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Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)

Develop the skills to undertake environmental planning and management, and tackle global issues such as climate change.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
13
Selection rank
71
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
418011
CRICOS
077696D

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

 

Highlights

  • Be part of the solution to our increasing environmental issues including climate change, air, water and soil quality and water resources.
  • Study in the areas of land resources, hydrogeology, environmental geology, biogeochemistry, geographic information systems and field mapping, systems modelling and sustainable management.
  • Learn through a combination of theoretical, practical and field classes, using real-world industry examples and methods.
  • Attend guest lectures by relevant government agencies, industry and QUT staff who advise industry, government and community groups.
  • Prepare for a career in planning, management, monitoring or research in government departments and agencies, local councils, consultancies, and industrial and mining companies.

Highlights

  • Be part of the solution to our increasing environmental issues including climate change, air, water and soil quality and water resources.
  • Study in the areas of land resources, hydrogeology, environmental geology, biogeochemistry, geographic information systems and field mapping, systems modelling and sustainable management.
  • Learn through a combination of theoretical, practical and field classes, using real-world industry examples and methods.
  • Attend guest lectures by relevant government agencies, industry and QUT staff who advise industry, government and community groups.
  • Prepare for a career in planning, management, monitoring or research in government departments and agencies, local councils, consultancies, and industrial and mining companies.

Why choose this course?

Environmental scientists have careers in planning, management, monitoring and research. These roles are usually found in government departments and agencies, local councils, consultancies, and industrial and mining companies, and you could be working in urban, rural or remote settings.

Graduates assess resources, implement environmental impact programs, analyse and interpret environmental data and formulate contingency plans in areas including strategic land-use planning; waste disposal; pollution measurement and control; coastal protection; environmental impact of mining, tourism and urban development; rehabilitation and reforestation of degraded sites; ground water assessment and modelling; flood plain planning; erosion control; and marine science. 

What to expect

We rely on our natural environment to sustain our lives and our lifestyles. We continually need to improve our understanding and management of the natural environment to balance our development with wise management while minimising impacts and degradation.

An understanding of the mechanisms controlling environmental systems provides the skills required to undertake a great range of scientific environmental planning and management, and tackle problems such as local water quality and ecosystem impacts, soil erosion, catchment and groundwater use, or adaptation to global climate change. 

You will experience some of the most advanced laboratories and field work opportunities in Australia and be taught by staff who are at the top of their research fields internationally. You will also stay in touch with the real world, as guest lectures, site visits and opportunities for work integrated learning bring a strong industry flavour to the degree.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Environmental scientists are continually needed in a wide variety of planning, management, monitoring and research careers. These roles are usually found in government departments and agencies, local councils, consultancy, and industrial and mining companies. As an environmental science graduate, you could be working in urban, rural or remote settings depending on your interests.

Graduates are equipped to assess resources, implement environmental impact programs, analyse and interpret environmental data and formulate contingency plans in a wide variety of areas. These include strategic land use planning; pollution measurement and control; coastal protection; environmental impact of mining, forestry, agriculture, tourism and urban development; rehabilitation and reforestation of degraded sites; natural resource management (ground water, soil, vegetation) and modeling.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand and a variety of other scientific societies, including the Soil Science Society of Australia and the Ecological Society of Australia. 

Other study options

Possible careers

  • Agronomist
  • Biologist
  • Coastal Scientist
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Cytologist
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental manager
  • Government Officer
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Mapping Scientist/Photogrammetrist
  • Marine Scientist
  • Policy Officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Population Ecologist
  • Project Manager

Requirements

OP 13
Rank 71

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

Don't have an OP or rank?

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Course code
ST01
QTAC code
418011
CRICOS code
077696D
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 3 years full-time
Entry
  • February and July
  • February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English
  • Maths B

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Recommended Study: At least one of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Earth Science, Geography or Maths C.

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

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Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 2
Selection rank 97
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 12
Selection rank 73
OP 11
Selection rank 76
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 16
Selection rank 64
OP 13
Selection rank 71

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Subject prerequisites
  • Maths B

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies. Recommended Study: At least one of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Earth Science, Geography or Maths C.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

OP
13
Rank
71
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

2019: CSP $9,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019

2019: $38,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

Undergraduate Indigenous Fee Waiver Commencing Student Scholarship

A scholarship for Indigenous undergraduate students studying in the Science and Engineering Faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent

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