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 BIOL1101, BIOL1991, BIOL1500, BIOL1901, BIOL1911
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
N BIOL1991, BIOL1901, BIOL1101, BIOL1500, BIOL1001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

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 CHEM1906, CHEM1909, CHEM1901, CHEM1101, CHEM1905, CHEM1109, CHEM1903
Semester 1
or
CHEM1101
Chemistry 1A
6    A HSC Chemistry and Mathematics
N CHEM1905, CHEM1906, CHEM1903, CHEM1001, CHEM1909, CHEM1109, CHEM1901
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
or
CHEM1901
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6    P HSC Chemistry result of 80 or more
N CHEM1109, CHEM1001, CHEM1101, CHEM1905, CHEM1903, CHEM1909, CHEM1906

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
ENVX1002
Introduction to Statistical Methods
6    C Prohibitions: ENVX1001
Semester 1
AGEC1006
Economic Environment of Agriculture
6    A HSC Mathematics
N AGEC1004, AGEC1003
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    N BIOL1002
Semester 2
AGEN1006
Biological Chemistry
6    P CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901
N CHEM1002
Semester 2

Year 2

Year 2 will have the following structure: 36 credit points of core units including:
AGEN2001
Plant Function
6    P (BIOL1001 or BIOL1911) and 12cp of Junior Chemistry
Semester 1
ENVX2001
Applied Statistical Methods
6    P ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or BIOM1003 or MATH1011 or MATH1015
Semester 1
SOIL2003
Soil Properties and Processes
6      Semester 1
AGEN2005
Plant Systems Biology
6    P AGEN2001 or BIOL2023 or BIOL2923
Semester 2
ENVX3001
Environmental GIS
6    P AGEN1002 or 6cp of Junior Geoscience or 6cp of Junior Biology
Semester 2
LWSC2002
Introductory Hydrology
6    P 6cp of Junior Geoscience or AGEN1002
Semester 2
And 12 credit points of elective units.
AREC2001
Econ of Biological Production Systems
6    P ECON1001 or AGEC1006 or AGEC1102
Semester 1
GENE2002
Veterinary and Agricultural Genetics 2
6    A Knowledge of biology, chemistry and statistics from, or equivalent to that in, the 1st year Units of Study in the degrees in which this Unit is available.?
P At least one of (BIOL1001, BIOL1002, BIOL1101, BIOL1901, BIOL1911, VETS1018)
N GENE2001
Semester 1
GEOS1001
Earth, Environment and Society
6    N ENSY1001, GEOS1901, GEOL1001, GEOG1001, GEOG1002, GEOL1002, GEOL1902
Semester 1
AREC2002
Commodity Market and Price Analysis
6    P ECON1001 or AGEC1006 or AGEC1102
Semester 2
AGRO3004
Managing Agro-Ecosystems
6    P (BIOL2023 or BIOL2923 or PLNT2003 or AGEN 2001) and SOIL2003.
Semester 2
ENTO2001
Introductory Entomology
6    P 12 cp of first year biology
N BIOL2917, BIOL2017
Semester 2
MICR2024
Microbes in the Environment
6    P 12 cp of first year Biology
N MICR2021, MICR2022, MICR2921, MICR2922
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
AREC2003
Concepts in Enviro and Resource Economics
6    P ECON1001 or AGEC1006 or AGEC1102
Semester 1
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    P AGEN2005 or BIOL2023 or BIOL2923
Semester 2
AGCH3033
Environmental Chemistry
6    A SOIL2003, LWSC2002
P 12 cp of Junior Chemistry
N CHEM2404
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 BIOM2001 or STAT2012 or STAT2912 or BIOL2022 or BIOL2922
Semester 1
AREC2004
Benefit-Cost Analysis
6    P ECON1001 or AGEC1006 or AGEC1102
Semester 2
and two of
ENTO4003
Integrated Pest Management
6    P ENTO2001 or ENTO2002 or BIOL2017 or BIOL2917 or BIOL2021 or BIOL2921.
Semester 2
ENVX4001
GIS, Remote Sensing and Land Management
6    P ENVX3001 or GEOS2111 or GEOS2911

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
SOIL3010
The Soil at Work
6    P SOIL2003 or SOIL2004
Semester 2
AREC3004
Economics of Water and Bio-Resources
6    P AREC2003 or RSEC2031 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 1
PLNT3001
Plant, Cell and Environment

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    P 12 cp of Intermediate Biology, Plant Science, Molecular Biology and Genetics
N PLNT3901
Semester 2

Table NTS2 Natural Terrestrial Systems Stream

Two of
ENSY3002
Fire in Australian Ecosystems
6    P AGEN2005 or BIOL2023 or BIOL2923
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 BIOM2001 or STAT2012 or STAT2912 or BIOL2022 or BIOL2922
Semester 1
and two of
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

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL; or 6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972).
N BIOL2009, BIOL2909, BIOL3909

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.
Intensive August
ENSY3003
Forest Ecosystem Science
6    P Students require a basic understanding of plant biology. Understanding principles of plant taxonomy and ecology will also be an advantage.
Semester 2
ENVI3112
Environmental Assessment
6    P (GEOS2121 or GEOS2921) and 6 additional credit points of intermediate units
N ENVI3912, ENVI3004, ENVI3002
Semester 2
PLNT3001
Plant, Cell and Environment

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    P 12 cp of Intermediate Biology, Plant Science, Molecular Biology and Genetics
N PLNT3901
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.