Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management (Honours)
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The Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management (Honours) is a one year full time (or equivalent part-time) program that allows students to further develop their specific area of interest and is a pathway into Research Higher Degree study. The program consists of 80 units of advanced theory, higher level learning and research.
The University of Newcastle is a leading research University with the Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment providing links for the University, Business and Industry and the Community to provide a sustainable future. Students have the opportunity of being involved with research at the forefront of their discipline.
With increased competition for work in environmental science and the management of the environment, students who graduate with honours have a distinct advantage. Graduates may find employment in areas such as:
- Urban and regional planning
- Transport planning
- Research into climate
- Soil science
- Flora and fauna
- Environmental mechanics
- Catchment management
- International agencies
- Educational institutions
- Waste water treatment
- The general environmental area
An Honours degree can also lead to a research career in academia or elsewhere.
Applicants must have successfully completed the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management or an equivalent program with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (credit grade average) calculated from:
- Across the entire degree program; or
- Across a major in the proposed discipline of study, if the degree program includes such a major; or
- Across 80 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists); or
- Where the applicant has completed less than 80 units at 3000 level, a GPA of 5.5 calculated from at least 60 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists).
In exceptional circumstances, the above requirements may be varied with permission of the Head of School and Pro-Vice Chancellor.
No more that two years must have elapsed since completion of the undergraduate degree.
To apply for entry to this Honours program you will need to apply directly to the Faculty of Science and Information Technology.
You need to download and complete two forms:
- Direct Admissions Application form; and
- Faculty of Science and Information Technology Honours Application Form (End-On Honours).
Application forms and instructions on how to apply are available at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/student-forms/
No credit permitted for Honours.
There are three classes of Honours: Class I, Class II and Class III. Class II will have two divisions, namely Division 1 and Division 2. The grading and marking of End-On Honours programs is defined in the Structure for Model 1 Honours Programs Policy (Policy 000643) at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policylibrary/000643.html
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an Orientation of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology and the University at the commencement of each semester. All students can also access additional learning support mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/index.html
The support structures of the Student Support Unit will be available to assist any students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty accepts responsibility, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
The program consists of 80 units of 4000 level core courses.
Students who commenced the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management (Honours) program prior to Semester 1, 2013 will complete their program in the Major in which they commenced:
- Biological Science (BIOL4110, BIOL4120, BIOL4210 and BIOL4220)
- Chemistry (CHEM4110, CHEM4120, CHEM4210, CHEM4220)
- Earth Science (GEOS4410, GEOS4420, GEOS4430, GEOS4440)
- Geography and Environmental Studies (GEOG4001, GEOG4002, GEOG4003, GEOG4004)
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|Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.|
|ENVS4001||Environmental Science and Management Honours 4001||20 units|
|ENVS4002||Environmental Science and Management Honours 4002||20 units|
|ENVS4003||Environmental Science and Management Honours 4003||20 units|
|ENVS4004||Environmental Science and Management Honours 4004||20 units|