Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours)
- Learn from experts on how to manage the environmental challenges faced locally and globally and address the sustainability of natural environment and resources.
- Gain a foundation in environmental sciences with the added focus on social and economic disciplines, decision-making, problem-solving and policy analysis.
- Get hands on with a full semester of placement and practical experience.
How you'll learn
Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2022.
Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.
- Work placements
- Overseas study
- Research experience
- Laboratory work
Placements and work experience
In your final year you will undertake an in-depth research project or industry placement project in conjunction with an external client where your knowledge and skills will be applied to a real world environmental problem. Through these experiences you will develop skills and attributes highly valued by employers.
Field workThere are opportunities to participate in field trips to a diverse range of environments across Queensland as well as international locations such as Indonesia and Hong Kong. Field work is an important part of many of our courses and allows you to observe environmental issues and the steps undertaken to combat them first hand.
What you'll study
At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:
- Sustainable Development
- Climate Change and Environmental Management
- Geographical Information Systems
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Industrial Placement
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
- Environmental planner
- Environmental management consultant
- Sustainability adviser
- Environmental scientist
- Resource recovery manager
- Research scientist
- Environmental assessment and compliance consultant
- Energy and sustainability professional
Next steps after graduation
You will find employment in managerial, research, administrative and educational roles within consultancies, mining companies, government departments, landcare and catchment management groups, and national and international Non-Government Organisations. Opportunities are available in a variety of sectors, including:
- national parks and wildlife conservation
- environmental assessment and compliance
- natural resource management including coastal, river and catchment systems
- policy development
- government and commercial consultancy in environmental planning and management
- mining and resources
- environmental tourism
- environmental management.
Due to our strong research profile, many of our graduates further their research ambitions by enrolling in Master of Philosophy or PhD programs, where they continue developing their research skills and make significant contributions to knowledge.
Entry score threshold
|ATAR / Rank||IB|
These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2021. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the entry score threshold doesn't guarantee admission.
Have an OP from the last 2 years? See QTAC's OP to ATAR conversions (PDF) for a rough guide to equivalent ATARs.
English language requirements
IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ
TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.
TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.
Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.
BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.
CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.
OET is not accepted.
There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.
Need help meeting the entry requirements?
We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.
If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.
International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).
There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.
Entry score range
This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Environmental Mgmt (Hons) for Semester 1, 2021
|Without adjustments||With adjustments|
Who you'll study with
Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2021:
|Applicant background||Number of students||Percentage of all students|
(A) Higher education study
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
(C) Work and life experience
|(D) Recent secondary education|
"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.
Fees and Scholarships
Indicative annual fee
- Courses that include a field trip component may incur additional costs to cover transport, accommodation and food.
Domestic places in the Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.
Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.
HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.
The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students.
Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:
How to apply
If you’re studying Year 12 in Australia, go to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program.
If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is:
- To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
- To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.
To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.
Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.
We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.
A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.
If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants
For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.