Environment Melbourne Geelong Warrnambool - 2021 Undergraduate

 
Environment Melbourne Geelong Warrnambool - 2021 Undergraduate
Environmental
                       engineering

                       Environmental
                       management and
                       sustainability

                       Environmental science

Environment            Marine

                       Wildlife and
                       conservation biology
Melbourne Geelong
Warrnambool

                    2021 Undergraduate
Environment Melbourne Geelong Warrnambool - 2021 Undergraduate
Your future in environment
Preserve                                                                                              Get your hands dirty
                                                                                                      All of Deakin’s environment courses have a focus on practical experience
                                                                                                                                                                                 Explore our connections with industry
                                                                                                                                                                                 Our staff have close links with industry and relationships with

our planet
                                                                                                      and offer hands-on learning experiences from year one, ensuring you        organisations such as the Department of Environment, Land, Water
                                                                                                      graduate skilled and work-ready. Depending on your course, you may         and Planning (DELWP), Parks Victoria and the Department of Primary
                                                                                                      learn skills like:                                                         Industries, ensuring our courses are up-to-date with industry trends.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Environment courses at Deakin have a core professional placement
                                                                                                      •   measuring the health of freshwater environments
                                                                                                                                                                                 unit, which means you’ll complete your placement in the likes of these
                                                                                                      •   coastal planning
                                                                                                                                                                                 high‑profile organisations:
                                                                                                      •   surveying wildlife populations
                                                                                                      •   conducting sustainability assessments                                  •   Biosis – Environmental Consulting
                                                                                                      •   studying seals and penguins.                                           •   Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Conserve wildlife and plants, study marine ecosystems                                                 You can also undertake work experience in a range of settings, including   •   Parks Victoria
                                                                                                                                                                                 •   Zoos Victoria
or help with environmental education – and get hands-on                                               community environment parks and sustainability centres, urban
                                                                                                                                                                                 •   local, state and federal government.
                                                                                                      parks – or in businesses, where students analyse waste management
experience from day one. You’ll gain the skills to impact                                             programs and develop waste management strategies and environmental
                                                                                                      improvement programs.
key environmental developments and decisions,                                                         Find out more and see students’ experiences on the ‘Get into the
                                                                                                      Wild@Deakin’ blog: deakin-environment.tumblr.com.
as well as invaluable real-world experience through
professional placement units, helping you on the path
to a rewarding career you’re passionate about.

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Award recipients for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                           promotion of gender
                                                                                                                                                                                                           equity in STEMM
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Deakin has received the prestigious Athena
                                                                                                                                                                                                           SWAN Institutional Bronze Award for its
                                                                                                                                                                                                           programs that encourage more women
                                                                                                                                                                                                           to study, research and work in Science,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Medicine (STEMM).
                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Athena SWAN program is run by Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                           in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE), and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bronze award recognises Deakin’s extensive

Contents                                                                                                                                                                                                   work in promoting gender equity, inclusivity
                                                                                                                                                                                                           and diversity.

1      Your future in environment
4      Disciplines
5      Courses
17     Contact us

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Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and equipment                           Skills to get you a job
Your learning is enhanced by a range of cutting-edge facilities and       Gain a competitive edge in the workplace with real‑world expertise
equipment, like our:                                                      and practical skills. Deakin is ranked the #1 university for both
                                                                          generic skills and good teaching in Victoria.1
•   Geographic Information Systems (GIS) lab
•   wildlife tracking technology                                          1 Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019.
•   aquaculture facilities
•   infrared motion sensing wildlife cameras                              Join our Peer Support Network (PSN)
•   high-tech research labs
                                                                          Sign up to the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment’s
•   research vessels
                                                                          PSN in your first year at Deakin to get support and guidance from more
•   remotely operated underwater vehicles.
                                                                          senior students in your course. You’ll learn about the support services
We’re also a significant partner at the Queenscliff Marine Science        and facilities available, while gaining useful tips about studying at Deakin.
Centre, offering students access to an extensive flow-through system      deakin.edu.au/sebe/peer-support
and labs, as well as a variety of nearby marine and coastal ecosystems.
deakin.edu.au/les-facilities

Experience marine life first-hand
Marine researchers have developed Deakin’s purpose‑built
research vessel, Yolla, which houses one of the most
advanced sonar systems in the world – and have created
                                                                                               The student experience
a detailed continuous map of Victoria’s sea floor habitats.                                    Deakin’s courses in environmental science have a
This data is playing a key role in supporting fishery                                          strong focus on fieldwork and practical experiences.
and conservation management of the state’s marine                                              deakin.yt/study-enviro
environments. Deakin environment students get to
participate in a range of practical activities, such as identifying
marine plants and animals using the images generated by
remotely controlled vehicles on the sea floor.

                                                                                                                                                          Travel the world
                                                                                                                                                          Deakin Abroad
                                                                                                                                                          Explore our various overseas programs, including
                                                                                                                                                          trimester abroad, short-term partner programs,
                                                                                                                                                          faculty-led study programs, overseas internships and
                                                                                                                                                          international volunteering opportunities. Deakin
                                                                                                                                                          environment students have studied in nearly every
                                                                                                                                                          continent in the world. Each year, students have the
                                                                                                                                                          opportunity to enrol in the Global Environmental
                                                                                                                                                          Placement, which offers amazing options to work with
                                                                                                                                                          turtles in Costa Rica, lions or sharks in South Africa,
                                                                                                                                                          dolphins in Tanzania, elephants in Sri Lanka, lion fish
                                                                                                                                                          in Thailand, as well as many other options.
                                                                                                                                                          deakin.edu.au/sebe/international-wil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    #1 careers service in Australia1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Prepare yourself for the jobs and careers of the future.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Access our career centre, DeakinTALENT, and use its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    programs and services to research different career
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    options, hone your interview skills, look for casual work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    while you study or find a graduate job.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    deakintalent.deakin.edu.au

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1	Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards (AGRIA) –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2017, 2018 and 2019.

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Disciplines                                                                                                              Courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Deakin code     S342                 Cloud Campus    C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Course duration in years    3      Melbourne Burwood Campus     B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Trimester     T       Geelong Waterfront Campus   WF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus    WP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Warrnambool Campus     WB

                             Choose your area of expertise from our disciplines (also known as
                             study areas). Knowing which discipline you’re interested in helps career
                                                                                                                                                      Bachelor of Environmental                         Course structure1,2
                             advisers find the best course for your interests. Visit deakin.edu.au for                                                                                                  This 24-credit-point course consists of 15 core units and nine elective units.
                             detailed discipline and course information, including a description of                                                   Science (Environmental
                             the units within each degree.                                                                                            Management and Sustainability)                       Year             Trimester 1                                        Trimester 2
                                                                                                                                                      S398   B   3 T1, T2
                             •   Environmental engineering
                             •   Environmental science                                                                                                                                                    Year 1            Ecology and the Environment                        Physical Geography
                                                                                                                                                      Combining the latest research with extensive                          Techniques in Environmental Science                Environmental Sustainability
                             •   Marine                                                                                                               fieldwork, the Bachelor of Environmental
                             •   Sustainability and environmental management                                                                                                                                                Elective x 2                                       Elective x 2
                                                                                                                                                      Science (Environmental Management and
                             •   Wildlife and conservation biology                                                                                    Sustainability) prepares you to adapt to global
                                                                                                                                                      change and implement sustainability strategies      Year 2            Society and Environment                            Environmental Team Based Research
                                                                                                                                                      both locally and globally.                                            Hydrology and Water Resources                      Environmental Planning and Impact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Management                                         Assessment
                                                                                                                                                      Careers                                                               Indigenous Engagement: Natural                     Introduction to Geographic Information
                                                                                                                                                      Your deep understanding of sustainability and                         Resource Management                                Systems
                                                                                                                                                      extensive fieldwork experience will set you up                        Elective                                           Elective x 1
                                                                                                                                                      for career success in a variety of areas:
                                                                                                                                                      •   catchment management                            Year 3            Professional Practice                              Policy Instruments for Sustainability
                                                                                                                                                      •   climate change adaptation and mitigation                          Managing Environmental Projects                    One unit from:
                                                                                                                                                      •   coastal and park management                                       Integrating Marine, Coastal and                    Risks to Healthy Environments OR
                                                                                                                                                      •   conservation                                                      Catchment Management                               Resource Efficiency and Waste
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Elective                                           Management3
                                                                                                                                                      •   environmental education
                                                                                                                                                      •   environmental planning and policy                                                                                    Elective x 2
                                                                                                                                                      •   environmental protection
                                                                                                                                                      •   environmental science                         deakin.edu.au/course/bachelor-environmental-science-
                                                                                                                                                      •   industry-based environmental management       environmental-management-and-sustainability
                                                                                                                                                      •   land rehabilitation
                                                                                                                                                      •   pollution control                             1 This course structure should be used as a guide only and advice should be sought when selecting units.
                                                                                                                                                      •   sustainability                                2	Academic Integrity (STP050), Career Tools for Employability (STP010) and Introduction to Safety and Project
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Oriented Learning (SEJ010) are compulsory 0-credit-point units that you must undertake as part of this course.
                                                                                                                                                      •   waste management                              3 Available in Trimester 3.
                                                                                                                                                      •   water resource management.
Photo credit: © Adam Purdy

                                                                                                                                                      Work experience
                                                                                                         The student experience                       Professional Practice is a core unit that lets
                                                                                                         Hear from our students about how to get      you complete a placement for a minimum of
                                                                                                         out into the field to develop solutions to   two weeks (80–160 hours) within a relevant,
                                                                                                         environmental issues. deakin.yt/ems          course-related organisation. A number of
                                                                                                                                                      elective units also help you gain extensive
                                                                                                                                                      practical experience, including undertaking a
                                                                                                                                                      Global Environment Placement, Global Science
                                                                                                                                                      Placement, Industry Based Learning, Career
                                                                                                                                                      Placement or a STEM Placement.

                                                                                                                                                      Professional recognition
                                                                                                                                                      Once you’ve gained five years’ experience                                        Passionate about environmental change?
                                                                                                                                                      working in the environmental industry,
                                                                                                                                                      you may be eligible to become a Certified
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       You’ll flourish in this career!
                                    ‘The most rewarding aspect of my course                                                                                                                                                            We live in a world where human impact is a constant threat to our
                                                                                                                                                      Environmental Practitioner through the
                                     would be having the opportunity to take my                                                                       Environment Institute of Australia and New                                       environment and biodiversity. Everywhere we look, we’re confronted
                                                                                                                                                      Zealand (EIANZ). For full membership details,                                    with its increasing loss, and this is creating unforeseen impacts on entire
                                     learning from the classroom out into the field.                                                                                                                                                   ecosystems. But, there are people who are fighting against the neglect –
                                                                                                                                                      visit eianz.org/membership-information/
                                    These experiences provided me valuable skills                                                                     membership-categories.                                                           fighting for the environment.
                                     and knowledge which I will use throughout my                                                                                                                                                      With a career in environmental management and sustainability, you could
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       become part of this group of people who are driven by a passion for
                                     professional life.’                                                                                                                                                                               ensuring our planet is able to remain home for us and our abundance of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       wildlife. Find out what Associate Professor Kelly Miller has to say on careers
                                     Kimberley Allan                                                                                                                                                                                   in environmental management and sustainability.
                                     Bachelor of Environmental Science                                                                                                                                                                 this.deakin.edu.au/career/passionate-about-environmental-change-
                                     (Environmental Management and Sustainability)                                                                                                                                                     youll-flourish-in-this-career

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Courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Deakin code     S342                 Cloud Campus    C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Course duration in years    3      Melbourne Burwood Campus     B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Trimester             Geelong Waterfront Campus
                                                                  Hands-on learning in the wild
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     T                                   WF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus    WP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Warrnambool Campus     WB

                                                                  First-year wildlife and conservation biology students
                                                                  have the opportunity to visit Cape Conran. Working
                                                                  with Deakin staff and our industry partners in
Bachelor of Environmental                                         the DELWP Southern Ark team, students catch
Science (Wildlife and                                             small mammals and learn the skills involved in
                                                                  correct handling, identifying, sexing and in many
Conservation Biology)                                             cases, micro-chipping of these animals. Other
S393   B   3 T1, T2, T31
                                                                  activities undertaken include GPS and GIS exercises,
Deakin’s Bachelor of Environmental Science                        radio‑tracking, camera trapping and bird surveys.
(Wildlife and Conservation Biology) gets you
out of the classroom and into nature. Learn
how to capture and handle native animals,
measure the health of ecosystems, survey
wildlife populations, develop conservation
strategies and even have the opportunity to
visit global biodiversity hot-spots.

Careers
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Environmental
Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology),
you’ll be qualified for a career in wildlife
conservation and management, or in
                                                  Professional recognition
environmental science more generally, and
                                                  Once you’ve gained five years’ experience
ready to take up challenging roles such as:
                                                  working in the environmental industry,
•
•
    conservation biologist
    conservation officer
                                                  you may be eligible to become a Certified
                                                  Environmental Practitioner through the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               #1 university in Victoria for
•   environmental consultant                      Environment Institute of Australia and New                                                                                                                                   student satisfaction
•   landscape ecologist                           Zealand (EIANZ). For full membership details,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Year on year, our students are the most satisfied students of
•   park ranger                                   visit eianz.org/membership-information/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               all Victorian universities1. We’ve ranked this highly for the past
•   project officer                               membership-categories.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               10 years, with students being particularly happy with our:
•   research scientist
•   wildlife biologist                                                                                                                                                                                                         •   teaching
•   wildlife manager                                                                                                                                                                                                           •   learning resources
•   wildlife officer.                             Course structure2                                                                                                                                                            •   student support
                                                  This 24-credit-point course consists of 17 core units and seven elective units.                                                                                              •   skills development
Opportunities exist to work with wildlife,
including their habitats and threats, and the                                                                                                                     The student experience                                       •   learner engagement.
policies and strategies that guide management.       Year             Trimester 1                                      Trimester 2                                Hear from two of our students about the unique               1	Australian Graduate Survey 2010 -2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).
You could obtain these types of jobs in the                                                                                                                       hands-on and global experience Deakin offers in
private, government and not-for-profit sectors.     Year 1            Cells and Genes                                  Physical Geography
                                                                                                                                                                  Wildlife and Conservation Biology. deakin.yt/wcb
                                                                      Ecology and the Environment                      Introduction to Parks and Wildlife
Work experience                                                       Biodiversity: A Global Perspective               Conservation
Professional Practice is a core unit that lets                        Elective                                         Biology: Form and Function
you complete a placement for a minimum of                                                                              Elective
two weeks (80–160 hours) within a relevant,
course-related organisation. A number of
                                                    Year 2            Society and Environment                          Environmental Team Based Research
elective units also help you gain extensive                           Wildlife Ecology                                 Elective x 3
practical experience, including undertaking a
                                                                      Animal Diversity
Global Environment Placement, Global Science                                                                                                                                                                         ‘The most rewarding experiences of studying
                                                                      Landscape Evolution
Placement, Industry Based Learning, Career                                                                                                                                                                            with Deakin are the hands-on opportunities
Placement or a STEM Placement.
                                                    Year 3            Professional Practice                            Wildlife Conservation                                                                          that are made available to you. In my first
                                                                      Pest Plants and Animals                          Australian Vegetation and Its Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      trimester I was able to handle native animals
                                                                      Landscape Ecology                                Geographic Information Systems for
                                                                      Elective                                         Environmental Scientists                                                                       and even microchip a Brushtail Possum, which
                                                                                                                       Elective                                                                                       are real-world skills that I hope to utilise in
                                                  deakin.edu.au/course/bachelor-environmental-science-wildlife-and-conservation-biology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      my future career.’

                                                  1 Trimester 3 intake is not available to International students.
                                                  2 This course structure should be used as a guide only and advice should be sought when selecting units.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Chloe Daws
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bachelor of Environmental Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) student

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                                                                                                                         Deakin code     S342                 Cloud Campus    C
                                                                                                              Course duration in years    3      Melbourne Burwood Campus     B
                                                                                                                            Trimester     T       Geelong Waterfront Campus   WF
                                                                                                                                                Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus    WP
                                                                                                                                                       Warrnambool Campus     WB

Bachelor of Environmental                            Course structure1,2
                                                     This 24-credit-point course consists of 19 core units and five elective units.
Science (Marine Biology)
S399   WB   3 T1, T2
                                                        Year             Trimester 1                                           Trimester 2
Gain extensive hands-on experience
exploring coastal ecosystems and marine                 Year 1           Ecology and the Environment                           Marine Pollution
environments in an area that has some of                                 Cells and Genes                                       Environmental Sustainability
the highest biodiversity in Australia. Learn                             Chemistry in Our World                                Marine and Coastal Ecosystems
how to sustainably manage precious marine                                The Blue Planet: Water and Life                       Elective
environments with Deakin’s Bachelor of
Environmental Science (Marine Biology).                 Year 2           Research Methods and Data Analysis                    Marine Vertebrates
                                                                         Marine Invertebrates                                  Marine Ecology
Careers
                                                                         Marine Botany                                         Aquaculture and the Environment
As a graduate with far-reaching knowledge
of marine biology and extensive fieldwork                                Society and Environment                               Elective
experience you’ll be sought-after in a wide
range of roles including:                               Year 3           Professional Practice                                 Marine Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment
                                                                         Geographic Information Systems for                    Catchments to Coasts: Ecological Health
• aquaculture technician or manager                                      Marine Environments                                   Elective x 2
• employee of local water authorities and                                Integrating Marine, Coastal and
  GIS analysts                                                           catchment Management
• fisheries officer                                                      Elective
• laboratory technician
• local government environmental officer
                                                     deakin.edu.au/course/bachelor-environmental-science-marine-biology
• marine biology consultant
• marine educator (e.g. marine aquaria               1 This course structure should be used as a guide only and advice should be sought when selecting units.
  or ecotourism)                                     2	Academic Integrity (STP050), Career Tools for Employability (STP010) and Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented
• park ranger                                           Learning (SEJ010) are compulsory 0-credit-point units that you must undertake as part of this course.
• sustainability project officer.
The development of transferable soft skills,
research skills and critical thinking also
makes graduates more broadly employable
across the environmental science and
                                                     Related course
management sectors.
                                                     Bachelor of Marine Science                        S337     WP     3 T1, T2

Professional recognition
                                                     Study marine science at Deakin’s Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and you
Once you’ve gained five years’ experience
                                                     will gain essential knowledge and skills in ocean systems and resources
working in the environmental industry,
you may be eligible to become a Certified
                                                     through a multidisciplinary approach in the areas of marine microbiology                                                                                                      From Warrnambool to the world
                                                     and genomics, oceanography, coastal processes, marine modelling,
Environmental Practitioner through the                                                                                                                                                                                             Second-year marine biology student, Ally Clark, studies in
                                                     marine biology, marine ecology, fisheries and aquaculture. This course
Environment Institute of Australia and New                                                                                                                                                                                         Warrnambool but that hasn’t stopped her from having an
                                                     will provide you with the skills required to join the greater marine science
Zealand (EIANZ). For full membership details,                                                                                                                                                                                      international experience as part of her course.
                                                     community using new marine technologies and innovative approaches to
visit eianz.org/membership-information/
                                                     help protect and drive the sustainable future of the world’s oceans.                                                                                                          She’s already been to Costa Rica for a month to work on a turtle
membership-categories.
                                                     For more information about this course, please refer to Deakin’s                                                                                                              project, where students monitored a hatchery. Releasing baby
Work experience                                      2021 Undergraduate Science booklet or visit deakin.edu.au/course/                                                                                                             turtles and doing night patrols on the beach to collect eggs
Professional Practice is a core unit that lets you   bachelor-marine-science.                                                                                                                                                      and protect them from predators, the project contributed to
undertake a placement for a minimum of two                                                                                                                                                                                         Ally’s course.
weeks (80–160 hours) within a course-related                                                                                                                                                                                       Her next stop is Hawaii, where she’s embarking on an exchange
organisation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for a semester at Hawaii Pacific University.
A number of elective units also help                                                                                                                                                                                               Originally from Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, Deakin University’s
you gain extensive practical experience,                                                                                                                                                                                           Warrnambool Campus was always Ally’s number one priority.
including undertaking a Global Environment
Placement, Global Science Placement, Industry                                                                                                                                                                                      ‘My family used to holiday every year at Port Fairy. It’s like my
Based Learning, Career Placement or a                                                                                                                                                                                              second home down here so it was always the plan to come to
STEM Placement.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Warrnambool, but when I was in high school planning university,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I looked at all options across Australia and the world.’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   One of the tempting choices was Hawaii Pacific but Ally
                                                                                                                                                                                   Students learn in the environment and benefit   eventually went with her first pick of Deakin Warrnambool.
                                                                                                                                                                                   from extensive practical experience exploring
                                                                                                                                                                                   coastal ecosystems and marine environments.     ‘It’s living up to expectations – I love it here,’ she says.

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                                                                                                                                      The Warrnambool Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and the Queenscliff Marine Science
                                                                                                                                      Centre are near a number of aquatic environments along the spectacular Great Ocean Road,
                                                                                                                                      offering you a unique experience. You’ll access marine animals, plants and habitats, ranging from
                                                                                                                                      rivers, lakes and estuaries to intertidal rocky shores, mangroves, seagrass beds, open ocean and
                                                                                                                                      high energy sandy beaches. These all form essential components of specialist studies in marine
                                                                                                                                      biology, freshwater biology and fisheries and aquaculture.
                                                          ‘Our marine biology program provides a unique                               Understanding and managing the threats facing Australia’s marine and freshwater ecosystems
                                                           opportunity to study temperate marine biology                              requires a multidisciplinary approach to research and teaching. At Deakin you’ll gain an
                                                                                                                                      understanding of:
                                                           in a marine environment that has some of the
                                                                                                                                      •   aquatic animal health
                                                           highest biodiversity in Australia.’                                        •   cutting-edge technologies for mapping marine habitats
                                                                                                                                      •   the ecology and management of coastal marine, estuarine and freshwater ecosystems
                                                          Associate Professor Julie Mondon                                            •   the ecology and management of marine wildlife and fisheries
                                                          Associate Head of School (Warrnambool)                                      •   the effects of a drying climate on ecological function and biodiversity in rivers and streams
                                                                                                                                      •   impacts and risk assessment of aquatic pollution
                                                          Course Director, Environmental Science (Marine Biology)
                                                                                                                                      •   river restoration
                                                                                                                                      •   sustainable aquaculture.

Gain a scholarship to help
you fund your degree
Barwon Water Scholarship
If you’re a Geelong campus-based commencing
student studying an undergraduate degree in one
of the following disciplines: engineering, commerce,
finance, information technology, public relations,
journalism or human resource management,
we encourage you to apply for this scholarship.
This scholarship is valued at $2000 per year,
with a total scholarship value of $6000.
deakin.edu.au/barwon-water-scholarship

Barwon Water Scholarship for Women in STEM
Female students commencing their first year of study in
a course offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering
and Built Environment at the Geelong Waurn
Ponds Campus or Geelong Waterfront Campus, are                        Courses to careers
encouraged to apply for a Barwon Water Scholarship for
                                                                      Visit explore.deakin.edu.au to kickstart your course and
Women in STEM. This scholarship is valued at $2000 per
                                                                      career exploration. With more than 600 paired courses
year, with a total scholarship value of $6000.                        and careers, it’s the perfect destination for you to discover
deakin.edu.au/barwon-water-women-scholarship                          your future career.
                                                                      Our environment graduates have pursued exciting and
                                                                      diverse roles in the public, private and not‑for-profit
                                                                      sectors including in:
                                                                      •   agriculture
                                                                      •   air and water pollution
                                                                      •   climate change
                                                                      •   environmental management and sustainability
                                                                      •   fisheries and aquaculture
                                                                      •   marine biology
                                                                      •   natural resources management
                                                                      •   public health
                                                                      •   recycling
                                                                      •   wildlife conservation and management.

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                                                                                                               Deakin code     S342                 Cloud Campus    C
                                                                                                    Course duration in years    3      Melbourne Burwood Campus     B
                                                                                                                  Trimester     T       Geelong Waterfront Campus   WF
                                                                                                                                      Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus    WP
                                                                                                                                             Warrnambool Campus     WB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ‘The teaching and support staff at Deakin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     are brilliant. They each have remarkable
Bachelor of Environmental                           Work experience                                         Careers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     workplace expertise that they bring to life in
                                                    You’ll gain industry experience by completing           Graduates will be in high demand in this rapidly
Engineering (Honours)                               at least 60 days of practical work experience           evolving industry, addressing global issues                                                                                                              academic material, and course work is built
S465   WP   4 T1, T2
                                                    in an engineering workplace, developing                 like climate change and sustainability in roles
                                                    and enhancing your understanding of the                 such as:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     around real-world application.’
Focus on practical skills and outcomes
across sustainability, climate change and           environmental engineering profession, career
                                                                                                            •   design engineer
infrastructure when you study environmental         outcomes and the opportunity to establish
                                                                                                            •   engineering technologist                                                                                                                            Vaughn Mitchell
engineering at Deakin. Gain a broad knowledge       valuable professional networks.                                                                                                                                                                                  Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) student
                                                                                                            •   environmental health officer
across the industry, with solutions-led technical   Professional recognition                                •   green design professional
skills to put you in high demand in this ever-      This course has been designed in accordance to          •   hazardous waste manager
changing field.                                     Engineers Australia’s professional accreditation        •   natural resource manager
                                                    requirements. Deakin is currently seeking               •   noise control monitor
                                                    provisional accreditation for the Bachelor of           •   stormwater engineer
                                                    Environmental Engineering (Honours) with                •   sustainability analyst
                                                    Engineers Australia.                                    •   sustainability consultant
                                                                                                            •   waste management coordinator
                                                                                                                                                                         Course structure1,2
                                                                                                            •   water quality tester
                                                                                                            •   waterways manager.
                                                                                                                                                                         This 32-credit-point course consists of 31 credit points of core units and one elective unit.                                The student experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Our students discuss their experience
                                                                                                                                                                            Year             Trimester 1                                       Trimester 2                                            studying environmental engineering at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Deakin. deakin.yt/enviro-eng
                                                                                                                                                                            Year 1           Environmental Design                              Chemistry for the Professional Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                                             Ecology and the Environment                       Global Environmental Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                             Applied Algebra and Statistics                    Introduction to Mathematical Modelling
                                                                                                                                                                                             Engineering Physics                               Programming for Engineers

                                                                                                                                                                            Year 2           Environmental Analysis (2 credit points)          Environmental Health Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                             Engineering Modelling                             (2 credit points)
                                                                                                                                                                                             Fluid Mechanics                                   Introduction to Geographic Information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Analysing Marine Dynamics

                                                                                                                                                                            Year 3           Water Engineering Design (2 credit points)        Waste Management Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                             Air and Noise Pollution and Control               (2 credit points)
                                                                                                                                                                                             Hydrology and Hydraulics                          Environmental Protection and Planning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Risks to Healthy Environment

                                                                                                                                                                            Year 4           Engineering Project A (2 credit points)           Engineering Project B (2 credit points)
                                                                                                                                                                                             Integrated Catchment Systems                      Infrastructure Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                             Elective                                          Professional Engineering Practice3

                                                                                                                                                                         deakin.edu.au/course/bachelor-environmental-engineering-honours

                                                                                                                                                                         1	This course structure should be used as a guide only and advice should be sought
                                                                                                                                                                            when selecting units.
                                                                                                                                                                         2	Academic Integrity (STP050), Career Tools for Employability (STP010), Introduction
                                                                                                                                                                            to Safety and Project Oriented Learning (SEJ010) and Laboratory and Fieldwork
                                                                                                                                                                            Safety Induction program (SLE010) are compulsory 0-credit-point units that you
                                                                                                                                                                            must undertake as part of this course.
                                                                                                                                                                         3 This unit is offered Trimester 1, 2 or 3.                                                                 Receive recognition of previous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     qualifications or experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     With Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), your previous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     study or work experience may mean you’re eligible for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     credit towards your Deakin degree. It can reduce the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     number of units you need to study, so you can finish
                                                                                                           Water samples are collected from a pond as part                                                                                                                           your course earlier and often more affordably.
                                                                                                           of a water practicum to check for contamination.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     deakin.edu.au/rpl

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Courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Deakin code     S342                 Cloud Campus    C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Course duration in years    3      Melbourne Burwood Campus     B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Trimester     T       Geelong Waterfront Campus   WF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus    WP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Warrnambool Campus     WB

Bachelor of Science1                                            Major                                       Honours in science
 S320   B   WP   3 T1, T2                                       Environmental science
                                                                                                            The Bachelor of Environmental Science
Deakin’s Bachelor of Science prepares you for
                                                                Focusing on the technical science aspects
                                                                                                            (Honours) offers you a deep understanding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ‘In my honours year I contributed to the Grampians
                                                                of environmental science you’ll gain an
the exciting world of scientific discovery. Forge
                                                                understanding of environmental studies on
                                                                                                            of your chosen discipline through research                                                                                                              Long Term Small Mammal Project. My research
your own unique path by choosing a major                                                                    exploration. Choose further studies in biology,
sequence to solve tomorrow’s global issues
                                                                the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere                                                                                                                                                              involved working directly with Parks Victoria
                                                                                                            chemistry or mathematics.
                                                                and biosphere.
through science and discovery.
                                                                                                            deakin.edu.au/course/bachelor-science-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and contributing to fire management and
                                                                deakin.edu.au/course/bachelor-science
If you’re interested in the environment,                                                                    honours                                                                                                                                                 biodiversity goals for the region. It’s been fantastic
consider undertaking the environmental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to contribute to the overall knowledge and
science major in the Bachelor of Science.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    practical management of the environment.’

1	The Bachelor of Science is currently being redeveloped at the time this publication went to print.                                                                                                                                                              Cara Penton
   For the latest information please visit deakin.edu.au/course/bachelor-science.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bachelor of Environmental Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) graduate

        The student experience
        Fieldwork is integral to our environment courses.
        Hear what our students have to say about studying
        environmental management, sustainability, wildlife
        and conservation biology: deakin.yt/study-enviro.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Honours in environment
                                                                                                                                                                                              The Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) leads to a
                                                                                                                                                                                              range of career paths and a deep understanding of your chosen
                                                                                                                                                                                              discipline through research exploration in areas like:
                                                                                                                                                                                              •   behaviour, ecology, evolution and ecophysiology
                                                                                                                                                                                              •   ecological risk assessment
                                                                                                                                                                                              •   environmental management and sustainability
                                                                                                                                                                                              •   fisheries and aquaculture.
                                                                                                                                                                                              •   marine and freshwater biology
                                                                                                                                                                                              •   wildlife and conservation biology.
                                                                                                                                                                                              The coursework component of the honours program offers you
                                                                                                                                                                                              essential theoretical knowledge underpinning robust research,
                                                                                                                                                                                              while the research project develops the practical skills necessary
                                                                                                                                                                                              to investigate an area of interest through research exploration.
                                                                                                                                                                                              You’ll have the support and supervision of our experienced staff                 Marine science research boost
                                                                                                                                                                                              throughout your honours program, and will graduate with skills
                                                                                                                                                                                              that give you a competitive edge in the job market and an ideal                  Australian marine science research has received a boost
                                                                                                                                                                                              pathway to further study and research.                                           under a new agreement for Deakin to establish a formal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               presence at the Victorian Government’s Queenscliff
                                                                                                                                                                                              deakin.edu.au/course/bachelor-environmental-science-                             Marine Science Centre.
                                                                                                                                                                                              honours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The new agreement strengthens capacity for research in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               this region, with Deakin’s commitment to expanding our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               research in marine science across southern Australia and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Victoria in particular, reflecting the importance of our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               world’s marine resources now and for future generations.
                                                                                                                                                              Photo credit: © Sheree Marris

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Course and entry requirements

 Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management
                                                                                                                      Campus
                                                                                                                     and ATAR
                                                                                                                                           Course
                                                                                                                                          duration
                                                                                                                                                               Trimester
                                                                                                                                                                intakes
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Contact us
 and Sustainability) | S398
                                                                                                                     B   60.35                 3                 T1, T2            $9269
  Y12 2,3 VCE units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 20 in English other than EAL or 25 in English (EAL).
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 specialist mathematics.
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1	The 2020 indicative Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) fee is based on a typical                   5 Visit deakin.edu.au/science for information on these courses.                                           Visit this.deakin.edu.au to help you reach
   enrolment for an Australian domestic student enrolled in two trimesters of full-time               6 Melbourne Burwood Campus only.
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2	Recent secondary education applicants include current Year 12 students in 2020,                       undergraduate component, students must meet the minimum entry requirements for
   as well as Year 12 graduates from 2019 and 2018.                                                      the Bachelor of Arts (A300) and the Bachelor Science (S320). To proceed to the Master
                                                                                                                                                                                                                professionals and inspirational students.
3	International student entry requirements can be found at: deakin.edu.au/                              of Teaching (Secondary), students must earn a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60
   international-students.                                                                               during their undergraduate studies. Additional requirements may apply.
4	There are four categories under which non-Year 12 applicants may apply to Deakin:                  9 Trimester 3 in year 3 is a compulsory study period.
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   – applicants with work and life experience
   – applicants who completed Year 12 in 2017 or earlier.
	Visit deakin.edu.au/course and head to the course of interest to find out further
   details on admission requirements.

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