BP192 - Bachelor of Environmental Science

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RMIT program code: BP192
Plan name: Bachelor of Environmental Science
Plan code: BP192P6
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 047880G

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2018 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 
AND  Year Three of Program
 
AND  (Environmental Biology Minor
 
OR  Environmental Chemistry Minor
 
OR  Geosciences Minor (Engineering)
 
OR  Geospatial Science Minor
 )

- Recommended full-time study load for this bachelor degree program is 48 credit points or Four (4) courses equivalent each semester.

- Total number of credit points needed to complete this bachelor degree is 288 credit points or 24 courses equivalent.  This consists of:

  • 14 compulsory coursework courses;
  • One (1) Mathematics Option Course - MATH2123 Mathematics and Statistics is recommended;
  • Four (4) Environmental Science (Environmental Biology or Environmental Chemistry) minor courses;
  • Three (3) courses from the another minor;
  • Two (2) University electives.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

At RMIT you can apply for credit so your previous learning or experience counts toward your RMIT program.

Lodge the relevant credit/RPL form(s) on the RMIT Connect Student Portal as soon as possible along with all your supporting documents, e.g. transcript, resume, reference letters etc. to ensure you can enrol the correct courses for the semester.

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Year One of Program

Not all courses run every semester and the following is the recommended sequence of courses for full-time students (without any credit transfer or advanced standing) commencing in the relevant semester:

Semester 1

ENVI1146 The Changing Environment

CHEM1014 Environmental Chemistry 1A

ONPS2334 Scientific Skills and Communication

MATH2123 Mathematics and Statistics

Semester 2

GEOM1033 Spatial Information Science Fundamentals

CHEM1015 Environmental Chemistry 1B

ENVI1142 Life on Earth

PHYS2066 Energy and Earth's Environment

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Environmental Chemistry 1A12YesCHEM1014City Campus2225
Scientific Skills and Communication12ONPS2334City Campus14851672
The Changing Environment12ENVI1146City Campus1481
Life on Earth12YesENVI1142City Campus21362119
Environmental Chemistry 1B12YesCHEM1015City Campus2188
Spatial Information Science Fundamentals12GEOM1033City Campus14971483
Energy and Earth's Environment12YesPHYS2066City Campus1423
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from the following Mathematics Option List: (Note: MATH 2123 is recommended for students who have done VCE Further Mathematics)

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Mathematics and Statistics12YesMATH2123City Campus25722523
Advanced Mathematical Modelling12YesMATH2139City Campus1716
Business Statistics 112ECON1030City Campus20772056
Calculus and Analysis 112YesMATH1142City Campus2053
Engineering Mathematics B12YesMATH2128City Campus2683
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Not all courses run every semester and the following is the recommended sequence of courses for full-time students (without any credit transfer or advanced standing) commencing in the relevant semester:

Semester 1

ENVI1008 The Hydrosphere

One (1) Environmental Science minor

One (1) from the another minor

One (1) University elective

Semester 2

ENVI1009 Ecology

ENVI1012 The Soil Environment

One (1) Environmental Science minor

One (1) from the another minor

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

The Hydrosphere12YesENVI1008City Campus1477
Ecology12YesENVI1009City Campus2114
The Soil Environment12YesENVI1012City Campus1463
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from either the Environmental Biology or Environmental Chemistry Minor (Note: you will need to complete your chosen minor in 3rd year)

AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from one or more of the other Minors not previously chosen

AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:

University Elective
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Not all courses run every semester and the following is the recommended sequence of courses for full-time students (without any credit transfer or advanced standing) commencing in the relevant semester:

Semester 1

ENVI1011 The Atmosphere

ENVI1145 Environmental Sampling and Analysis

One (1) Environmental Science minor

One (1) from the other minors

Semester 2

ENVI1225 Professional Environmental Scientist

ONPS2186 Science Project

One (1) Environmental Science minor

One (1) University elective

 

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

The Atmosphere12YesENVI1011City Campus1478
Environmental Sampling and Analysis12YesENVI1145City Campus1480
Professional Environmental Scientist12ENVI1225City Campus1468
AND

Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses: (Note: You should normally enrol in ONPS2186. ENVI1144 is a select entry course which has a materials fee and other associated costs for students that have been accepted into the Vietnam project)

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Science Project12YesONPS2186City Campus14841470
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from either the Environmental Chemistry or Environmental Biology Minor (Note: You must complete one of these two minors)

AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from one or more of the other Minors not previously chosen

AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:

University Elective
 
AND
(

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Environmental Biology Minor

Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Second Year Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Plant Structure and Function12YesBIOL2156City Campus2236
Animal Diversity12YesBIOL2151City Campus2235
Plant Diversity12YesBIOL2270City Campus2004
Animal Structure and Function12YesBIOL2258City Campus2372
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Third Year Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Marine Biology12YesBIOL2255City Campus2411
Environmental Biotechnology12YesBIOL2324City Campus2038
Ecotoxicology12YesBIOL2162City Campus2203
 
OR

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Environmental Chemistry Minor

Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Second Year courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Environmental Chemistry 2A12YesCHEM1058City Campus2233
Environmental Chemistry 2B12YesCHEM1059City Campus2198
AND

Complete the following Two (2) Third Year Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Environmental Chemistry 3A12YesCHEM1085City Campus2240
Environmental Chemistry 3B12YesCHEM1086City Campus2204
 
OR

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Geosciences Minor (Engineering)

Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Second Year Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Geology12YesEASC1075City Campus2995 (FF)
Solid Waste Management and LCA12YesOENG1035City Campus2880 (FF)
Geological Site Investigation12YesEASC1076City Campus2964 (FF)
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Third Year courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Hydrogeology12YesCIVE1184City Campus2887 (FF)
Marine and Geological Systems (MAGS)12YesEASC1082City Campus2891 (FF)
Land Contamination and Remediation12YesOENG1039City Campus2857 (FF)
Pollution Control12YesOENG1036City Campus2949 (FF)
 
OR

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Geospatial Science Minor

Note: ENVI1125 Resource Management 2 has been discontinued.
If you are third year student and wish to complete this specialisation then please enrol in GEOM2140 Distributed Mapping in Semester 2 of third year (you will need to use the university elective timeslot).
If you are a second year student commencing this minor then it is recommended that you should first do GEOM1033, followed by the minor courses in the following order:
Year 2, Semester 1:  Do GEOM2140 and ENVI1098; Semester 2: Do GEOM1044.
Year 3, Semester 1:  Do GEOM1057.
 

Complete the following Two (2) Second Year Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Resource Management12ENVI1098City Campus1494
Spatial Information Science Principles12YesGEOM1044City Campus1484
AND

Complete the following Two (2) Third Year Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Spatial Information Science Analytics12YesGEOM1057City Campus1498
)

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College of Science, Engineering and Health

Building 3, Level 1, Room 2

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Lodge your enquiries via RMIT Connect Student Portal

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Tel: +61 3 9925 2621

 

Program Manager Dr Bradley Clarke

School of Science

Building 3, Level 2, Room 19

124 La Trobe Street Melbourne 3000

Melbourne VIC 3001

Tel: +61 3 9925 3358

Email: bradley.clarke@rmit.edu.au

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