Bachelor of Climate Science and Adaptation

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The impacts of climate variability and climate change are affecting our lives like never before. There is an urgent need to better understand, quantify, and adapt to climate-related risks. The Bachelor of Climate Science and Adaptation (BCSA) is a science-based degree program with an emphasis on courses dealing with climate science, earth processes, climate impacts, climate/environmental risk management, and sustainability under existing and future climate conditions. Students will engage in contemporary and emerging issues in climate science from their first day at university, and the program culminates in the integration of the theory/science behind climate variability and change, quantification/modelling of climate impacts, and management of existing and future climate risks. Students will experience relevant field-based scenarios and connect with managers and policy makers from industry, government and the not-for-profit sectors.


Students are required to complete a total of, but no more than, 240 units, comprised of the following: 170 units of core courses : 10 unit mathematics directed course : 10 unit 3000 level directed course: 50 units of electives (including at least 20 units at 3000 level and no more than 20 units at 1000 level)


  • Climate Change and Resource Management
  • Climate and Energy
  • Earth Processes
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Human Geography
  • River Basin Processes
  • Spatial Science
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Energy.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Selection based on ATAR or equivalent

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $123,105 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

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