Study a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management with Honours to contribute research in your chosen discipline.

Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management (Honours)

Why study with us?

Environmental science with Honours at the University of Newcastle

Environmental Science and ManagementWith increasing competition in all sectors of employment, students who graduate with an Honours degree have a distinct advantage. It is often considered by employers as an added skill and has been used by previous graduates to pursue higher positions and salaries. You can develop and carry out research on a topic of interest, potentially leading to further academic study such as a research degree.

Offered through the Faculty of Science and Information Technology, the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management (Honours) is a one year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree that allows you to further develop your specific area of interest and is a pathway into research degree study.

The University of Newcastle is a leader in research. Our Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment links the University with business, industry and the community to provide a sustainable future. During your Honours degree, you willhave the opportunity of being involved with research at the forefront of your discipline.

Graduates may find employment in areas such as:

  • catchment management
  • educational institutions
  • environmental mechanics
  • flora and fauna
  • forestry
  • hydrology
  • international agencies
  • irrigation
  • mapping
  • research into climate
  • soil science
  • the general environmental area.
  • tourism
  • transport planning
  • urban and regional planning
  • waste water treatment
  • water

For detailed program information about the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management with Honours, please refer to the handbook.


You usually apply for Honours in the final year of your undergraduate degree. To be accepted for entry you must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management or equivalent with a credit grade point average (GPA).

Contact Professor Michael Mahony in the Faculty of Science and Information Technology on +61 2 4921 6014 for further information.

To apply for entry into this Honours program you need to download and complete two forms:

  • Direct Admissions Application form; and
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology (FSCIT) End on Honours Application form.

These are available in the 'Enrolment and course information' tab via this link, or by clicking the Apply Now button. Once completed, submit the forms to a student hub (Shortland or Ourimbah).

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