Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.
The impacts of climate variability and climate change are affecting our lives like never before. There is an urgent need to better understand, quantify, and adapt to climate-related risks.
The Bachelor of Climate Science and Adaptation is a specialised degree which will allow you to turn your passion into practice by providing you with fundamental tools to tackle the many challenges associated with quantifying and dealing with climate-related risks. You will learn how to assess the impacts of climate variability and change. You will also learn how to develop adaptation strategies (eg infrastructure, planning policy) that not only reduce the economic, environmental, and social costs of climate hazards, but are also optimal and robust across a range of plausible futures.
As part of this degree, you have the opportunity to tailor your studies to meet your career aspirations through elective pathways.
This program incorporates courses from multidisciplinary study areas and provides a broad range of elective pathways to complement your career aspirations.
Key areas of study include:
Elective pathways include:
Graduates of the Bachelor of Climate Science and Adaptation can go on to work in a diverse range of areas including:
You’ll have access to world-class facilities and novel technologies to help develop your research and multidisciplinary skills in preparation for entering the career market.
Through our partnerships with external industries and government agencies, you’ll also have the opportunity to engage in work- and research- integrated learning when you apply your studies to complete a major transdisciplinary capstone project in the final year.
Together this learning will ensure you have specialised skills that are highly sort after by industry and government to work in the climate science and adaptation field.