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The Bachelor of Environmental Systems (Honours) comprehensively examines both natural and agricultural systems. How we manage our environment and natural resources will arguably determine Australia's economic future, and ensuring ecologically-sustainable production is one of the greatest challenges facing our society.

You will explore the ways that we might respond to these challenges, and as a graduate you will meet the national and international demand for well-trained Environmental Scientists with strong quantitative skills and a thorough understanding of the physical, chemical and biological interactions in the environment.

The Bachelor of Environmental Systems (Honours) allows you to pursue you own research project focusing on the application of systems-thinking to the issues of the day such as climate change, water, food security and carbon emissions.

This one-year honours degree is available to both current students of the Bachelor of Environmental Systems.

 

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How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the online application portal before the closing date. Before you apply, visit the How to Apply information for honours and the faculty honours page for specific information. When you are ready to apply, select the `Apply Now' button on the right-hand side of this page.

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 30 November of the preceding year

Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

Applications are made directly to the University via the online application portal before the closing date. Before you apply, visit the How to Apply information for honours and the faculty honours page for specific information. When you are ready to apply, select the `Apply Now' button on the right-hand side of this page.

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 30 November of the preceding year

Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Whether you choose to study a coursework degree comprising a smaller research project component or undertake an intensive research only degree, you will benefit by undertaking postgraduate studies with the Faculty of Science. The Faculty has a dynamic interdisciplinary research community that attracts high levels of industry support and funding both nationally and internationally. 

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Sample study plan

Bachelor of Environmental Systems (Honours)

Year Sem  Units of study 
1 1 Honours semester one
  2 Honours semester two

Applying for honours

Completing a Bachelor of Environmental Systems degree with an Honours year opens the door to many opportunities, particularly in the field of research. Honours students have the opportunity to undertake exciting, original research under the supervision of internationally recognised scientists, and some end up publishing one or more scientific papers based on their Honours projects.

Honours also enhances your career prospects. Graduate Destination Surveys consistently reveal that students who have completed an Honours year are significantly more likely to gain employment in an area related to their field of study, compared to students who have completed a 3-year science degree.

Admission requirement

To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Environmental Systems (Honours), you must: 1) have qualified for or be a graduate with a relevant pass degree from the Faculty of Science or hold an equivalent qualification from another institution; 2) have achieved a Year 2/3 Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 65 (or the equivalent), For those candidates entering from another institution to be determined by the Degree Coordinator.

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