Environmental Management and Science

An interdisciplinary perspective on how science can help understand and address environmental management problems.

Coordinators: Dr Brad ClarkeProfessor Michael McCarthy


This specialisation examines how science can help understand and address environmental management problems, emphasising the role of quantitative methods in environmental science, the skills required to analyse and model environmental systems and processes, and a high level of ability to analyse and evaluate environmental issues.

Students will focus on processional practice for the private and government sectors and can gain real-world experience through internship and industry-based research subjects.

  • Designed for

    Students seeking an interdisciplinary scientific perspective, with some background (at least 25 points of subjects) in either Biology, Chemistry or Earth Sciences.

  • Example Career outcomes

    Graduates of this stream can expect to pursue scientific and environmental careers. They should be well-placed to offer leadership through a solid understanding of environmental modelling, monitoring and assessment techniques and application of technology.

    Example roles:

    • Environmental Impact Assessor
    • Environmental Scientist
    • Environmental Modeler
    • Environmental Consultant

View full list of Environmental Science subjects in the Handbook

Example study plan (200 point program)

Year 1

Semester 1

Environmental Sustainability

Global Environmental Change

Hydrogeology / Environmental Geochemistry

Thinking and Reasoning with Data

Semester 2

Graduate Seminar, Environmental Science

Management of Plant and Animal Invasions

Environmental Risk Assessment

Monitoring Environmental Impacts

Year 2

Semester 1

Partnerships for Sustainable Futures


Integrated River and Catchment Management

Soil Science and Management

Semester 2

Environmental Research Project