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Environmental Management and Sustainability (BSc)

  • B1317BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

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Title Environmental Management and Sustainability (BSc)
Course Code B1317
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Margaret Andrew | Email: M.Andrew@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6121

Qualification Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Environmental Management and Sustainability
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Restriction Enrolment is subject to restriction due to constraints on unit enrolments.
Description The Environmental Management and Sustainability major explores the complex interactions between humans and their environment. The major not only integrates the environmental sciences and their human dimensions, but also translates that science into practical and effective management actions, to improve local, regional and global sustainability. This major emphasises multi-disciplinary problem solving and practical experience to tackle current and future environmental management and sustainability challenges.
Murdoch's Bachelor of Science is a flexible degree which gives you the opportunity to build deep understanding and practical experience as well as to supplement your studies by engaging with industry and the community on relevant problems. You can even undertake studies through another discipline to broaden your understanding of the way in which science operates in relation to social, business, health and policy environments.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements. There are no prerequisites for admission but it is highly desirable for students to have undertaken WACE Chemistry 3A/3C and Mathematics 2C/2D.

English competence.
Special Requirements This course can be completed internally or externally. External students will be required to attend classes on-campus for some units.
Employment Prospects Environmental Management and Sustainability graduates have a wide range of employment opportunities in the public and private sectors from mining rehabilitation to consulting, urban planning, eco-tourism, parks and wildlife management, sustainable development, land and water management, waste and environmental services, science education and communication.
Employment opportunities are likely to be enhanced for graduates who continue into either Research Honours or the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment and Management or Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Environmental Science.
Recommended Double Majors Conservation and Wildlife Biology; Environmental Science; Marine Science
Recommended Minors Ecosystem Management; Marine Biology; Sustainability, Ecosystems and Community Development; Sustainable Development; Waste and Water Management
Excluded Minors Environmental Issues; Resource Management
Main research areas Ecosystem management and restoration, technologies and policies for sustainable development.
Further Information Academic Contacts for the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 72 credit points

Part I - 24 credit points

Year 1 - 24 credit points

Transition Unit - 3 credit points

BSC100 Building Blocks for Science Students - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Breadth Unit for Degree - 3 credit points

BSC150 What is Science? - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Core Units - 12 credit points

BIO103 Introduction to Environmental Biology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

ENV102 Foundations of the Environment - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

SUS100 Introduction to Sustainable Development - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MAS183 Statistical Data Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

General Electives - 6 credit points

Select from any 100-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

Part II - 48 credit points

University-Wide Breadth Units - 6 credit points  Unit List

Select from the prescribed list of University-Wide Breadth Units. A unit cannot be used to satisfy both this Breadth Unit requirement and the requirements of a major or minor. If taken at 100 level, the unit(s) will be attributed to Part I. Note that no more than 30 credit points at Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.

Year 2 - 21 credit points

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

The Research Skills unit to be taken will depend on the student's Primary Major enrolment. Select from the following.

For Primary Major in Cognitive Neuroscience and Health Psychology

BSC201 Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

For Primary Majors in the Health Sciences, as listed

Primary Major in Chiropractic Science, Exercise Physiology, Movement Science, or Sport and Health Science:

BSC206 Introduction to Research Methodology and Evidence Based Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

For All Other Primary Majors excluding Information Technology

BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Core Units - 6 credit points

ENV246 Protected Area Management and Planning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

ENV245 Global and Regional Sustainability - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

General Electives - 12 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

Year 3 - 21 credit points

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

The Research Skills unit to be taken will depend on the student's Primary Major enrolment. Select from the following.

For Primary Major in Cognitive Neuroscience and Health Psychology

BSC302 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

For Primary Majors as listed

Primary Major in Chemistry, Engineering Technology, Mathematics and Statistics, Mineral Science, Physics and Nanotechnology:

BSC304 Innovation and Ethics in Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

For Primary Majors in the Health Sciences, as listed

Primary major in Chiropractic Science, Movement Science, Sport and Health Science:

BSC306 Research and Evidence Based Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

For All Other Primary Majors excluding Information Technology

BSC300 Advanced Research Methods in Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Core Units - 12 credit points

ENV328 Environmental Policy and Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

ENV334 Environmental Restoration - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal (quota of 60 places), S1-external (quota of 60 places)

ENV331 Environmental Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ENV303 GIS for Environmental Management and Planning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

General Electives - 6 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

Recommended for General Elective points only:ENV241 Ecology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

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