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Dual Major

Computational Science and Ecology

Bachelors of Science/Journalism

How does the biosphere respond to the effects of human activity?

With this dual major you can create computer programs to better help environmental management, and develop new skills to solve major problems in ecology.

Career paths can lead to roles in computational modelling in a range of industries such as government, private sector, environmental impact assessment consultancies or postgraduate study.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for biological sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for natural science

QS World University Rankings 2020

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 adviser
  • Ecological assessment officer
  • Environmental planner
  • Sustainability adviser

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Numerical Methods in Computational Science
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Ecology Field Studies
  • Ecology and Evolution of Animal-Plant Interactions