Environmental Science

Units of study table

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

Environmental Science

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science
Students in the graduate certificate must complete 24 credit points consisting of:
(a) 18 credit points of core units
(b) 6 credit points of elective units
Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science
Students in the graduate diploma must complete 48 credit points consisting of:
(a) 24 credit points of core units
(b) 24 credit points of elective units
Master of Environmental Science
Students in the masters degree must complete 72 credit points consisting of:
(a) 24 credit points of core units
(b) 6 or 18 credit points of research capstone units, according to the following rules, either
(i) RESP5001 - Integrated Environmental Practice; or
(ii) all of ENVI5502 - Environmental Research Project A, and ENVI5503 - Environmental Research Project B, and ENVI5504 - Environmental Research Project C
(c) up to 42 credit points of units of study selected from the remaining core units of study or elective units of study
Core Units
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
Research Capstone
RESP5001
Integrated Environmental Practice
6      Semester 1
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

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students taking ENVI5504 must take ENVI5502 and ENVI5503
Semester 1
Semester 2
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    N ENSY3003
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

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

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
SUST5002
Food and Water Security
6    C SUST5001


This unit of study involves essay and blog writing and group work. 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