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Australian National University, Australia, Canberra

Environmental Studies, Bachelor

  • Environmental Studies, Bachelor
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 3 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 36,720

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

Do you want understand the environment, how we can interact with it and learn about more sustainable ways of managing it This is the degree to help you manage and care for our most precious resources.

Career Opportunities

The design,planning and architecture industry includes careers associated with the process of planning, designing and constructing buildings and structures. They may design specifically for functional or artistic features according to requests made by clients. They should be aware of the style and methods of designing physical structures and spatial areas. One of the main tasks associated with these occupations lies in factoring all aspects of an areas or buildings location, budget, functional necessities and aesthetic aspirations to create a suitable design. Architects,planners, designers and landscape architects design, plan and manage a wide variety of buildings and landscape areas for commercial, industrial, recreational or residential uses. They must have knowledge of spatial areas and uses as well as construction factors influencing layout and design. Architects typically work a Monday to Friday work week, but may be required to work evenings or weekends to meet deadlines, work with clients or oversee construction progress. They mainly work in an office setting or workshop consulting with clients and designing drawings and graphic images of projects. They can also work in the field surveying land and overseeing work in their projects. Additional careers in the planning,design and architecture industry include draftspersons, urban planners and interior designers and decorators. Interior designers utilise interior space and organise it in a way that enriches living and work spaces for residential and commercial areas. They should have a solid understanding of space functions as well as the ways in which design and decoration enhance work efficiency or psychological well-being. Interior decorators work to plan and design the decor of offices, residences, hotels and other interior environments. They should have a thorough understanding of functionality and aesthetic features to determine decoration themes, colour schemes and materials and patterns used to decorate spaces. Urban and regional planners design and implement plans and advice for urban and rural land use. They provide information for environmental, economic and social factors affecting land development. They must have knowledge of spatial areas and uses as well as construction factors influencing layout and design. They typically analyse a variety of factors influencing land use and advise authorities, designers and builders on proper uses and restrictions of the land. No matter which area individuals work in the design and architecture field, most professionals enjoy designing and being creative with new designs for buildings and spaces. They should be critical and creative thinkers as well as have artistic and technical skills using computer programs to create digital designs. The career prospects for professionals in the field are high, especially for those with creative and artistic talents. Individuals hoping to start a career in design and architecture will require a bachelors degree in architecture or relevant study and benefit greatly from internships with firms while still in school. This can help students gain entry level positions upon graduation.

Course Overview

The ANU Bachelor of Environmental Studies is designed to give you the multidisciplinary perspectives, skills and knowledge you need to engage meaningfully with the complex problems facing societies and the environment. Our degree offers a broad range of study options from natural ecological and earth system processes, to environmental management, resource use and policy, to cultural ecology and the history of environmental change, perception and philosophy. I want to find another Bachelor Course You will develop an understanding of the complex and often conflicting interrelationships between human societies and their environment, and of the available solutions to address the world's most intractable environmental problems. Employment Opportunities Graduates may find work in government, policy, scientific research, development and aid organisations, multi-national companies, mining and many other fields. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, graduates will be able to: Comprehensively define current Australian and global environmental issues and the complex human-environment relationships that have created them Critically assess the relationship between human cultures and societies, the institutions, economic and political paradigms that characterise them, and the impacts on the natural environment Critique the developments in current global and Australian environmental thinking and evolving perspectives on society-environment relationships Appreciate the value of multi- and interdisciplinary approaches to tackling complex problems, and to apply these approaches in a variety of contexts (e.g. climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainability in business and industry, regional planning, land care, public participation, and cultural heritage) Employ advanced research, writing and presentation skills, including the preparation of written material which successfully integrates knowledge from the social sciences with that of the natural sciences.


Programme Structure Courses include Climate Change Science & Policy in Practice Land and Catchment Management Water Management Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders Essentials of Environmental Law Climate Change Science & Policy Human Futures Environmental Policy International Environmental Policy Biodiversity Conservation Complex Environmental Problems in Action Business and the Natural Environment Unravelling Complexity



Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications: An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

English Entry Requirement


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