Bethany Green has discovered a love for geology while studying a double degree in environmental science and environmental engineering.
Bachelor Environmental Science / Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)
Fieldwork practice in this program takes you all around Victoria to places you otherwise might never visit and you start to appreciate just how amazing the Earth is and how diverse its natural environments can be.
The Earth is our most valuable resource and by studying environmental science and engineering I can begin to understand its structures and cycles and help preserve it.
Many members of my family have studied at RMIT and I was keen to continue the tradition. RMIT was the best option for environmental and engineering studies because it is known for its delivery of practical skills and hands-on experience.
It’s refreshing to get out of the classroom and into the field to see the things you’re taught up close. I really enjoy collecting samples and assessing the health of various environments.
Fieldwork practice in this program takes you all around Victoria to places you would otherwise might never visit and you start to appreciate just how amazing the Earth is and how diverse its natural environments can be.
I’ve learned both qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques, proper laboratory procedures, technical engineering and scientific skills. I’ve also gained skills in communication, leadership and project management.
The double degree is good if you are unsure of your future prospects. The wide range of subjects allows you to study different aspects of the environment and to discover an area that interests you. This program does require a lot of dedication, but I’ve found it to be enjoyable and well worth the long hours of study. I particularly enjoy the early mornings for fieldwork − the views are amazing and the work thoroughly enjoyable.
Learning about the various structures and systems that exist on the planet and how they affect the environment has inspired me to look further into geology as a potential career path.
I plan to finish the degree and would love the opportunity to study abroad for a semester to gain further insight into the different environments around the world.
I love what I do because I am outside exploring nature and I get to use my expertise to help improve our environment.