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Bachelor of Science (Environment)

The Bachelor of Science (Environment) offers two broad, flexible, multi-disciplinary three-year strands ideal for students wishing to complete a science-based environmental degree with a view to employment in an area of environmental assessment, management and policy development. Core subjects have been chosen with a view to providing the key workplace skills required in the environmental field, and appropriate disciplinary strands can be chosen from optional subjects.

Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge
New South Wales HSC University Admission Index (UAI) of 80 (or equivalent). The UAI is reviewed each year.

Assumed knowledge: Four units of Science or four units comprising Science & Mathematics.
Recommended studies include four units of Science or four units of Science & Mathematics. Geography may be counted as Science subjects.

Course Requirements
This is a prescribed program of study comprising core and optional subjects as set out below.

Course Program

Subjects   Credit Points
(a) Biological Sciences/Chemistry/Geosciences strand
First Year    
BIOL104 Evolution, Biodiversity and Environment 6
CHEM101 Chemistry 1A 6
CHEM104 Chemistry 1D 6
EESC101 Planet Earth 6
EESC103 Landscape Change & Climatology 6
BIOL103 Molecules, Cells and Organisms 6
CHEM102 Chemistry 1B 6
CHEM105 Chemistry 1E 6
EESC102 Earth Environments and Resources 6
EESC104 The Human Environment: Problems & Change 6
Second Year
BIOL251 Principles of Ecology and Evolution 6
CHEM214 Analytical and Environmental Chemistry II 6
EESC203 Biogeography and Environmental Change 6
EESC204 Introductory Spatial Science 6
STAT252 Statistics for the Natural Sciences 6
PHYS233 Environmental Physics 6
Options: Plus two of the following subjects (one of which should be MATH151 if minimum mathematics require work not already met), as approved, to total 48 credit points:
MATH151 General Mathematics 1A (if required) 6
BIOL240 Functional Biology of Plants and Animals 6
BIOL241 Biodiversity: Classification and Sampling 6
CHEM211 Inorganic Chemistry II 6
CHEM212 Organic Chemistry 6
CHEM213 Molecular Structure, Reactivity and Change 6
EESC250 Field Geology I 6
EESC202 Soils, Landscape and Hydrology 6
EESC208 Environmental Impact of Societies 6
MARE200 Introduction to Oceanography 6
Third Year
ENVI391 Environmental Science 8
EESC304 Geographic Information Science 8
Plus four of the following subjects, as approved
BIOL351 Conservation Biology: Marine and Terrestrial Populations 8
BIOL355 Marine and Terrestrial Ecology 8
MARE357 Advances in Molluscan Biology 8
CHEM314 Instrumental Analysis 8
CHEM327 Environmental Chemistry 8
EESC305 Remote Sensing of the Environment 8
EESC306 Resources and Environments 8
EESC208 Environmental and heritage management 8
MARE300 Fisheries and Aquaculture 8
EESC302 Coastal Environments: Process and Management 8
Or other subjects as approved by the Coordinator
(b) Physical Sciences Strand
First Year
CHEM101 Chemistry 1A 6
CHEM102 Chemistry 1B 6
PHYS141 Fundamentals of Physics A 6
PHYS142 Fundamentals of Physics B 6
MATH187 Mathematics 1A Part 1 (or MATH141/161) 6
MATH188 Mathematics 1A Part 2 (or MATH142/162) 6
EESC103 Landscape Change and climatology 6
CSCI114 Procedural Programming 6
Second Year
CHEM213 Physical Chemistry II 6
CHEM214 Analytical and Environmental Chemistry II 6
PHYS230 Intermediate Physics 12
PHYS235 Mechanics and Thermodynamics 6
PHYS233 Environmental Physics 6
MATH283 Mathematics 2E for Engineers Part 1 6
BIOL352 Biology for Environmental Engineers 6
Third Year
PHYS375 Nuclear Physics 6
CHEM314 Instrumental Analysis 8
CHEM327 Environmental Chemistry 8
ENVE221 Air and Noise Pollution 6
EESC204 Introductory Spatial Science 6
Plus 2-3 of the following as approved to total a minimum of 48 cp
ENVE321 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management 6
ENVI385 Environmental Engineering 8
ENVI411 Aqueous and Atmospheric Chemistry 8
PHYS305 Quantum Mechanics 8
PHYS335 Classical Mechanics 8
PHYS325 Electromagnetism 8
CHEM364 Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy 8

Students who have achieved the required standard would be eligible to enrol in Honours in their chosen discipline: Biological Sciences, Geosciences or Chemistry.

Other Information
For further information contact the Faculty of Science Office, 41.258, or telephone 42213481. Web site: www.uow.edu.au/science

The Degree Coordinator is Professor John Morrison, Room 19.G012


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