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Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management

Degree Type Bachelor

Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 324031

2014
ATAR
66.9

Environmental change is rapidly altering the world in which we live - its cities and suburbs, regional and rural landscapes, its natural heritage and biodiversity. This has significant political and economic implications. In this degree you will learn about the important causes of environmental change and develop strategies, policy, and planning skills to effectively manage environmental issues at local, national and global levels.

Areas covered in this degree include climate change, environmental management, population and migration, urban processes, biodiversity, conservation and sustainable development. Graduates are well equipped for careers in environmental policy, planning and consultancy, administration at local and state government levels, media organisations, teaching and research.

Study Abroad Opportunities

The University has student exchange links with over 100 overseas institutions. You can study overseas for one or two semesters which is credited towards your degree program at the University of Adelaide. In addition there are no extra tuition fees for this study. What better way to test out newly developed language skills or experience another culture as you learn?

  • Program Structure

    In the first year of the degree you will complete compulsory Environmental Policy and Management courses on globalisation, the impact of humans on the planet, population-environment relationships and economy-environment interactions. These courses introduce the linked concepts of social and environmental sustainability at local to global scales.

    Advanced Level courses are offered in coastal management, population and health, international migration, urban futures, housing policy and practice,  biodiversity conservation, environment and development, food and agriculture, environmental change and climate change, resource scarcity, environmental impact assessment, geographical information systems, and social science research techniques.

    Students also study a Minor in another discipline area from within The Faculty of Arts. The remainder of the degree is made up of free choice electives from within the Faculty of Arts or another faculty.

    In your third year you may take part in an intership with an organisation from within the arts, media, parliament or environment. These include State Parliament and a range of public and business sector agencies, where you can use the knowledge from your university study in a practical way, building valuable networks and gaining experience that counts towards your degree program and prepares you for your future career.

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  • Admission and Fee Information

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 324031
    2014 CSP ATAR 66.9
    Adelaide Approved Score 70
    2014 CSP IB 24
    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $7,200
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    Deferment? Yes - 2 year
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 applicants
    You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent higher education study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
    • VET applicants
      You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2015. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2015 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2013 or 2014), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2013). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Without formal qualifications?
      You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
    • Credit Estimator
      The Credit Estimator is an application that provides information about the possible credit you may receive at the University of Adelaide based on your prior learning.
    • TAFE/VET Credit Pathway
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 324031

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    International ATAR 70
    IB 25
    IELTS Overall 6 [more info]
    Annual tuition fees International student place: $31,500
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    CRICOS 061732C
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Equivalent Scores
    International ATAR 70
    IB 25
    IELTS
    Overall
    Reading
    Listening
    Speaking
    Writing
    6
    5.5
    5.5
    6
    6
    A-Level 6
    UEC [Malaysia] 25
    SAT [US] 1540
    OSSD OAC [Canadian Pre-U] 65
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 339
    Bradford Foundation Program 70
    How to Apply

    International applicants applying with Australian year 12 results

    Not an international applicant applying with Australian year 12 results?

    International ATAR 70
    Annual tuition fees International student place: $31,500
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
  • Study Plans

    The study plans given are examples of pathways through this degree.

    Indicative study plan for commencing students
    Level 1S1 GEOG 1102 Footprints on a Fragile Planet GEOG 1104 Population and Environment in Australia Arts Minor Level I ARTS 1007
    The Enquiring Mind: Freedom and Media (semester 1 or 2)
    S2 GEOG 1101 Globalisation, Justice and a Crowded Planet GEOG 1103 Economy, Environment and Place Arts Minor Level I Open Elective Level I
    Level 2S1 GEOG 2139
    Environmental Management
    Geography, Environment and Population Closed Elective Level II or III Arts Minor Level II or III Open Elective Level II or III
    S2 Geography, Environment and Population Closed Elective Level II or III Geography, Environment and Population Closed Elective Level II or III Arts Minor Level II or III Open Elective Level II or III
    Level 3S1 Geography, Environment and Population Closed Elective Level II or III Geography, Environment and Population Closed Elective Level II or III Arts Minor Level II or III Open Elective Level II or III
    S2 Geography, Environment and Population Closed Elective Level II or III Geography, Environment and Population Closed Elective Level II or III Arts Minor Level II or III Open Elective Level II or III
    Note: Minor area cannot be Geography, Environment and Population
  • Career Opportunities

    Graduates find successful careers in numerous roles. Potential Careers are listed below.

    Potential careers

    Natural Resource Manager, Natural Resource Planner, Catchment Management, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Management, Environmental Project Officer, Government Officer, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser

  • Graduate Attributes

    The Faculty of Arts facilitates an environment in which graduates are encouraged to take personal responsibility for developing the following attributes:

    • Broad general knowledge.
    • Specialised knowledge of current environmental issues from a social sciences perspective.
    • An appreciation of the various theoretical and philosophical frameworks within which environmental issues are raised.
    • A trained mind with the skills and discipline to research, synthesise, organise and present information on the environment, using a range of technologies as appropriate.
    • Problem solving skills and the ability to argue from evidence.
    • The ability to think creatively and communicate ideas effectively for the purpose of developing appropriate environmental policies.
    • The ability to set appropriate goals and to work independently and/or cooperatively to achieve specified outcomes
    • A clear understanding of ethical issues in their professional and intellectual contexts.
    • A commitment to researching and solving environmental problems and raising awareness of environmental issues in an intellectual and broader social context.
  • Work Placement

    If you maintain a high GPA, you will have the opportunity take part in an internship in your third year with an organisation from within the arts, media, parliament or environment. These include State Parliament and a range of public and business sector agencies, where you can use the knowledge from your university study in a practical work environment, building valuable networks and gaining experience that counts towards your degree program and prepares you for your future career.

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