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C09029v3 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science

Award(s): Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science (BSc(Hons))
CRICOS code: 022683G
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science offers training in research and introduces advanced areas of study in a range of fields in environmental science including marine biology, environmental forensics and environmental biology.

Career options

There is a broad range of career options including professional environmental scientist or consultant, environmental and resource management, communications and media, National Parks ranger, and academic scientist.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Apply: Critically engage with the fundamental principles of environmental science as relevant to the project.
1.2 Analyse: Demonstrate the ability to analyse research-level environmental datasets.
1.3 Synthesise: Design advanced interventions combining the principles of sustainability and conservation to support the protection and management of the environment.
2.1 Apply: Demonstrate advanced research methods to design appropriate field and/or laboratory studies to test scientific questions.
2.2 Analyse: Investigate and critically evaluate a wide range of complex scientific evidence and literature.
2.3 Synthesize: Discover and hypothesize advanced solutions to new and emerging complex problems in environmental science.
3.1 Apply: Demonstrate excellence in time management, personal organization, teamwork skills, data collection, laboratory skills, data handling, quantitative modelling, and computer literacy skills.
3.2 Analyse: Evaluate and appropriately select mathematical and statistical approaches to problem-solving and decision-making for biological, ecological, and conservation purposes.
3.3 Synthesise: Explain and enact the requirements of compliance with workplace health and safety procedures, animal ethics, and environmental impact assessments as they relate to a research project.
4.1 Apply: Demonstrate an advanced ability to reflect and make effective judgments about one's own work as professional environmental scientists.
4.2 Analyse: Appropriately select and adopt advanced technological and scientific skills to investigate environmental science issues and use initiative to adapt to new situations.
4.3 Synthesise: Evaluate evolving concepts in environmental science, including mainstream and alternative sources of knowledge and technology, to enhance the rigorous application of scientific practice and skills.
5.1 Apply: Communicate effectively including writing, reading, generating scientific figures, field and laboratory photography, speaking and listening.
5.2 Analyse: Examine and articulate the role of environmental science within local, regional, and global settings.
5.3 Synthesise: Use advanced evidence-based approaches to actively engage with communities on complex issues around environmental science matching the structure and level of communication to the target audience.
6.1 Apply: Demonstrate an appreciation of historical and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges relevant to environmental science.
6.2 Analyse: Develop cultural awareness for ethical and respectful practices, and when developing community relations.
6.3 Synthesise: Integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, as both experience and analysis, into professional practice.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline at an appropriate level.

The honours program is normally open to students who have attained at least a credit average over the final two-thirds of the undergraduate program.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

This program is offered on a one-year, full-time basis.

Course structure

The major component of the course is a research project that extends over the full duration of the course and normally takes the form of an experimental or analytical investigation, undertaken either in the laboratory or the field. Candidates may also be required to undertake one or more critical reviews of the scientific literature in designated areas and to attend formal classes devoted to advanced coursework. The results of the project are presented in an oral seminar and in a written thesis, both of which are formally assessed.

Course completion requirements

91105 Honours FT (Environmental Science) 1 24cp
91106 Honours FT (Environmental Science) 2 24cp
Total 48cp

Course program

The course commences in either Autumn or Spring session. The program shown assumes full-time attendance. Not all subjects may be available.

Autumn commencing
Year 1
Autumn session
91105 Honours FT (Environmental Science) 1   24cp
Spring session
91106 Honours FT (Environmental Science) 2   24cp
Spring commencing
Year 1
Spring session
91105 Honours FT (Environmental Science) 1   24cp
Year 2
Autumn session
91106 Honours FT (Environmental Science) 2   24cp

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS

Further information regarding honours, including available projects and the application process, is available from UTS: Science.