Federation University Australia

Bachelor of Environmental and Conservation Science

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

Learn about the management, conservation and rehabilitation of our natural and degraded ecosystems. With a strong focus on the Australian environment, you will explore subject areas such as ecology and wildlife, water and climate, mine site rehabilitation, landscape management and restoration.


This program consists of 360 credit points. Students will undertake a mix of theoretical and practical courses, consisting of four 15-credit point courses per semester. Students will complete 18 core courses, and 4 Environmental and Conservation Science elective courses from the Landscape Ecology, Climate and Water, Animal Management or Rehabilitation and Restoration streams, and 2 general electives.


  • Landscape ecology
  • Climate and water
  • Animal Management
  • Rehabilitation and Restoration

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English
  • And a study score of at least 20 in one of any Mathematics or any Science
  • ATAR. Non Year 12 - Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST)
  • Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher
  • Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application. Academic IELTS with an Overall score of 6.0/6.0.


Staff maintain a close working relationship with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Victoria, and carry out a wide range of research and consultancy activities for other bodies such as Parks Victoria, VicRoads, Landcare groups, Catchment Management Authorities and private organisations.

Study pathways

Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies relevant to this degree. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications. Candidates seeking alternate entry to the Bachelor of Environmental and Conservation Science can consider the following options; 1. Apply for the Diploma of Conservation and Land Management, and on successful completion apply for the Bachelor of Environmental and Conservation Science with up to 1 year of credit. 2. Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program- designed to provide you an alternate entry into tertiary study. On successful completion of FAST, students can apply for the Bachelor of Environmental and Conservation Science for the next semester. Students can progress to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) as a prelude to a higher degree in research or a professional qualification.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Berwick International: $85,800 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Gippsland (Churchill) International: $85,800 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $85,800 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

This program is available via Online Learning, in combination with one to two weeks (depending on the program) of compulsory on-campus laboratory sessions. These lab sessions are held in semester one and semester two in each year of the program. Students will also be required to complete examinations either on-campus, or at an approved remote exam location in their region, under supervision. You may apply for the Industry Placement Program (IPP) which offers up to 26 weeks of industry based experience. IPP students receive a scholarship payment of up to $15,000. Further information: study.federation.edu.au

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