Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Business (Management)
DurationFull-time 4 years
This double degree will provide you with a 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.
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.
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).
You will study the same core environmental science and business management courses included in the single degree. You can also choose to specialise with a minor in environmental biology or environmental chemistry.
Environmental biology covers topics including ecology, plant science and bioremediation relevant to agriculture, horticulture and the natural environment.
Environmental chemistry focuses on chemical interactions occurring in the environment and provides the skills and knowledge needed to analyse chemical pollutants in the air, soil, water and biota using a range of techniques and instrumentation.
The business courses in later years of the program provide an understanding of business management skills and knowledge to lead teams and projects.
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|Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Business (Management)||City Campus||
4 years full time
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Program code: BP161
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
Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.
RMIT is committed to admissions transparency. View the 2018 ATAR distribution information for our degrees and information about how admissions work at RMIT.
You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 70% (check calculator below) .
Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.
Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.
If you don't meet the entry requirements, there may be other RMIT programs you are eligible for that can lead you to your preferred program. Explore pathway options.
Form: Non-Year 12 applicants may submit additional information if they would like it to be considered.
- For semester 1 intake, this can be completed through the VTAC Personal Statement online.
- For semester 2 intake, this can be completed through the personal statement in the Apply Direct application.
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
- TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 92 (with minimum of 20 in all sections)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
All undergraduate and honours degrees have Commonwealth supported places (CSP) available.
In a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government. Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set each year by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program.
As a CSP student, you may be eligible to apply for a HECS-HELP loan, which allows you to defer payment of up to 100% of your student contribution.
Learn more about fees for undergraduate study.
How much can I expect to pay for my Commonwealth supported place?
Courses (subjects) fall into one of three bands. The band determines the student contribution amount for the course.
Amounts listed in the table below are based on a standard, full-time study load (96 credit points per year) with all courses in the same band. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load or for enrolment in courses (subjects) from a combination of bands.
You can learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees for units from different bands at Fees for Commonwealth supported students.
Maximum student contribution amount for Commonwealth supported places in 2018
|Student contribution band by course (subject)||Maximum annual student contribution amount in 2018|
|Band 1: humanities, behavioural science, social studies, clinical psychology, foreign languages, visual and performing arts, education, nursing||$6,444 per standard year
$805 per standard (12 credit point) course
|Band 2: mathematics, statistics, computing, built environment, other health, allied health, science, engineering, surveying, agriculture||$9,185 per standard year
$1,148 per standard (12 credit point) course
Band 3: law, accounting, administration, economics, commerce, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science
|$10,754 per standard year
$1,344 per standard (12 credit point) course
The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the HECS-HELP loan scheme, which allows eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) to defer payment of up to 100% of their student contribution.
How does a HELP loan work?
If your HECS-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You will only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2018 is $298.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.