electives (37.5 points)

  • Vegetation Management and Conservation
  • Analytical & Environmental Chemistry
  • Applied Ecology
  • Hydrogeology/Environmental Geochemistry
  • Rivers Ecology and Ecosystem Management
  • Imaging the Environment
  • Linear Statistical Models
  • Ecology of Urban Landscapes
  • Costal Landforms and Processes
  • Fire in the Australian Landscape
  • Marine Ecosystems: Ecology and Management

Environments Electives

Environments electives are subjects approved as Environments discipline subjects in the Bachelor of Environments. The full list of Environments electives is available here.

Breadth

Students should refer to the Bachelor of Environments Handbook entry for details of breadth requirements and to access a complete listing of available breadth subjects.

Breadth restrictions in the Environmental Science major

Students undertaking the Environmental Science major are not permitted to take as breadth:

  • any Agricultural Science subjects
  • any Biology subjects
  • any Biochemistry and Molecular Biology subjects
  • any Botany/Plant Science subjects
  • any Chemistry subjects
  • any Civil Engineering subjects
  • any Engineering subjects
  • any Environmental Science subjects
  • any Geography subjects
  • any Geomatics subjects
  • any Mathematics and Statistics subjects
  • any Physics subjects

Refer to the Environmental Science Handbook entry for full details.