Bachelor of Environment and Society

RMIT University

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Environment and Society is a step toward a career that addresses the most pressing issues of our time, including biodiversity protection, food and water security, corporate responsibility, resource depletion, and climate change.You’ll join a community of passionate peers, all learning how to develop new methods of consumption and production, working toward a more sustainable future.
This unique degree highlights the social elements of environmental issues, providing graduates with operational knowledge and essential soft skills in communication and critical thinking, making you highly desirable to future employers. As a graduate, you will understand how to evaluate environmental policies and management strategies at local and global levels. To ensure you’re work-ready, you will undertake a minimum 20-day work placement in your final semester. Engagement with the environmental sector is also embedded in a number of subjects and assessments, and your final year project offers a chance to explore your passions in a supported environment. 



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 32,640


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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  • Environmental Ideas and Action
  • Sustainable Futures
  • Environmental Processes and Change
  • Ecological Foundations of Planning
  • Power and Governance
  • The Urban Age
  • Global Political Economy

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school) qualification.Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)

  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)

  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

The cost of studying at RMIT University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 32,640 annually, to study in RMIT University.

As a Bachelor of Environment and Society graduate, you will have specific knowledge, as well as practical communication, problem-solving and research skills to help make you a desirable candidate to employers.

Your studies will prepare you to be an effective agent for the environment and for society, locally and internationally. You may find work with:

  • Commonwealth, state and local governments
  • consulting firms
  • community organisations
  • private and public businesses in metropolitan and rural areas
  • non-government aid and development agencies.

You may find work as a policymaker or officer, an environmental activist or advocate, a sustainability consultant or manager, a community educator, or an environmental protection officer. You could find yourself undertaking tasks relating to environmental management, identifying community needs, sustainability planning and environmental reporting.

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