By studying how human activity impacts our planet, environmental scientists help shape policy and environmental regulations to create sustainable solutions. This degree will teach you the theory and practical skills you need to influence decisions by providing guidance on how to create a balance between economic, social and environmental concerns. A hands-on learning experience allows students to tackle real-world problems and fieldwork is a key feature of a number of courses in the degree. Fields of study include biology, earth science, ecology, environmental chemistry, geography and marine science.

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Why choose this degree?

This degree will give you the skills and knowledge needed to contribute to the effective and sustainable management of environmental issues at a variety of scales.

Who should choose this degree?

Students with a desire to understand environmental systems and to apply their knowledge to developing and implementing sustainable solutions to manage the natural environment.


  • Biological Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Marine Science

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Environmental manager
  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental Scientist (eg Biology, Environmental Chemistry)
  • Environmental policy developer
  • Environmental researcher

Assumed Knowledge

Chemistry, Mathematics

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank


2019 Guaranteed Entry


2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma


2018 QLD OP


How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Annual Tuition Fee


Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 2

* The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will pay depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment.

Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

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