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Specialisation

Soil

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2022.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2022. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2022 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2022. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this specialisation

Soil Science and Hydrology furthers students expertise in soil, water and climate, and their links with functional, resilient and productive ecosystems.

Soil, water and climate define the physical constraints to ecosystems, and the interpreting of these along with their costs and benefits supports the development of policy and sustainable management strategies.

This knowledge will help secure our soil and water resources to maintain healthy, functional and productive ecosystems. 

Graduate opportunities

Soil scientists are employed in a wide range of occupations in the public and private sector, working in basic and applied research in land and soil management.

Students who have graduated with a soil science major are employed in state departments of agriculture, the CSIRO, the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, Sydney Water, the Department of Planning, chemical companies, land care groups, and in the private sector in environmental consultancies.

Career pathways
Courses that offer this specialisation

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Units of study in this specialisation

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