Bachelor of Environmental Systems

Units of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Year 1

Year 1 will have the following 48 credit point structure:
AGEN1001
Shaping our Landscapes
6    N AFNR1001
Semester 1
BIOL1001
Concepts in Biology
6    A HSC Biology, however, students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (in February).
N BIOL1911, BIOL1991
Semester 1
Summer Main
or
BIOL1911
Concepts in Biology (Advanced)
6    P 80+ in HSC 2-unit Biology (or equivalent) or Distinction or better in a University level Biology unit, or an ATAR of 95 or greater
N BIOL1001, BIOL1991.
Semester 1
CHEM1001
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A
6    A There is no assumed knowledge of chemistry for this unit of study, but students who have not undertaken an HSC chemistry course are strongly advised to complete a chemistry bridging course before lectures commence.
N CHEM1101, CHEM1109, CHEM1901, CHEM1903
Semester 1
or
CHEM1101
Chemistry 1A
6    A HSC Chemistry and Mathematics
C Recommended concurrent units of study: 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics
N CHEM1001, CHEM1109, CHEM1901, CHEM1903
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
or
CHEM1901
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6    P ATAR of at least 95 and HSC Chemistry result in band 5 or 6, or by invitation.
C Recommended concurrent unit of study: 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics
N CHEM1001, CHEM1101, CHEM1109, CHEM1903

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
ENVX1001
Introductory Statistical Methods
6    A 70 or more in HSC Mathematics
N MATH1111, MATH1011, MATH1001, MATH1901, MATH1906, MATH1015, MATH1005, MATH1905, BIOM1003, ECMT1010, BUSS1020, STAT1021, STAT1022
Semester 1
AGEC1102
Agricultural and Resource Economics
6    A HSC Mathematics or HSC Mathematics Extension 1
N AGEC1002
Semester 2
AGEN1002
Sustaining our Landscapes
6    A School Year 12 level knowledge of mathematics, some biology and chemistry.
Semester 2
AGEN1004
Applied Biology for Ag and Environment
6    P BIOL1001, CHEM1001
C AGEN1006
N BIOL1002
Semester 2
AGEN1006
Biological Chemistry
6    P CHEM1001 or equivalent content
N CHEM1002
Semester 2

Year 2

Year 2 will have the following structure: 36 credit points of core units including:
AGEN2001
Plant Function
6    A Junior level biology and chemistry
P BIOL1001, CHEM1001, CHEM1002 or Units of Study with equivalent content
Semester 1
ENVX2001
Applied Statistical Methods
6    P ENVX1001 or BIOM1003 or MATH1011 and MATH1015
Semester 1
ENVX3001
Environmental GIS
6    A least 48 credit points in second year agriculture/science units.
Semester 2
SOIL2003
Soil Properties and Processes
6      Semester 1
AGEN2005
Plant Systems Biology
6    A Junior chemistry and intermediate level biology
P BIOL1001, CHEM1001
Semester 2
LWSC2002
Introductory Hydrology
6    A SOIL2003 and [(AFNR1001 and AFNR1002) or ENSY1001 or (AGEN1001 and AGEN1002)] and (BIOM1001 or ENVX1001).
Semester 2
And 12 credit points of elective units.
AGEC2103
Production Economics
6    P ECON1001 or AGEC1006 or (AGEC1003 and AGEC1004) or RESEC1031
N AGEC2003
Semester 1
GENE2001
Agricultural Genetics 2
6    P At least one of (BIOL1001, BIOL1002, BIOL1101, BIOL1901, BIOL1911)
Semester 1
GEOS1001
Earth, Environment and Society
6    N GEOS1901, GEOG1001, GEOG1002, GEOL1001, GEOL1002, GEOL1902, ENSY1001
Semester 1
AGEC2101
Market and Price Analysis
6    P AGEC1006 or (AGEC1003 and AGEC1004) or AGEC1002 or AGEC1102 or RSEC1031 or AGEC1031
N AGEC2001
Semester 2
AGRO3004
Managing Agro-Ecosystems
6    P AFNR1001, AFNR1002, PLNT2003, SOIL2003 and (BIOM2001 or ENVX2001)
Semester 2
ENTO2001
Introductory Entomology
6    P 12 credit points of first year biology
N BIOL2017, BIOL2917
Semester 2
MICR2024
Microbes in the Environment
6    P 12 credit points of first year Biology
N MICR2001, MICR2901, MICR2003, MICR2007, MICR2011, MICR2021, MICR2921, MICR2909
Semester 2
BIOL2024
Ecology and Conservation
6    A BIOL1002 or BIOL1902
P 12cp Junior BIOL; or 6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901).
N BIOL2924
Semester 2
RSEC2031
Resource Economics
6    N AGEC1031, RSEC1031
Semester 2
SOIL2004
The Soil Resource
6      Semester 2

Year 3

Year 3 will have the following structure: 24 credit points of core units including:
SOIL3009
Contemporary Field and Lab Soil Science
6    P SOIL2003
Semester 1
LWSC3007
Advanced Hydrology and Modelling
6    P LWSC2002
Semester 1
ENSY3001
Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions
6    A SOIL2003, LWSC2002, LWSC3007, PLNT2003, ENSY2001


It is strongly advised that PLNT3001 or PLNT3901 are taken concurrently
Semester 2
PLNT3001
Plant, Cell and Environment
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate Biology, Plant Science, Molecular Biology and Genetics
N PLNT3901
Semester 2
And 24 credit points from either Table AS2 or Table NTS2.

Table AS2 Agricultural Systems Stream

two of:
AFNR3001
Agro-ecosystems in Developing Countries
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
AGRO4003
Crop and Pasture Agronomy
6    P AGRO3004
Semester 1
AGRO4004
Sustainable Farming Systems
6    P AGRO3004
Semester 1
ENVI3111
Environmental Law and Ethics
6    P 12 credit points of intermediate units of study
N ENVI3911
Semester 1
ENVX3002
Statistics in the Natural Sciences
6    P ENVX2001 or STAT2012 or STAT2912 or BIOL2022 or BIOL2922
Semester 1
MICR3125
Microbial Ecology
6    A Fundamentals of molecular biology
P MICR2022 or MICR2024
Semester 1
PPAT4005
Soil Biology
6    P MICR2024 or 6cp intermediate microbiology
Semester 1
RSEC4131
Benefit-Cost Analysis
6    P (ECON2001 or ECOS2001) and (AGEC2103 or AGEC2003)
N AGEC4037
Semester 1
and two of
AGCH3033
Environmental Chemistry
6    A SOIL2003, LWSC2002
N CHEM2404
Semester 2
ENTO4003
Integrated Pest Management
6    P ENTO2001 or ENTO2002 or BIOL2017 or BIOL2917 (Note: BIOL2017/BIOL2917 are only for BSc students who elect to take this UoS)
Semester 2
ENVX4001
GIS, Remote Sensing and Land Management
6    A Recommended units include GEOS2111/GEOS2911 (Natural Hazards: a GIS approach), ENVX3001 (Environmental GIS), SOIL3004 (The Soil Resource), GEOS3014/GEOS3914 (GIS in Coastal Management)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Consent of the unit coordinator required.
Semester 2
PLNT3002
Plant Growth and Development
6    P 12 credit points of intermediate PLNT, BIOL, AGCH or CROP units of study including at least one of PLNT2001, PLNT2901, PLNT2003, PLNT2903, BIOL2016, BIOL2916, BIOL2003, BIOL2903, BIOL2006, BIOL2906, CROP2001, AGCH2002
N PLNT3902, BIOL3021, BIOL3931
Semester 2
SOIL3010
The Soil at Work
6    P SOIL2003 or SOIL2004
Semester 2
The following unit will be available in 2013, but NOT in 2014
RSEC4134
Economics of Water & Bio-resources
6    A (ECON2002 or ECOS2002), AGEC3001, AGEC2101, AGEC2105
P (ECON2001 or ECOS2001) and (AGEC2103 or AGEC2003)
N ECON3013
Semester 2

Table NTS2 Natural Terrestrial Systems Stream

two of
ENSY3002
Fire in Australian Ecosystems
6    A Junior level biology and chemistry
Semester 1
ENVI3111
Environmental Law and Ethics
6    P 12 credit points of intermediate units of study
N ENVI3911
Semester 1
ENVX3002
Statistics in the Natural Sciences
6    P ENVX2001 or STAT2012 or STAT2912 or BIOL2022 or BIOL2922
Semester 1
MICR3125
Microbial Ecology
6    A Fundamentals of molecular biology
P MICR2022 or MICR2024
Semester 1
PLNT3003
Systematics and Evolution of Plants
6    P 6 credit points of any Intermediate unit of study from BIOL, PLNT, LWSC, HORT, GEOS, GEOG, ENVI, SOIL.
N PLNT3903
Semester 1
PPAT4005
Soil Biology
6    P MICR2024 or 6cp intermediate microbiology
Semester 1
and two of
AGCH3033
Environmental Chemistry
6    A SOIL2003, LWSC2002
N CHEM2404
Semester 2
BIOL3007
Ecology
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL; or 6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972).
N BIOL3907
Semester 2
BIOL3009
Terrestrial Field Ecology
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL; or 6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972).
N BIOL3909. BIOL2009, BIOL2909.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree. Departmental permission is required for entry into this unit of study. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any Senior BIOL units of study may also be considered. This unit is only available in EVEN numbered years (e.g. 2014, 2016...), but students are offered alternative Senior field units in ODD numbered years.
Int August
ENSY3003
Forest Ecosystem Science
6    A Students will require an understanding of plant growth and nutrient acquisition. A general understanding of Australian plant diversity and general concepts of ecology will also be an advantage.
P One of: PLNT2002, PLNT2003 or ENVI2111
Semester 2
ENVI3112
Environmental Assessment
6    P (GEOS2121 or GEOS2921) and 6 additional credit points of intermediate units
N ENVI3002, ENVI3004, ENVI3912
Semester 2
PLNT3002
Plant Growth and Development
6    P 12 credit points of intermediate PLNT, BIOL, AGCH or CROP units of study including at least one of PLNT2001, PLNT2901, PLNT2003, PLNT2903, BIOL2016, BIOL2916, BIOL2003, BIOL2903, BIOL2006, BIOL2906, CROP2001, AGCH2002
N PLNT3902, BIOL3021, BIOL3931
Semester 2

Honours

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
The Honours Year will have the following 48 credit point structure:
AFNR4101
Research Project A
12    P 144 credit points of level 1000-3000 units of study
Semester 1
ENSY4001
Scientific Method and Communication
6    C AFNR4101
N AFNR5904, AFNR5901

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
AFNR4102
Research Project B
12    P AFNR4101
Semester 2
And 18 credit points of Year 3 Bachelor of Environmental Systems core units, and elective units from either Table ATS2 or Table NTS2 which have not been previously completed by the candidate and or any other Level 4XXX unit offered by the Faculty subject to Department permission.