Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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This double degree will provide you with thorough knowledge of environmental science and business management principles and practices.
Environmental scientists, particularly those working in consulting firms, benefit from a sound knowledge of management principles to help them implement environmental policy in the business environment.
The program offers:
- considerable hands-on experience with equipment both in the laboratory and in the field
- the opportunity to specialise with a minor in environmental biology or environmental chemistry
- field trips as an integral part of the learning process
- the opportunity to work on collaborative projects with industry, generally in small teams
- a sound understanding of the principles of business management.
As a double degree student, you will gain further skills and knowledge that may extend your career opportunities into future management positions.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
All students engage with industry in their final year project, both in environmental science and in business.
Field trips are a feature of the program.
In the fourth year you have the opportunity to work with a range of environmental agencies and consultancies.
There is also an opportunity to undertake a team research project in Vietnam.
Increasingly, companies must be responsible for their environmental impact. They need professionals with the environmental science and business skills to develop environmental processes and plans and to manage their performance.
Graduates are in demand and work in areas including:
- environmental consultancies
- analytical services for site assessment and remediation recycling and treatment companies
- mining and service industries.
Professional recognition and accreditation
All graduates will be eligible for membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. The program is accredited by the Australian Institute of Management.
You may take one or more semesters at an overseas institution through the Education Abroad program at more than 120 partner universities.
Past students have studied in places such as Denmark (Technical University of Denmark), Canada (Concordia), Sweden (Lund University), Holland (Delft University of Technology) and the USA (Buffalo State University).
Program and course information
Management principles to implement policy
An understanding of business management with a sound knowledge of the environment equals an attractive package for employers.