Science

Environmental Management

The Bachelor of Environmental Management is a degree which looks to find the answers to a sustainable existence, offering you strong education in the skills and knowledge necessary to work or carry out research as an Environmental Scientist.

The Bachelor of Environmental Management contains a core sequence of compulsory courses, a choice of majors, choices from a group of directed electives, free electives and general education.

 

 

 

 

Single Degree Structure

When taken as a dual degree, the Bachelor of Environmental Management is made up of 24 courses, taken over 3 years:

Dual Degree Structure

When taken as a dual degree, the Bachelor of Environmental Management is made up of 20 courses, taken concurrently with the ‘other’ degree. Students in a dual degree do not take General Education courses or Free Electives:

Compulsory First Year Courses

There are a number of compulsory courses in the Bachelor of Environmental Management, some of which need to be taken in first year.

First year compulsory courses:

PLUS at least one of:
PLUS one of:

Important: not all of these are offered in Semester 1; see the timetable website to check when they're offered.

 

Choosing Other Courses

When choosing your other courses, we recommend taking science courses that interest you:

1. Look at the list of majors available in your degree (see below)
2. Eliminate the majors you are definitely not interested in
3. Look at the courses required for the majors you are interested in
4. Choose first year courses common to the majors that interest you. That way, you’ll be keeping your options open.

You can also choose Free Electives (which are any course at UNSW, including science), General Education courses (which are any non-science course at UNSW), or a Directed Elective.

Directed Electives are listed on the 3965 Bachelor of Environmental Management program page in the Online Handbook.

 

Majors

Remember: you don't declare your major until start Stage 2 courses.

The following links provide a snapshot of all the courses in each of the majors available in this degree.

The UNSW Online Handbook provides more details and descriptions for each course.

Grab a pen and paper and write down the Level 1 courses that sound interesting to you:

(Hint: the first number of a Level 1 course will be a '1' e.g. MATH1041)

 

 

After you have chosen which courses you want to take, check the timetable website to see when they're offered before enrolling via myUNSW.

 

Terminology

 

     
 Program   
     
   
 A program at UNSW is your degree and will have a four-digit program code (e.g. 3970 Bachelor of Science). 
   

 

     
 Major   
     
   
 A major is a defined sequence of study within a program (e.g. Bachelor of Science with a Major in Chemistry). In some programs, it's possible to do more than one major. 
   

 

     
 Courses   
     
   
 All programs and majors at UNSW are made up of courses. Courses are like subjects at school. Each course has an 8-digit course code (e.g. CHEM1011) and usually involve lectures, tutorials and labs. In Science there are 5 types of courses: 
   

 

     
   Core Courses are compulsory courses that must be taken for a program or major. 
     
 
     
   Science Electives are courses that start with the codes listed on Table 1. 
     
 
     
   Free Electives are courses that may be taken from anywhere across the university; either from Science or another Faculty. 
     
 
     
   Recommended Electives are not compulsory but are considered good complimentary courses for a program or major. 
     
 
     
   General Education Courses are courses that must be taken from outside the Faculty of Science (i.e. no courses listed on Table 1 can count as General Education). 
     

 

     
 Science Schools   
     
   
   
 Within each Faculty at UNSW are a number of schools who teach the courses in their area of expertise. In Science, there are 9 schools: 
   
 
  • Aviation
  • Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences (BEES)
  • Biotechnology & Biomolecular Sciences (BABS)
  • Chemistry
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Optometry & Vision Science
  • Physics
  • Psychology
 
   
 The School of Medical Science (which is part of the Faculty of Medicine) also teaches many courses in Science. 
   

 

     
 Units of Credit (UoC)   
     
   
 Courses, majors and programs at UNSW are measured in Units of Credit (UoC). Most courses in Science are worth 6 UoC each, and a full-time load is 24 UoC per semester (i.e. 4 x courses). 
   

 

     
 Prerequisites   
     
   
 A prerequisite is a course that must be taken before you can enrol in another course. A co-requisite is a course that must be taken at the same time as another course. 
   

 

     
 Assumed Knolwedge   
     
   
 Assumed Knowledge is the level of understanding you are expected to have before taking a course. Nobody will check that you have the correct level of assumed knowledge, but you will be at a disadvantage if you don't. 
   
 Bridging Courses are available to if you don’t have sufficient assumed knowledge for the course you want to take.