Bachelor of Natural Science (Environment and Health)

The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and the places we live, work and play all have major impacts on our health and wellbeing. Health scares such as swine/bird flu, obesity, cancers and asthma have all been connected to our environmental conditions.

Domestic

COURSE SNAPSHOT 

Local
Delivery ModeDistance
LocationDistance
Duration 6P 
Intake InformationSemester 2 - (Spring); Semester 1 (Autumn)
UAC Code729205
Entrance Rank70.00 ATAR
Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

International

This course is not open to student visa holders. Current and prospective student visa holders should visit the Western Sydney University International site for courses available to them.

Overseas students on other visas permitting onshore study can apply directly though International Admissions.

Details

The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and the places we live, work and play all have major impacts on our health and wellbeing. Health scares, such as swine/bird flu, obesity, cancers and asthma have all been connected to our environmental conditions.

A Bachelor of Natural Science (Environment and Health) from Western Sydney University will equip you to explore the diverse range of natural and built environment challenges that confront us, from the mitigation of human health impacts of global climate change through to the more localised issues of air and water quality, waste management, food security, environmental noise and healthy communities.

Professional Recognition

Our graduates are eligible for full membership of Environmental Health Australia (EHA).

Practical Experience

In your final year of study, you will undertake a real-world project for a professional client in a selected area of environmental health. The project provides students with first-hand professional experience in project management and problem solving. You will also complete 10 weeks (or equivalent) of general placement.

Units

Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

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Career Opportunities for Bachelor of Natural Science (Environment and Health)

Careers

Many environmental health professionals are employed as Environmental Health Officers in areas such as:

  • all levels of government including health departments and the defence forces
  • private companies
  • consultancies
  • non-government organisations (such as the International Red Cross).

The current shortage of environmental health practitioners provides opportunities for early employment. Graduates from this program are in high demand both in Australia and overseas.

Other environmental health career options include:

  • environmental health policy, strategy and law development positions
  • food safety staff for a food manufacturer, supermarket chain, airline or other private company
  • public health practitioners
  • environmental risk consultants
  • environmental health consultants
  • management
  • research

How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.