Environmental science is an integrative discipline across biological, physical and social sciences. Environmental Science major graduates will be prepared to enter careers or research in one of the following major environmental challenge areas:
- Conservation and Ecosystems
- Climate Change
- Natural Resources and Hazards
- Sustainability Science
The integrative specialisations focused on environmental challenges will equip graduates with disciplinary skills and perspectives drawing upon the methodologies employed in the different biological, physical and social sciences. Graduates will develop core skills in problem framing, communication, risk assessment, environmental monitoring and environmental modelling, which are crucial to environmental assessment, consulting and management roles. These integrated subjects develop core skills of the application of scientific principles to solving current environmental problems. Students will gain experience preparing them for the workplace by participating in group-based reviews of environmental management plans and by conducting multidisciplinary practical assessments of environmental issues.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this major, students should be able to demonstrate:
- Expertise in a specialisation focussed on a major environmental challenge
- Ability to apply current conceptual, mathematical, logical and modelling tools used in risk assessment and environmental monitoring
- An ability to synthesise and integrate methodologies found in physical, biological and social scientific disciplines in a multidisciplinary environmental science framework
- Ability to apply scientific methods to frame and provide solutions to the world's environmental challenges at both local and global scales
- Ability to use an integrated scientific, economic and social approach to analyse and make major decisions about natural and human environments.
Last updated: 15 November 2021