Bachelor of Arts (Major: Environmental Management)

School of Arts & Sciences, Fremantle Campus

The Environmental Management Major tackles important issues such as climate change, urbanisation, and the need for water and food security. The skills and knowledge acquired are relevant to many workplaces, making environmental management a growth employment area.

  • Why study this major?

    This Major equips you to work with complex environmental systems through the study of ecology, biodiversity, physical geography, natural resource management, environmental impact assessment, and the application of spatial analysis.

    Understanding and preserving our natural environment are essential to maintain quality of life for current and future generations. Key skills and knowledge to succeed in these fields are developed in this Major.

    Graduates can influence the direction of future government policy and agricultural and business practices to provide solutions to global warming, biodiversity conservation concerns, water resourcing issues and environmental degradation problems.

  • Major summary

    Environmental Management is available as a Major and Minor in the following programs, including double degree variations:

  • Structure of Environmental Management Major

    Students must complete 200 units of credit, as follows:

    Students complete these EIGHT courses:

    • BIOL3000 Adaptations for Survival in the Australian Environment
    • BIOL3250 Aquatic Science
    • ENVR2330 Australian Ecology: from Theory to Practice
    • ENVR3310 Environmental Impact Assessment and Planning
    • ENVR3520 Natural Resource Management
    • GEOG1110 Physical Geography: Climates, Geology and Soils
    • GEOG3110 Coastal Processes and Planning
    • SCIE3290 Geographic Information Systems

    Here you can find full details of the courses on offer.

    Please note: The availability of these courses is indicative only and may be subject to change.

  • Study Abroad

    You will have the opportunity to complete part of your degree at one of our partner institutions
    through our exchange program. Get in touch with the Study Abroad Office to find out more about
    studying in Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Real-world experience

    You will learn from academics who are industry leaders and, through our practicum placements and internship programs, you will gain real professional experience and make valuable contacts with potential employers.

  • Entry requirements

    Academic requirements for this program are outlined below.  In addition, to be eligible for admission, all applicants need to satisfy minimum requirements outlined at admission requirements. These include those relating to age and English Language Proficiency.  We also consider your application more broadly – your non-academic achievements (such as any previous leadership roles, volunteering, work, church and/or community involvement) as well as personal qualities - your aspirations and interests and your capacity to complete your chosen program.

    Applicants with recent Secondary Education:

    • Indicative ATAR of 70 with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD)
    • Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24
    • Completed AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD).

    Applicants with Higher Education Study

    • Other university studies completed at undergraduate level or higher, a minimum of 4 successfully completed subjects;
    • Successful completion of the Notre Dame Tertiary Pathway Program or of another Enabling Program at a level deemed sufficient by the University;

    Applicants who have successfully completed subjects at another University, which are relevant to the selected program of study, may be eligible for Advanced Standing.

    Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

    • Completed AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

    Applicants with Work and Life Experience

    Applicants who left secondary education more than two years previously and who have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then, but with relevant work and life experience. Such experience may include, but is not limited to:

    • STAT scores of at least 135 in the Multiple Choice section and 140 in the Written English section are required
    • Mature-age completion of two Year 12 WACE or HSC exams with a resulting ATAR of 70 or above
    • Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent results if these have been completed within the last 5 years.

    Please note: all applicants must be of school leaving age or older to apply.

  • Fees and costs

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    The FEE-HELP loan scheme assists eligible fee-paying students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your FEE-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index.

  • Honours

    An Honours award is available for this program.  Further information can be found in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) regulations, or by contacting the School of Arts & Sciences.

  • Career opportunities

    The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

    • Conservation officer
    • Environmental officer
    • Environmental impact assessor
    • Natural resource management officer
    • Sustainable development officer
  • More information

    For more information on the Bachelor of Arts (Major: Environmental Science), please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

    All international enquiries should contact the International Students Office on

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