Bachelor of Environmental ScienceProgram details
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This degree covers the evaluation and monitoring of all aspects of the environment including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and lithosphere.
You'll learn in detail about the processes that occur in both natural and degraded environments before you specialise in two areas of environmental study.
You can specialise in either environmental chemistry or environmental biology, and also one of the following areas: environmental engineering, environmental management, instrumental analysis, or geospatial science.
Practical and industry-relevant activities you’ll undertake as part of your studies include:
- considerable hands-on experience with equipment, both in the laboratory and in the field
- field trips during second and third year
- working on collaborative projects with industry.
Many activities involve working in small groups to foster teamwork and a collaborative approach to research and projects.
You can study for up to one year at any of RMIT’s 120 partner universities through the Education Abroad program. Students have have previously studied in:
- Denmark (Technical University of Denmark)
- Canada (Concordia)
- Sweden (Lund University)
- Holland (Delft University of Technology)
- the USA (Buffalo State University).
You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in an innovative study project in Vietnam.
How you will learn
Participating organisations have included:
- Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
- Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)
- Agriculture Victoria
- water utility companies
- Parks Victoria
- municipal councils
- West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority
- Sustainable Regions program (DOTARS)
- Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC).
There is also an opportunity to undertake a team research project in Vietnam. Designed to replicate a professional consultancy practice, this project enables final-year students to apply their knowledge to an environmental issue from a range of perspectives.
Timothy Coggan decided to study environmental science at RMIT because of the ability to tailor the program and focus on a specific area of interest.
With a love of the outdoors and a passion for science, Phoebe Lewis was excited by the prospect of regular field trips and meeting like-minded people when studying Environmental Science at RMIT.