Bachelor of Environmental Science

RMIT University

Program Overview

The environment faces threats and challenges that include climate change, habitat loss, overpopulation, emerging contaminant and pollution events, and food and water security.The breadth of these environmental challenges requires a combination of knowledge and skills in chemistry, biology, statistics, research, and earth sciences for an interdisciplinary approach to surmounting these difficulties.In RMIT's Bachelor of Environmental Science, you will learn about the biogeochemical processes that occur in both natural and degraded environments, and specialise with areas of study like environmental biology, environmental chemistry, geosciences or geospacial sciences.



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 37,440


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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  • Environmental Chemistry 1A
  • Scientific Skills and Communication
  • The Changing Environment
  • Life on Earth
  • Environmental Chemistry 1B
  • Spatial Information Science Fundamentals
  • Energy and Earth's Environment

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$ 37,440 annually, to study in RMIT University.

Your work as an environmental scientist may involve laboratory work, field work, report writing, and research.

Typical tasks graduates perform include:

  • sample collection and analysis
  • waste management
  • ongoing monitoring and assessment
  • environmental impact assessment
  • site remediation
  • policy development
  • cleaner production
  • environmental education and training
  • emerging contaminant analysis
  • environmental auditing.
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