Environmental Science

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

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Environmental Science program

A program in Environmental Science requires 60 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 2000-level program core units
(ii) A 48 credit point major in Environmental Science

Environmental Science major

This major is only available to students enrolled in the Environmental Science program.
A major in Environmental Science requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 1000-level selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level major core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 2000-level major selective units
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level core units
(vi) 12 credit points of 3000-level disciplinary selective or interdisciplinary project selective units
(vii) 6 credit points of 3000-level interdisciplinary project units

Units of study

The units of study are listed below.

1000-level units of study

Core
CHEM1011
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A
6    A There is no assumed knowledge of chemistry for this unit of study but students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February).
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991


Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February, and online year-round, see https://sydney.edu.au/students/bridging-courses.html).
Semester 1
CHEM1111
Chemistry 1A
6    A Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) and HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry and Mathematics Bridging Courses (offered in February)
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991


Students who have not completed secondary school chemistry are strongly advised to instead complete Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A in the first semester of the calendar year (unless you require 12 credit points of Chemistry and are commencing in semester 2). You should also take the Chemistry Bridging Course in advance (offered in February, and online year-round https://sydney.edu.au/students/bridging-courses.html).
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHEM1911
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6    A 80 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1991

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
CHEM1991
Chemistry 1A (Special Studies Program)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Selective
GEOS1001
Earth, Environment and Society
6    N GEOS1901 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or ENSY1001
Semester 1
GEOS1901
Earth, Environment and Society Advanced
6    A (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
N GEOS1001 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or ENSY1001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
ENVI1003
Global Challenges: Food, Water, Climate
6    N AGEN1002
Semester 2

2000-level units of study

Program core
GEOS2116
Earth Surface Processes
6    N GEOS2916 or GEOG2321
Semester 2
GEOS2916
Earth Surface Processes (Advanced)
6    P Annual average mark of at least 70
N GEOS2116 or GEOG2321
Semester 2
SOIL2005
Soil and Water: Earth's Life Support Systems
6    N SOIL2003 or LWSC2002
Semester 1
Major core
ENSC2001
Environmental Monitoring
6    A Understanding of scientific principles and concepts including biodiversity, human impacts on the environment, properties of substances (e.g., acidity, alkalinity, solvents) and basic knowledge of statistics.
N AGCH3033
Semester 1
Major selective
BIOL2032
Australian Wildlife Biology
6    N ANSC2005
Semester 2
BIOL2031
Plants and Environment
6    A Knowledge of concepts and skills in BIOL1XX6.
N AGEN2005 or BIOL3043 or BIOL3943 or BIOL2931
Semester 2
BIOL2931
Plants and Environment (Advanced)

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    A Knowledge of concepts and skills in BIOL1XX6.
P Annual average mark of at least 70 in previous year
N AGEN2005 or BIOL3043 or BIOL3943 or BIOL2031
Semester 2
BIOL2022
Biology Experimental Design and Analysis
6    A BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX
P 6cp from (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or DATA1001 or MATH1XX5)
N BIOL2922 or BIOL3006 or BIOL3906
Semester 2
BIOL2922
Biol Experimental Design and Analysis Adv

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    A BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX
P [An annual average mark of at least 70 in the previous year] and [6cp from (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or DATA1001 or MATH1XX5)]
N BIOL2022 or BIOL3006 or BIOL3906
Semester 2
ENVX2001
Applied Statistical Methods
6    P [6cp from (ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or BIOM1003 or MATH1011 or MATH1015 or DATA1001 or DATA1901)] OR [3cp from (MATH1XX1 or MATH1906 or MATH1XX3 or MATH1907) and an additional 3cp from (MATH1XX5)]


Available as a degree core unit only in the Agriculture, Animal and Veterinary Bioscience, Food and Agribusiness and Taronga Wildlife Conservation streams
Semester 1

3000-level units of study

Core
ENVX3001
Environmental GIS
6    P 6cp from (ENVI1003 or AGEN1002) or 6cp from GEOS1XXX or 6cp from BIOL1XXX or GEOS2X11
Semester 2
Disciplinary Selective
ENVX3003
Hydrological Monitoring and Modelling
6    A SOIL2005 or GEOS2116 or ENVI1003 or GEOS1001 or ENSC2001
P Completion of 72 credit points of units of study
N LWSC3007
Semester 2
AVBS3004
Wildlife Conservation
6    P 12 credit points from (AVBS2XXX or BIOL2XXX or GEGE2X01 or QBIO2XXX)
N AVBS3003 or AVBS4003
Semester 1
BIOL3004
Terrestrial Plant Ecology
6    A Students should have a basic understanding of plant biology, plant ecology and/or plant physiology. Some background knowledge in mathematics and chemistry would be beneficial.
P 6cp of BIOL2X23 or BIOL2X30 or AGEN2001 or GEOS2X21 or AGEN2005 or BIOL2X09
N ENSY3003 or ENSY3002
Semester 2
SOIL3009
Contemporary Field and Lab Soil Science
6    P SOIL2003 or SOIL2004 or SOIL2005
Semester 1
Interdisciplinary Project
SOIL3888
Protecting the Soil Resource
6    P 12cp from (GEOS2X16 or SOIL2005 or ENSC2001 or BIOL2032 or BIOL2X31)
N SOIL2004
Semester 2
SCPU3001
Science Interdisciplinary Project
6    P Completion of 2000-level units required for at least one Science major.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2