Bachelor of Environmental Science

Course Features

  • Price: AU$28 896
  • Level: Degree
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  • Awarded by: Central Queensland University

Do you want to play a key role in environmental monitoring, management and ecologically sustainable development?

The Bachelor of Environmental Science will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to turn your passion into a career.

At CQUniversity you will develop a wide range of skills through a combination of theoretical and practical work, including both laboratory and field work. You will learn to think systemically and systematically about natural resource management and social and economic development.

The course will provide you with a broad foundation of knowledge in environmental studies and develop generic skills in the sciences and social sciences and humanities. You will also benefit from the opportunity to undertake a considerable scope of elective units, including a major in Environmental Geography, Land Management, or Water Management.

You will gain broad knowledge from our multidisciplinary approach to environmental science, combining units from biology, chemistry, geography and sociology. This ensures our course is better aligned to what is required in the workplace, as well as making you more employable on completion.


Our range of Science and Environment Education and Training options will provide you with both general and specialised subject knowledge, as well as practical skills such as problem-solving, teamwork and communication.

Wide choice of study areas
At CQUniversity, our science and environment courses and units cover a diverse range of areas including agricultural and food science, analytical science and biotechnology, biological science, environmental health, laboratory skills, and the growing fields of medical science, including clinical investigation, nutrition and pathology. For more information on environmental health and all medical science offerings at CQUniversity please visitĀ Health.

Hands-on, practical experience
We offer courses that include work placements, allowing you to put the theory you learn into hands-on practice. Our placements also allow you to build important networks with industry and increase your work-ready skills, giving you the competitive edge when seeking employment.

Up-to-date and industry relevantĀ 
CQUniversity consults with industry when developing and reviewing courses and units to ensure content is up-to-date and meeting demands of employers.

Study your way
Many of our offerings are flexible in their delivery, allowing you to study either on-campus or by online study. Regardless of how you choose to study, you will always have the support of our experienced teaching professionals and technicians who bring industry-relevant and real-world skills and knowledge to the learning environment.


Environmental Geography
The Environmental Geography major will provide you with an introduction to the relationship humans have with their environment from both a contemporary and historical perspective. System analysis skills are developed and applied to the issue of climate change.

You will develop an understanding of environmental policy and gain important skills that will assist you with preparing Environmental Impact Assessments, analysing demographic data and managing environmental systems.

Land Management
The Land Management major may be suitable if you are interested in a career in land management and rehabilitation or vegetation management.

The major will equip you with an understanding of the functioning of terrestrial systems. Hands-on practical work in the field and laboratory is used to demonstrate the application of the theory to the practical management of terrestrial systems.

Water Management
The Water Management major is suitable if you’re interested in a career in environmental water management, catchment management, water and wastewater treatment facilities, water management policy and resource allocation. The theoretical work is strongly supported by laboratory and field work including trips to local waterways and an offshore island.

You will obtain an understanding of the physical, chemical and biological processes that occur in both freshwater and marine systems.


Completion of the Bachelor of Environmental Science will prepare you to peruse employment opportunities in roles such as:

  • environmental officer
  • environmental consultant
  • environmental scientist
  • vegetation management officer
  • air quality control officer
  • water management officer.

Employment opportunities exist within public and private sectors for example local catchment authorities, regional resource management organisations, State and Federal Government natural resource management departments, environmental consulting firms, local councils and mining companies.

Entry Requirement

Entry Requirement: Year 12 equivalent

Intakes & Course Duration

Intakes: March, July

Course Duration: 3 years

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