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Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours)

Overview

Discover how to critically assess the causes of environmental problems as you build your knowledge in developing and managing solutions that address the many environmental challenges facing the world.

By studying environmental management at UQ, you'll gain a foundation in environmental sciences with the added focus on social and economic disciplines, decision-making, problem-solving and policy analysis.

In your first two years of study, you'll gain a sound understanding of the natural sciences. You'll learn how to manage complex environmental problems through techniques and approaches that integrate biophysical, social, cultural, economic, legal and management factors.  

In your third year, you'll undertake a two-week field trip to investigate environmental management practices in a variety of contexts. Plus you'll complete an industry placement to refine your understanding and skills in environmental management.

In your final year, you'll apply the research, knowledge and skills acquired in your first three years and develop your ability to manage complex real-world problems that affect a range of natural or urban environments.

As part of your studies, you can participate in a variety of field trips to a diverse range of environments across Queensland and to international locations, including Indonesia, Vietnam and Hong Kong. 

Upon graduation, you'll find employment in managerial, research, administrative and education roles within consultancies, mining companies, government departments, and landcare and catchment management groups.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
705101
Program Code
2376
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$43504 (indicative per year)
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
705101
Program Code
2376
CRICOS Code
082629F
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • 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.

1 in Australia for environmental sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

14 in the world for environmental sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

Placements and work experience

Real, high-level professional skills are a focus of the program and there are a number of opportunities for you to apply what you learn through practical experience. A compulsory industry placement course in your third year will provide you with experience in the workplace and an understanding of the factors involved in the operation and management of environmental issues.

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 work

There 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

Career possibilities

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
  • Research engineer
  • Energy and sustainability professional

Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (undergraduate)

$53K–$57K

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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.

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Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C).

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C).

Entry score threshold

OPRankIB
107928

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

ATAR scores: 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.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

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.

Learn about pathway options

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, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest2 / 971 / 99
Median6 / 896 / 90
Lowest12 / 7510 / 79

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

2736.49%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

56.76%

(C) Work and life experience

<5<5
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
2635.14%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
56.76%

International students

1013.51%

Total

74100%

"<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.

Student visas

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.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $43,504

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours) for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

HECS-HELP

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.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $9,153

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours) for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Additional costs

  • Courses that include a field trip component may incur additional costs to cover transport, accommodation and food.

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian Year 12 (either in Australia or offshore) or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate in Australia.

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours) is 705101.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to QTAC

All other international applicants

Submit your application to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours) is 2376.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to UQ

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago 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

Important dates

Admissions schemes

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.

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

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.

Learn more about pathway 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.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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They say choosing a degree is hard, which is why we've made it easy. Register your interest in the Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours) and we'll send you everything you need to know about applying to UQ.