BP161 - Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Business (Management)

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Plan: BP161ESDD6 - Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Business (Management)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Business (Management)
Award abbreviation: BEnvSc/BBus(Mgt)
Total credit points: 432
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years full time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/science
ASCED code: 050999
CRICOS code: 043570K

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Purpose of the Program

The Bachelor of Environmental Science / Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree program is designed to provide you with a thorough knowledge of both environmental science and management principles and practices. The impetus for this program has come from employers wanting environmental science graduates with a sound knowledge of the business management principles needed to implement environmental policy.

As a contemporary environmental scientist, you will understand the scientific, social and heritage aspects of environmetal problems.  You will have a broad understanding of the biogeochemical processes operating in the Earth systems and have sufficient scientific and technical specialisation to be able to effectively identify, investigate and solve environmental problems.  You will work in multidisciplinary teams and communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders.  You will act responsibly, ethically, safely and legally in your professional life and maintain your qualifications through independent life-long learning.

In the Bachelor of Environmental Science degree program at RMIT you will study a broad and coherent body of knowledge related to the Earth's systems, especially the hydrosphere, ecosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere, and the impacts of humans on our environment. Graduates gain extensive fieldwork experience and demonstrate your work readiness by completing two final year, capstone, work integrated learning courses (ENVI1145 Environmental Sampling and Analysis and ONPS2186 Science Project) that require work in multidisciplinary teams and effective communication with a range of stakeholders.

You will complete a minor in either Environmental Biology or Environmental Chemistry and have specialisations in or developed breadth across the other available minors, including Geosciences (Environmental Engineering) and Geospatial Science.

As a result, you are well prepared for the types of positions available in the workplace, such as in environmental consultancies, government agencies, resource management, research, education and in mining / manufacturing industries.

The Bachelor of Business (Management) program provides you with critical and broad ranging studies to enable you to enter graduate positions in administration and management.  The program provides you with opportunities to develop the required knowledge and outcomes to operate successfully in contemporary environments.  You will be able to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the core areas of management in a diverse range of political, social, environmental and economic contexts.

This program will actively explore and apply management theory through problem-based and work-relevant activities which may include face-to-face, online, self-directed, collaborative and individual learning experience and is delivered on-campus.

In the final year of the program, the capstone experience course BUSM4546 Management in Practice provides the culmination of the knowledge, skills and applied work practice experiences that prepare you to transit into business world.

On successful completion of the program, you will be able to work within a wide range of organisations and industries in varied roles, and career entry positions, such as business administration, management consulting and strategy analysis.  The program will provide you with a basis for further development of your knowledge and skills in management, and for further study in business and management.

While most courses in the program are delivered at RMIT's Melbourne city campus, others are delivered online.


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Articulation and pathways

If you successfully complete the RMIT VE Diploma of Business with GPA greater than 2.0 out of 4.0, you may articulate into this program. You will be granted exemptions for the following business courses:

  • BUSM4176 Introduction to Management
  • BUSM1094 Organisational Analysis
  • ACCT1046  Accounting in Organisations and Society
  • MKTG1025 Marketing Principles

If you successfully complete the RMIT C5305 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management, you may articulate into this program. You will be granted exemptions for the following science courses, depending on which minor you choose:

  • PHYS2066 Energy & Earth's Environment
  • ONPS2334 Scientific Skills and Communication
  • ENVI1141 The Changing Environment
  • ENVI1146 Life on Earth
  • BIOL2156 Plant Structure and Function (Environmental Biology minor only)
  • BIOL2270 Plant Diversity (Environmental Biology minor only)
  • ENVI1908 Resource Management
  • one university elective

If you have qualifications from other institutions – both local and international - you will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

On successful completion of this program, you may apply for Honours in either Business or Environmental Science, Masters or PhD by research, or for Masters by coursework programs if you meet the entry requirements.

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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page.


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 — a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics, and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English.

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent.  

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

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External accreditation and industry links

Graduates may be eligible for membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian Institute of Management.

The School of Science and the School of Business undertake a wide range of collaborative research projects with industry and government. Program advisory committee members include industry and government representatives. Final year undergraduate research projects will be undertaken with a number of external organisations.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network from most places on campus.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students.

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