Solving the world's environmental problems will require professionals who are trained in the sciences underlying these issues and who understand the wider human contexts of the challenges faced.
This major will combine scientific, social, economic, cultural and political elements of environmental challenges and critically examine processes and relationships that underpin environmental management and sustainability in urban, peri-urban and rural landscapes.
Advanced Science at Western
Key areas in this major include environmental planning, climate change science, understanding landscape, water and food security and environmental risk management including land and aquatic environments.
The Bachelor of Advanced Science allows interaction with the high quality research and entrepreneurial expertise at Western Sydney University through learning experiences only available to those who are enrolled in this degree.
The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
Students must maintain a grade point average of 5 or above to remain in the course. Those who do not maintain this average will be transferred to the Bachelor of Science.
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As an advanced science graduate in environmental futures, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Conservation officer
- Environmental auditor
- Environmental planning consultant
- Environmental protection officer
- Landcare or pollution control officer
- Protected area manager or state-of-environment assessor
- Water quality manager
Environmental Scientists study, develop, implement and advise on policies and plans for managing and protecting the environment, flora, fauna and other natural resources.
University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
Research Scientists plan and carry out experiments, analyse results and data, carry out fieldwork, develop new products or apply new discoveries and teach at universities.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.