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 delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

You will experience a wide range of learning environments – lectures, tutorials, online delivery and individual and group work. Of particular importance will be the high proportion of time spent doing group work, in the laboratory and undertaking project work, which will give practical emphasis, a reinforcement OHS principles, develop teamwork and time-management skills and provide context for the students learning.

In-class discussions, revision problems, and past exam papers are available for you to gauge your understanding of the lecture material.

You will be assessed by a variety of methods, as appropriate to the material being taught and the skills being acquired. Exams, assignments, oral and written presentations, laboratory reports and project reports will all be used as part of, and as a measure of, your learning. When you successfully complete this program, the reports from both the science and business courses will provide an extensive portfolio of material for you to show to prospective employers.

Several courses in the program are delivered online, rather than on-campus, and you are likely to find that other courses transition to online delivery as you progress through the program. Many courses are also making use of Canvas for electronic provision of course material, tutorial problems, past exams and other relevant documents.

If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Service if you would like to find out more.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/enrolment/apply-for-credit.

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;

  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;

  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations; and

  • these interactions and the work context provide a distinctive source of feedback to you to assist your learning.

Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated.

The School of Science offers two final year work integrated learning courses. The first of these is  ENVI1145Environmental Sampling and Analysis which occurs in final year providing  you with the type of  experience expected in workplace on an extended field trip. You will work in teams to put together a report on the state of the environment under study, employing the skills that you have learnt during the course of your degree.

The second course is a Science Project (ONPS2186) under the supervision of an academic staff-member, engaged with one of our many industry partners. Here the emphasis is on teamwork , research and professional report writing.

School of Business

As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will be provided with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. The designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) courses in this program are BUSM3125 Strategic Management (12 credit points) and BUSM4177 Leadership and Decision Making (12 credit points). These courses will provide you with opportunities to apply your academic skills to a work-based context. 

In particular, you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice; and
     
  • be involved in authentic engagement with partner organisations that includes industry feedback.

These learning opportunities may be in the form of industry-based projects, simulations or placements.

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All course listed may not be available each semester.
 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Environmental Chemistry 1A 12 CHEM1014 City Campus
Scientific Skills and Communication 12 ONPS2334 City Campus
Spatial Information Science Fundamentals 12 GEOM1033 City Campus
Environmental Chemistry 1B 12 CHEM1015 City Campus
Business Information Systems 12 ISYS2056 City Campus
Business Statistics 1 12 ECON1030 City Campus
Introduction to Management 12 BUSM4176 City Campus
Accounting in Organisations and Society 12 ACCT1046 City Campus
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

The Changing Environment 12 ENVI1146 City Campus
Energy and Earth's Environment 12 PHYS2066 City Campus
Life on Earth 12 ENVI1142 City Campus
Macroeconomics 1 12 ECON1010 City Campus
Marketing Principles 12 MKTG1025 City Campus
Organisations 12 BUSM1094 City Campus
Prices and Markets 12 ECON1020 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
University Elective
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

The Hydrosphere 12 ENVI1008 City Campus
Ecology 12 ENVI1009 City Campus
The Soil Environment 12 ENVI1012 City Campus
Business Law 12 LAW2442 City Campus
Work in Global Society 12 BUSM4558 City Campus
Leadership 12 BUSM4177 City Campus
Ethics and Governance 12 BUSM3115 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from either the Environmental Biology or Environmental Chemistry Minor
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from the other Minor
 
AND

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Year Four of Program

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

The Atmosphere 12 ENVI1011 City Campus
Environmental Sampling and Analysis 12 ENVI1145 City Campus
Strategy 12 BUSM3125 City Campus
Innovation Management 12 BUSM4550 City Campus
Contemporary Management: Issues and Challenges 12 BUSM4554 City Campus
Organisational Experience 12 BUSM4546 City Campus
The Professional Scientist 12 ONPS2335 City Campus
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

Course Code

Campus

Science Project 1 12 ONPS2186 City Campus
Environmental Sustainability Project International 12 ENVI1144 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from either the Environmental Biology or Environmental Chemistry Minor
 
AND

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Year Three

Environmental Biology Minor

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Plant Structure and Function 12 BIOL2156 City Campus
Animal Diversity 12 BIOL2151 City Campus
Plant Diversity 12 BIOL2270 City Campus
Animal Structure and Function 12 BIOL2258 City Campus
 
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Year Four

Environmental Biology Minor

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Marine Biology 12 BIOL2255 City Campus
Environmental Biotechnology 12 BIOL2324 City Campus
Ecotoxicology 12 BIOL2162 City Campus
 
AND

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Year Three

Environmental Chemistry Minor

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Aquatic and Soil Chemistry: Natural Processes 12 CHEM1058 City Campus
Aquatic Chemistry 12 CHEM1059 City Campus
 
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Year Four

Environmental Chemistry Minor

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Environmental Analytical and Soil Chemistry 12 CHEM1085 City Campus
Atmospheric Chemistry and Emerging Contaminants 12 CHEM1086 City Campus
 

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Program transition plan

Important changes for Sem 2, 2021 and onwards:

ENVI1225 – The Professional Scientist has been replaced with its equivalent, ONPS2335 The Professional Scientist. If you have previously completed ENVI1225, credit from the course will be applied and you will not be required to enrol in ONPS2335.

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In this program change, the following courses have had name changes. If you have done the course under its pervious name, you do not need to do it again.

Old course name: New course name:
CHEM1014 Environmental Chemistry 1A Fundamentals CHEM1014 Environmental Chemistry 1A
CHEM1015 Environmental Chemistry 1B Fundamentals CHEM1015 Environmental Chemistry 1B
ENVI1142 Earth's Life Support Systems ENVI1142 Life on Earth
ENVI1009 The Ecosphere ENVI1009 Ecology
ENVI1012 The Lithosphere ENVI1012 The Soil Environment
BUSM1094 Organisational Behaviour BUSM1094 Organisational Analysis
BUSM4177 Leading for Change BUSM4177 Leadership and Decision Making

With this program change, no student will be disadvantaged. As such, the following courses replace each other:

If you did this: You don't need to do this course:
ENVI1041 Environmental Ideas - Thought and Action GEOM1033 Spatial Information Science Fundamentals
two University Student electives

ENVI1225 Professional Environmenal Scientist

OR

a fourth course in your second specialiation (I.e. you will only need to do ONE of these two courses)

BUSM1311 The Entrepreneurial Process BUSM4550 Creativity, Innovation and Design
BUSM1222 International Business BUSM4558 Work in Global Society
BUSM3123 Organisational Theory BUSM4546 Management in Practice
BUSM3119 Human Resource Management BUSM4554 Contempory Management Issues & Challenges

 

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