Your environmental science learning experience will be multimodal. You'll learn through innovative technologies, work through problems linked to environmental science and gain hands-on skills in field sampling, measurement, instrumentation and report writing through:
- Face-to-face lectorials and laboratories
- Online lectures
- Group workshops and tutorials
- Field activities.
In the final year of your degree, three activities focus on preparing you for the environmental industry.
You'll work in teams doing riparian, water, and benthic sampling, then complete a research project either at RMIT or in conjunction with an external organisation that can be of your choice or from staff industry connections.
In your final year you will participate in teamwork, a fundamental skill used when working with government and environmental agencies and consultancies. Some of the participating organisations include:
- 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).
You will also have the opportunity to undertake a team research project. Designed to replicate a professional consultancy practice, this enables you as a final-year student, to apply your learned knowledge to an environmental issue across a range of different problems and perspectives.
Finally, you'll hear from and visit a range of environmental industries, before doing a final project in your industry of choice.