Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours)

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

This degree integrates material from a wide variety of disciplines relevant to the environment and its management. These include science, engineering, management, law, technology and social science. Students will be equipped with the knowledge of ethical, social, economic and political aspects of environmental issues. These skills will help students work with other professionals in the environmental field, such as engineers and policymakers.


4 years full-time or part-time equivalent. The first two years of the course cover a number of areas of science: biology, chemistry, geology, geography and physics, plus maths and statistics. The remaining two years cover a major study area: earth sciences, land resources, pollution control or life sciences.


  • Earth sciences
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Land resources
  • Life sciences

Standard entry requirements

DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks: Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12. The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 85 or an IB of 31. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied Mathematics, plus Biology, or Chemistry or Geography or Earth and Environmental Science. Students who have not completed Chemistry and/or Biology at the HSC are strongly recommended to enrol in bridging courses offered in February each year. Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) are required to pass an approved mathematics subject during their degree. Ideally, students will have studied at least 4 units of Science (including Biology or Chemistry). INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in the students chosen course, it is assumed they have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.


Graduates are eligible for full membership with the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand and other relevant professional bodies depending on their disciplinary orientation.

Study pathways

If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded. An Honours (Dean's Scholar) program is also available.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Wollongong International: $125,760 No
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • Full-time : 4 years

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