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Overview

The Bachelor of Environmental Management program contains a core sequence of compulsory courses, a choice of disciplinary Majors and choices from a group of Directed Electives. The Majors include Biology, Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Chemistry, Geography and Marine and Coastal Science.

The aim of the program is to provide a strong education in the skills and knowledge necessary to work or carry out research as an environmental scientist. In addition to the graduate attributes applicable to 3970 Bachelor of Science, graduates of the B. Env. Mgmt. will need to be able to place their understanding of the scientific aspects of the environment within the general context of the policy and legal framework of environmental regulations, as well as economic and social dimensions to environmental policy and management. The B. Env. Mgmt. is designed as a 3 year (full-time) program. There is also an opportunity for students to continue onto an Honours year in Program 4500 Science (Honours), if they satisfy the entry requirements (usually a Credit WAM) or to combine the B. Env. Mgmt. with the Masters of Environmental Management (Program 8623).

Campus

Kensington

Study Level

Undergraduate

Typical duration

3 Years

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face

Intake Period

Term 1, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit

144

Award type

Bachelors Pass

Award(s)

Bachelor of Environmental Management - BEnvMgmt

UAC Code

429540

CRICOS Code

080468A

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Program Structure

Students must complete 144 UOC as a standalone program.

Students in the Environmental Management program are expected to complete 144 UOC of courses.

120 UOC Environmental Management courses:
- 60 UOC of core Environmental Management courses.
- One approved major
- Prescribed electives

A course can only count once as 6 UOC towards the 144 UOC: if a course is in both the compulsory course list and within an approved Major, then additional Prescribed Electives must be taken so that the compulsory courses, approved Major and Prescribed Electives totals 120 UOC.

12 UOC Free Electives. These courses can be taken from any Faculty of the University at any stage of your program.
12 UOC General Education courses. These courses cannot be Science courses. These courses can be taken from any Faculty of the University at any stage of your program.

Please click the Sample Programs link below to view a typical enrolment pattern for this program.

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Course Information Rule

GEN# courses cannot count towards the free elective component, or towards science core courses or science electives in the program. Any exceptions to these rules must be approved by the Associate Dean (Academic Programs) or nominee.

Double Counting

Students can only count a course once as 6 UOC towards the 120 UOC: if a course is in both the compulsory course list and within an approved Major, then additional Prescribed Electives must be taken so that the compulsory courses, approved Major and Prescribed Electives totals 120 UOC.

Major Declaration

The approved Major must be declared before enrolling in level II courses. (Students do not need to declare a Major in their first year as they are encouraged to try a variety of level 1 Science courses to enable them to select an appropriate Major before commencing level II courses).

It is not possible to complete a 'double major' in this Program: if you wish to attempt more than one Major you should consider Program 3970.

Recommended Courses

The following courses are not required, but are recommended as good complementary courses when students are selecting electives.

Level 1:
- BIOS1101 Evolutionary & Functional Biology
- CHEM1011 Chemistry A or CHEM1031 Higher Chemistry A
- CHEM1021 Chemistry B or CHEM 1041 Higher Chemistry B
Level 2:
- BIOS2011 Evolutionary and Physiological Ecology
- GEOS2291 Earth's Interconnections

Sample Programs

To access sample program(s), please visit:

Recognition of Prior Learning
Progression Requirements

Pathways

University Medal

Award of Pass with Distinction

Additional Information

Definition of 'Science' courses

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Faculty of Science Rules

The Faculty of Science has some rules that relate to all students enrolled in programs offered by the Faculty in relation to recognition for prior learning, general education, course exclusions, study load, and cross-institutional study. All students should read the information contained on the Faculty General Rules and Requirements page.

Science Handbook Rules and Editions

Students must follow the program rules and requirements in the UNSW Handbook published in the year they commence their studies with the Faculty of Science.

Students who transfer from another UNSW Faculty into Science (for example, from a Bachelor of Arts into a Bachelor of Science) must follow the program rules and requirements in the UNSW Handbook published in the year of their transfer.

Students, who are readmitted to UNSW after a period of unapproved absence or deferment, or after exclusion, must satisfy the program rules in the Handbook published in the year of their readmission. In addition, these students may be subject to restrictions on which courses taken at UNSW may be counted on their return. In some cases, students returning from an unapproved absence may be required to repeat courses. See the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Advanced Standing section below for more details. Students who take approved leave or deferment will follow the Handbook for the year of their original commencement unless otherwise approved by the Associate Dean (Academic Programs).

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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