BP192 - Bachelor of Environmental Science

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Plan: BP192P6 - Bachelor of Environmental Science
Campus: City Campus

Overview

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
Award abbreviation: BEnvSc
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: 3 years full time/ 6 years part time
Location: City Campus; some electives in Bundoora
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/science/
ASCED code: 050999
CRICOS code: 047880G

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Purpose of the Program

The Bachelor of Environmental Science degree program at RMIT is designed to produce graduates with a broad and coherent body of knowledge in Earth system processes, especially the hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere and the impacts of humans on our environment. Graduates have gained expensive fieldwork experience and demonstrated their work-readiness by completion of two final year, capstone, work integrated learning courses (ENVI1145 Environmental Sampling and Analysis and ONPS1286 Science Project) that require them to work in multidisciplinary teams and learn to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders.

You will complete a minor in either Environmental Biology or Environmental Chemistry and will either specialise in, or developed breadth across, the other available minors, including Geosciences (Environmental Engineering) and Geospacial Sciences.

Our graduates are therefore well prepared for the types of postions available in workplaces such as in environmental consultancies, government agencies, resource management, research, education and in the mining / manufacturing industries.

Inherent Program Requirements

This program requires face to face attendance at the RMIT City campus and has an externsive range of fieldwork that can require you to traverse rough ground, work in unpleasant weather conditions and/or from the deck of a boat.

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification.

C5305 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

If you are a graduate of the C5305 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management you will be able to claim credit for courses you have already completed. The tables below provide you with information about the credit agreements between these programs.

You may gain entry into the:BP192P6 Bachelor of Environmental Science
and you choose to do the:Environmental Biology Minor
then you may apply for credit for up to:8 courses, 96 credit points
The courses for which you will get credit are:

 

  • PHYS2066  Energy & Earth's Environment,
  • ONPS2334 Scientific Skills and Communication
  • ENVI1142  Life on Earth
  • ENVI1146  The Changing Environment
  • BIOL2156  Plant Structure and Function
  • BIOL2270  Plant Diversity
  • 2 additional electives


If you choose the Geospatial Stream as your complementary stream, you will get credit for 1 additional 12 credit point course as follows:

  • ENVI1098 Resource Management
You may gain entry into the:BP192P6 Bachelor of Environmental Science
and you choose to do the:Environmental Chemistry Minor
then you can apply for credit up to:6 courses, 72 credit points
The courses for which you will get credit are:
  • PHYS2066  Energy & Earth's Environment,
  • ONPS2334 Scientific Skills and Communication
  • ENVI1142  Life on Earth
  • ENVI1146  The Changing Environment
  • 2 additional electives


If you choose the Geospatial Stream as your complementary stream, you will get credit for 1 additional 12 credit point course as follows:

  • ENVI1098 Resource Management

If you have a qualification from another institution - local or international - any credits and/or excemptions for this program will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact the Program Leader to discuss your situation.

If you require further details on these programs refer to the RMIT University Handbook [http://www.rmit.edu.au/handbook].

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT University programs. Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice.

Pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University, including the Master of Environmental Science and Technology (MC191) subject to 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 (unresolved).

Prerequisites

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

As a graduate of this program you will be eligible for membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. You can also join as an undergraduate student member, which give you access to a range of benefits, including industry mentoring.

In the third year of the program, you will complete an undergraduate research project under the supervision of a academic staff-member. Projects can be done in-house, or in conjunction with an external organisation. Participating organisations have included the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Agriculture Victoria, CSIRO, Southern Rural Water, South East Water, Gippsland Water, local wineries, BORAL, Parks Victoria, Municipal Councils, Landcare, Waterwatch, West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, City West Water, Goulburn Valley Water, Sustainable Regions (DOTARS), and the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC).

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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 in the Library.

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.

Electronic courseware is available for many courses, and extensive use is made of the RMIT web-based learning environment

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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