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Bachelor of Environmental Systems (Honours)

Overview

The Bachelor of Environmental Systems (Honours) comprehensively examines both natural and agricultural systems. How we manage our environment and natural resources will arguably determine Australia's economic future, and ensuring ecologically-sustainable production is one of the greatest challenges facing our society.

You will explore the ways that we might respond to these challenges, and as a graduate you will meet the national and international demand for well-trained Environmental Scientists with strong quantitative skills and a thorough understanding of the physical, chemical and biological interactions in the environment.

The Bachelor of Environmental Systems (Honours) allows you to pursue you own research project focusing on the application of systems-thinking to the issues of the day such as climate change, water, food security and carbon emissions.

This one-year honours degree is available to both current students of the Bachelor of Environmental Systems and external applicants with appropriate qualifications from other institutions.

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Admission, fees and how to apply

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What you'll study

Whether you choose to study a coursework degree comprising a smaller research project component or undertake an intensive research only degree, you will benefit by undertaking postgraduate studies with the Faculty of Science. The Faculty has a dynamic interdisciplinary research community that attracts high levels of industry support and funding both nationally and internationally. 

Units of Study

Applying for honours

Completing a Bachelor of Environmental Systems degree with an Honours year opens the door to many opportunities, particularly in the field of research. Honours students have the opportunity to undertake exciting, original research under the supervision of internationally recognised scientists, and some end up publishing one or more scientific papers based on their Honours projects.

Honours also enhances your career prospects. Graduate Destination Surveys consistently reveal that students who have completed an Honours year are significantly more likely to gain employment in an area related to their field of study, compared to students who have completed a 3-year science degree.

Admission requirement

To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Environmental Systems (Honours), you must: 1) have qualified for or be a graduate with a relevant pass degree from the Faculty of Science or hold an equivalent qualification from another institution; 2) have achieved a Year 2/3 Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 65 (or the equivalent), For those candidates entering from another institution to be determined by the Degree Coordinator.

Career pathways & prospects
Future study options

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Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students


The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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