Environmental Studies

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

Environmental Studies

For a major in Environmental Studies, students are required to complete a minimum of 24 credit points from Senior units of study listed below, including at least 12 credit points from Senior ENVI units
Please refer to the Science Faculty website for details of the major, http://sydney.edu.au/science/
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
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
BIOL1991
Concepts in Biology (Special Studies)
6    P ATAR of at least 99.0 OR a Band 6 result in Biology HSC OR medalist in International Biology Olympiad
N BIOL1001, BIOL1911, BIOL1993

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1002
Living Systems
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 BIOL1902
Semester 2
BIOL1902
Living Systems (Advanced)
6    P Distinction or better in the BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 OR HSC Biology equal to 90 or greater OR an ATAR equal to 95 or greater
N BIOL1002
Semester 2
GEOS1001
Earth, Environment and Society
6    N GEOS1901, GEOG1001, GEOG1002, GEOL1001, GEOL1002, GEOL1902, ENSY1001
Semester 1
GEOS1901
Earth, Environment and Society Advanced
6    P An ATAR above 93 is normally required for admission. This requirement may be varied and students should consult the unit of study coordinator.
N GEOS1001, GEOG1001, GEOG1002, GEOL1001, GEOL1002, GEOL1902

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
GEOS1002
Introductory Geography
6    N GEOS1902, GEOG1001, GEOG1002
Semester 2
GEOS1902
Introductory Geography (Advanced)
6    P An ATAR equivalent) above 93 is normally required for admission. This requirement may be varied and students should consult the unit of study coordinator.
N GEOS1002, GEOG1001, GEOG1002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
GEOS1003
Introduction to Geology
6    N GEOS1903, GEOL1002, GEOL1902, GEOL1501
Semester 2
Summer Late
GEOS1903
Introduction to Geology (Advanced)
6    P A UAI (or ATAR equivalent) above 93 is normally required for admission. This requirement may be varied and students should consult the unit of study coordinator.
N GEOL1002, GEOL1902, GEOS1003

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
Intermediate units of study
BIOL2009
Intro to Terrestrial Field Ecology
6    A BIOL1002 or BIOL1902 and 12 credit points of Intermediate Biology
P 12cp Junior BIOL; or 6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901)
N BIOL2909, BIOL3009, 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 intermediate BIOL units of study may also be considered. The unit is only available in EVEN years (2014, 2016), but students may apply for entry into an alternative intermediate field unit in ODD years.
Int August
BIOL2909
Intro to Terrestrial Field Ecology (Adv)
6    A BIOL1002 or BIOL1902 and 12 credit points of Intermediate Biology
P Distinction average in either 12cp Junior BIOL; or 6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901).
N BIOL2009, BIOL3009, 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 intermediate BIOL units of study may also be considered. The unit is only available in EVEN years (2014, 2016), but students may apply for entry into an alternative intermediate field unit in ODD years.
Int August
BIOL2010
Intro to Tropical Wildlife Biology

This unit of study is not available in2014

6    A BIOL1002
P 12cp Junior BIOL; OR 6cp Junior BIOL and 6cp MBLG1001/1901
N BIOL2910, BIOL3010, BIOL3910

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, based on placement availability and merit. The unit is only available in ODD years (2013, 2015..) but students may apply for entry into an alternative Intermediate field unit in EVEN years.
Int February
BIOL2910
Intro to Tropical Wildlife Biology (Adv)

This unit of study is not available in2014

6    A BIOL1002
P 12cp Junior BIOL; OR 6cp Junior BIOL and 6cp MBLG1001/1901; with Distinction average. These requirements may be varied and students with lower averages should consult the Unit Coordinator.
N BIOL2010, BIOL3010, BIOL3910

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, based on placement availability and merit. The unit is only available in ODD years (2013, 2015..) but students may apply for entry into an alternative Intermediate field unit in EVEN years.
Int February
BIOL2022
Biology Experimental Design & Analysis
6    P 12cp Junior BIOL; or 6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901).
N BIOL3006, BIOL3906, BIOL2922
Semester 2
BIOL2922
Biol Experimental Design & Analysis Adv
6    P Distinction average in either 12cp Junior BIOL; or 6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901). These requirements may be varied and students with lower averages should consult the Unit Coordinator.
N BIOL3006, BIOL3906, BIOL2022
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
BIOL2924
Ecology and Conservation (Advanced)
6    A BIOL1002 or BIOL1902
P Distinction average in either 12cp Junior BIOL; or 6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901). These requirements may be varied and students with lower averages should consult the Unit Coordinator.
N BIOL2024
Semester 2
GEOS2111
Natural Hazards: a GIS Approach
6    P 24 credit points of Junior Science units of study, including 6 credit points of first year Geosciences units
N GEOG2411, GEOS2911
Semester 1
GEOS2911
Natural Hazards: a GIS Approach Advanced
6    P 24 credit points of Junior Science units of study, including 6 credit points of first year Geosciences units
N GEOG2411, GEOS2111
Semester 1
GEOS2115
Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change
6    A At least one of (GEOG1001, GEOL1001, GEOL1002, GEOS1003, GEOS1903, ENVI1002, GEOL1902, GEOL1501)
P 48 credit points from Junior Units of Study
N GEOS2915, MARS2006
Semester 1
GEOS2915
Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change (Adv)
6    A (GEOG1001, GEOL1001, GEOL1002, GEOS1003, GEOS1903, ENVI1002, GEOL1902, GEOL1501)
P Distinction average in 48 credit points from Junior units of study.
N GEOS2115, MARS2006
Semester 1
GEOS2121
Environmental and Resource Management
6    P 24 credit points of Junior units of study, including 6 credit points of Junior Geoscience or ECOP1001 or ECOP1002
N GEOG2421, GEOL2202, GEOS2921
Semester 2
GEOS2921
Environmental & Resource Management Adv
6    P 24 credit points of Junior units of study, including a distinction in 6 credit points of Junior Geoscience or in ECOP1001 or ECOP1002. This requirement may be varied and students should consult the unit of study coordinator.
N GEOG2421, GEOL2202, GEOS2121
Semester 2
GEOG2321
Fluvial and Groundwater Geomorphology
6    P 36 credit points of Junior study, including GEOS1001 or GEOS1901 or GEOS1002 or GEOS1902 or GEOS1003 or GEOS1903 or GEOL1501.
Semester 2
Senior units of study
ENVI3111
Environmental Law and Ethics
6    A Intermediate Environmental Studies (GEOS2121 or GEOS2921)
P 12 credit points of Intermediate Science or Agriculture units.
Semester 1
ENVI3911
Environmental Law and Ethics (Advanced)
6    A Intermediate Environmental Studies
P Distinction average in 12 credit points of Intermediate Science or Agriculture units.
N ENVI3111
Semester 1
ENVI3112
Environmental Assessment
6    A Intermediate Environmental Studies (GEOS2121 or GEOS2921)
P (GEOS2121 or GEOS2912) and 6 additional credit points of intermediate units
N ENVI3002, ENVI3004, ENVI3912
Semester 2
ENVI3912
Environmental Assessment (Advanced)
6    A Intermediate Environmental Studies (GEOS2121 or GEOS2921)
P Distinction average in ((GEOS2121 or GEOS2912) and 6 additional credit points of intermediate units)
N ENVI3112, ENVI3002, ENVI3004
Semester 2
ENVI3114
Energy and the Environment
6    A Junior Physics or Intermediate Environmental Science.
P 12 credit points of Intermediate Science or Agriculture units.
N ENVI3001, PHYS3600
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
BIOL3907
Ecology (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average in either 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL, or 6 credit points Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972).
N BIOL3007
Semester 2
GEOS3014
GIS in Coastal Management
6    P Either 12 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience units or [(GEOS2115, GEOS2915) and (BIOL2018 or BIOL2918 or BIOL2024 or BIOL2924 or BIOL2028 or BIOL2928)].
N GEOS3914, MARS3104
Semester 2
GEOS3914
GIS in Coastal Management (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average in either 12 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience units or [(GEOS2115 or GEOS2915) and (BIOL2018 or BIOL2918 or BIOL2024 or BIOL2924 or BIOL2028 or BIOL2928)].
N GEOS3014, MARS3104

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
A distinction average in prior Geography, Geology or Marine Science units of study is normally required for admission. This requirement may be varied and students should consult the unit of study coordinator.
Semester 2
GEOS3520
Urban Citizenship & Sustainability
6    P 24 credit points of Intermediate units of study including 6 credit points from one of the following units: GEOS2112, GEOS2912, GEOS2123, GEOS2923, GEOS2115, GEOS2915, GEOS2121, GEOS2921, SOILS2002, LWSC2002
N GEOS3920
Semester 1
GEOS3920
Urban Citizenship & Sustainability (Adv)
6    P Distinction average in 24 credit points of Intermediate units of study including 6 credit points from one of the following units: GEOS2112, GEOS2912, GEOS2123, GEOS2923, GEOS2115, GEOS2915, GEOS2121, GEOS2921, SOIL2002, LWSC2002
N GEOS3520
Semester 1
RSEC4132
Environmental Economics
6    A (ECON2001 or ECOS2001), (ECON2002 or ECOS2002), AGEC3001, AGEC2101, AGEC2105
P ECON2001 or ECOS2001 or AGEC2103 or AGEC2003
N ECON3013, AGEC4035
Semester 2