Bachelor of Environmental Systems (Honours)

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The Bachelor of Environmental Systems (Honours) comprehensively examines both natural and agricultural systems. How we manage our environment and natural resources will arguably determine Australia’s economic future, and ensuring ecologically-sustainable production is one of the greatest challenges facing our society. You will explore the ways that we might respond to these challenges, and as a graduate you will meet the national and international demand for well-trained environmental scientists with strong quantitative skills and a thorough understanding of the physical, chemical and biological interactions in the environment. The Bachelor of Environmental Systems (Honours) allows you to pursue you own research project focusing on the application of systems-thinking to the issues of the day such as climate change, water, food security and carbon emissions.

Units of study

Further course information

Honours projects

http://sydney.edu.au/agriculture/future_postgraduates/honours.shtml

Honours awards and classes

http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/agriculture/undergraduate/b_environmental_systems.shtml

Postgraduate research at the University

Whether you choose to study a coursework degree comprising a smaller research project component or undertake an intensive research only degree, you will benefit by undertaking Postgraduate studies with the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment. The Faculty has a dynamic interdisciplinary research community that attracts high levels of industry support and funding both nationally and internationally. See our website at http://sydney.edu.au/agriculture/future_postgraduates/

Applying for honours

Completing a Bachelor of Environmental Systems degree with an Honours year opens the door to many opportunities, particularly in the field of research. Honours students have the opportunity to undertake exciting, original research under the supervision of internationally recognised scientists, and some end up publishing one or more scientific papers based on their Honours projects. Honours also enhances your career prospects. Graduate Destination Surveys consistently reveal that students who have completed an Honours year are significantly more likely to gain employment in an area related to their field of study, compared to students who have completed a 3-year science degree.

Admission

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Environmental Systems (Honours), you must:

1) have qualified for or be a graduate with a relevant pass degree from the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment or Faculty of Science or hold an equivalent qualification from another institution;
2) have achieved a Year 2/3 Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 65 (or the equivalent), For those candidates entering from another institution to be determined by the Degree Coordinator.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Apply Online

International students

How to apply

Apply Online

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount

This student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. If you are a Commonwealth supported student and was enrolled in a University course before 1 January 2013 your student contribution may differ.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Future Students' website.

Annual review

Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

International students

Indicative international tuition fees for undergraduate students

This international tuition fee is an indication only of the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact tuition fees that you pay will depend on the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Future Students' website.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.