When we introduced the first Environmental science degree in Australia, it was revolutionary – today it is more important than ever. As we strive towards creating a sustainable society where economic, social and environmental impacts are equally valued the importance of environmental science cannot be underestimated.
Our program gives you an integrated understanding how the various sciences and the environment are related, and how to use this knowledge to solve and manage today and tomorrow’s environmental challenges.
Sustainability is in our DNA
By studying environmental science with us you will be able to make a difference to the environmental challenges of the 21st century. With our world-class teachers, facilities and cutting edge research; where better to start your environmental science career.
From the management of coastal dunes through to working with mining companies to rehabilitate mine sites, we strive to not only understanding the science but how solutions need to integrated and supported by industry and the community.
Depending on your specialisation you will be eligible for membership of the following professional groups:
What can I study?
- Aquatic ecosystems
- Environmental science
- Environmental sustainability
- Marine biology
- Wildlife biology
A DNA barcoding technique used to help clarify the number of species which existed of the extinct New Zealand moa.
PhD candidate Chris Henderson from the Australian Rivers Institute has been awarded a study grant by the Australian Academy of Science.
Dr Jonathan Werry has completed a four year study tracking the migratory patterns of tiger sharks across the Coral Sea.