Environmental Science

Units of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
Core Units
Students in the graduate certificate must complete at least 18 credit points of the following core units.
Students in the graduate diploma must complete at least 24 credit points of the following core units.
Students in the master's degree must complete at least 30 credit points of the following core units, including RESP5001.
RESP5001 is only available to students in the master's degree.
AFNR5801
Climate Change: Process, History, Issues
6    A A basic understanding of climate change processes and issues.
Semester 2
ENVI5705
Ecological Principles
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level Mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 1
ENVI5707
Energy - Sources, Uses and Alternatives
6      Semester 2
ENVI5708
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
6      Semester 1
ENVI5801
Social Science of Environment
6      Semester 1
ENVI5904
Methods in Applied Ecology
6      Semester 2
RESP5001
Integrated Environmental Practice
6      Semester 1
Elective Units
AFNR5511
Soil Processes, Assessment and Management
6      Semester 1
AFNR5512
Water Management and Variable Climate
6    A UG Maths or Physics or Hydrology.
Semester 2
AFNR5705
Australian Forest Systems
6      Semester 2
ENVI5502
Environmental Research Project A
6    P Distinction average or better in 24 credit points of Environmental Science/ Environmental Science and Law core units
N ENVI5501


Students taking ENVI5502 must take ENVI5503 and ENVI5504
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENVI5503
Environmental Research Project B
6    P Distinction average or better in 24cp of Environmental Science/ Environmental Science and Law core units
N ENVI5501


Students taking ENVI5503 must take ENVI5502 and ENVI5504
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENVI5504
Environmental Research Project C
6    P Distinction average or better in 24cp of Environmental Science/ Environmental Science and Law core units
N ENVI5501


Students taking ENVI5504 must take ENVI5502 and ENVI5503
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENVI5809
Environmental Simulation Modelling
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level Mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 2a
ENVI5903
Sustainable Development
6   

This unit of study involves additional costs.
Intensive July
GEOG5001
Geographic Information Science A
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 1
GEOG5004
Environmental Mapping and Monitoring
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 2
GEOS5501
Human Rights and the Environment
6   

This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 2a
GOVT6135
Global Environmental Politics
6      Semester 1
MARS5001
Coastal Processes and Systems
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 1
MARS5006
Coral Reefs, Science and Management
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 1
MARS5007
Coral Reefs and Climate Change
6      Semester 1a
PHYS5031
Ecological Econ and Sustainable Analysis
6      Semester 1
PHYS5032
Techniques for Sustainability Analysis
6   

Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PHYS5033
Environmental Footprints and IO Analysis
6   

Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PHYS5034
Life Cycle Analysis
6   

Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 2
RSEC5432
Environmental Economics

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6      Semester 2
SUST5002
Food and Water Security
6    C SUST5001


This unit of study involves essay-writing. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Semester 2
SUST5005
Law, Policy and Sustainability
6    C SUST5001


This unit of study involves essay-writing. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Intensive October
WILD5001
Australasian Wildlife: Introduction
6      Intensive July
WILD5002
Australasian Wildlife: Field Studies
6      Intensive September
WILD5004
Vertebrate Pest Management
6      Intensive April