BP193 - Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Environment and Society

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Plan: BP193ENSDD - Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Environment and Society
Campus: City Campus

Learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes Statement

Progarm Learning Outcomes for Environment and Society

Upon successful completion of this component of the program you will be able to:

1. Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge of principles and practice of natural resource policy, sustainability, globalisation and environmental management to professional practice or further study.

2. Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on knowledge related to the social implications of environmental concerns and challenges both in Australia and globally.

3. Apply logical, ciritical and creative thinking to effectively solve a range of problems associated with environmental management and associated policies and programs

4. Work effectively and productively with others in a range of roles in a variety of professional and social contexts

5. Communicate effectively using appropriate formats, media and styles to a range of audiences including other professionals, the public and government agencies and collaborate partnerships with others.

6. Assist in the identification of needs, and the design, planning, resourcing and implementation of research and development projects in environmental and social sustainability.

7. Reflect on the experience of personal and professional practice in international and cross-cultural settings and to act in professional settings responsibly, ethically and with integrity

In addition, the Environmental Science component of this double degree is designed to ensure you have a command of scientific research methods, an ability to critically analyse and interpret the results of scientific investigations and the skils to interpret and communicate these results to diverse environment stakeholders.

Program Learning Outcomes for Environmental Science

Upon successful completion of this component of the program you will be able to

Understanding science

1.1 Articulate the methods of science and explain why current environmental knowledge is both contestable and testable through further inquiry, and;

1.2 Explain the role and relevance of environmental science in society.

Scientific knowledge

2.1 Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge and understanding of Earth system processes, especially in the hydrosphere, ecosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere; and depth in the underlying principles and concepts in Environmental Chemistry and/or Environmental Biology;

2.2 Describe how environmental science has interdisciplinary connections with other sciences.

Inquiry and problem solving

3.1 Gather, synthesize and critically evaluate environmental information from a range of sources;

3.2 Design and plan an investigation, including develop a testable hypothesis;

3.3 Select and apply practical and/or theoretical techniques with technical competence in field, laboratory-based or virtual experiments and;

3.4 Collect, accurately record, interpret and draw conclusions from scientific data.


4.1 Communicate environmental science results, information, or arguments effectively using a range of modes (oral, written, visual) to different audiences.

Personal and professional responsibility

5.1 Be an independent and self-directed learner;

5.2 Work responsibly, safely, legally and ethically in an individual or team context, and;

5.3 Demonstrate knowledge of the regulatory frameworks relevant to environmental science.


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