Bachelor of Environmental Science
CQUniversity - Online

Course outline

Become a leader in environmental science and make a difference to the living and non-living environment, and prepare for a broad range of rewarding careers in environmental science. In the Bachelor of Environmental Science students will examine, measure, monitor and manage aspects of the Earth’s living and non-living environment. The first year of study incorporates skills-focused units that develop field and laboratory competencies useful for research and desired by industry and government. Further subjects include environmental economics, geography, environmental law and community engagement, in addition to underpinning biological and chemical sciences, that will develop skills and knowledge that enable students to contribute to the sustainability of ecosystems and societies. This course offers a strong science focus with majors in environmental geography or integrated land and water management. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Environmental Science.


Students studying online will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for some units.


Environmental Geography; Integrated Land and Water Management.

Other requirements

Students have the opportunity to undertake either an industry placement, or a short research project. Prior to a work placement or internship, a prospective employer may require students to undertake health or security checks. For full course requirements, visit courses at CQUniversity.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and for this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
Biology or Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C).
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

Environmental officer; environmental consultant; environmental scientist; vegetation management officer; air quality control officer; water management officer.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
CSP/$8016 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Primary industries and environment
Study Mode
Course Duration

3 years External or 6 years External