Charles Sturt University
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6 years part-time
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The Bachelor of Environmental Science course offered by Charles Sturt University provides you with the skills and knowledge to play an important role in environmental management.
This online course has a strong emphasis on solid field instruction and application to real-world situations. In addition to fully equipped laboratory facilities, students will be exposed to a range of state-of-the-art field equipment and software.
You'll study a broad range of subjects covering ecology, wildlife management, vegetation management and the earth sciences while developing practical management, research and planning skills.
Students also have the opportunity to narrow their studies by specialising in either land and water, catchment management, or ecological conservation.
The course is recognised by all national environmental management agencies.
Some subjects require attendance at a compulsory residential school of two to four days duration.
This course requires that students undertake work placement to ensure that you graduate job-ready, with a strong mix of practical work experience and academic foundation.
Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
Applications for distance education and postgraduate courses are accepted all year round. Provided you are eligible for admission, your application will be held for consideration in the next available intake.
In this environmental science course, the subjects you will study include:
Ecological conservation specialisation:
Land and water specialisation:
Catchment management specialisation:
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.
You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.
In the face of exploding populations and looming climate change, Australia and the world face significant environmental challenges. Skilled personnel qualified to apply environmental management practices are in high demand in the public and private spheres, and jobs abound for those who want to make a difference.
Whether it's managing water resources, analysing soil, conducting impact assessments or using GIS to map the effects of agriculture on a catchment area, numerous roles are open to graduates in landcare and conservation organisations, natural resource management agencies, in academic settings or in environmental roles in local, state and federal government.
Wondering where a career in science could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are an Australian resident you may also be eligible to receive Austudy/Abstudy or Youth Allowance.
CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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