Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management
Stand up for the environment
Earth is home to 7 billion people—and we’re careless. Businesses dump waste into oceans. Loggers cut down precious forests. Animal species die out.
Environmental policy stops this from happening: rainforest protections, national parks, fishing guidelines, wildlife sanctuaries. Environmental policy makers problem-solve and protect. They stand between the environment and processes that exploit it.
What will you do?
Our Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management challenges you to make a positive impact. You will:
- research how humans affect natural environments
- explore approaches to conservation and sustainability
- create policy and plans for managing environmental problems
- learn about climate change, biodiversity, population growth and resource scarcity.
There are also travel opportunities. We offer exchanges and study tours where you’ll tackle real-life problems in vulnerable communities.
Where could it take you?
Environmental expertise is in demand. You could spend your days outdoors as a park ranger or draw up plans for big business and government. You might set up programs to restore habitats for local wildlife. Perhaps you’ll work towards sustainability in remote communities, build policy around renewable energy, or get involved with ecotourism.
Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
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information for this program.
I am a:
|2020 CSP ATAR||67.25|
|2020 CSP IB||24|
|Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR||70|
|Guaranteed Entry Score - IB||25|
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.|
|Recent Secondary Education||Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.|
|Higher Education Study||You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). 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. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.|
|Vocational Education and Training (VET) study||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. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.|
|Work and life experience||To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2021. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2021 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2020 or 2019), 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 2019). 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 Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.|
|Other Entry Pathways|
2020 Admissions Data for school leavers
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
|Lowest ATAR to receive an offer||60.2|
|Median ATAR to receive an offer||86.2|
|Highest ATAR to receive an offer||99.6|
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
|Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer||67.25|
|Median Selection Rank to receive an offer||91.55|
|Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer||99.95|
|Minimum eligibility score||65|
|Additional criteria considered||Selection rank only|
|Applicant background||Semester one/Full year intake 2020|
|Number of students||Percentage of all students|
|(A) Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
|(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study||N/A||N/A|
|(C) Work and life experience
(admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
|(D) Recent secondary education:|
|Intake||February and July. Students commencing in July please note some core courses, electives and language part 1 courses may only be offered in Semester 1. Please contact the Faculty of Arts, T: +61 8313 5245 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with planning your degree.|
English Language Requirements
|Australian Year 12||Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject|
|English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsDetailed information on international qualifications assessment
|Secondary School Qualifications||Selection Rank (International)||70|
|International Baccalaureate (IB)||25|
|Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)||17|
|United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia]||25|
|General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level||6|
|Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)||65%|
|British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada)||4.6|
|Alberta High School Diploma (Canada)||74|
|ISC & CBSE [India]||65%|
|SAT (in conjunction with American High School Diploma)||1120|
|AP (in conjunction with American High School Diploma)||6|
|Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education||2.2|
|Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong||7.5|
|STPM or Matrikulasi||2.67|
|Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate||70|
|The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program||70|
|Eynesbury Foundation Program||339|
|ANU Foundation Studies||59%|
|Monash Foundation Year||63.75%|
|Trinity College Foundation Studies Program||70|
|UNSW Foundation Year||6.4|
|University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program||6.5|
|Western Australian Universities' Foundation Program (WAUFP)||54|
|University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program||4.0|
|Non-Go8 Foundation Score||70|
|SMA3 (in conjunction with National Final Examination Certificate)||80|
|Gao Kao (China National College Entrance Examination)||60%|
|KCSE (Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education)||B+|
|Other Qualifications||Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Pathway Programs|
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees||
Commonwealth-supported place: $12,815
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More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $41,000|
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More information on International Student tuition fees.
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduates find successful careers in numerous roles. Potential Careers are listed below.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
- Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Professionalism and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
- Digital capabilities
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
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.
Parks Management, Conservationist, National Parks / Ranger, Climate and Ecosystem Modeller, Conservation Officer, Corporate Sustainability Professional, Fisheries and Marine Officer, Forester, Strategic Planning Officer, Sustainability Manager, Green Design Professional, Land Resources and Land Care, Corporate Policy Advisor, Science Communicators, Environment Protection Officer, Environmental Compliance Officer, Natural Resource Manager, Natural Resource Planner, Catchment Management, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Management, Environmental Project Officer, ...
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- Gender Studies
- German Studies
- Indigenous Knowledges and Society
- Indonesian Studies
- International Development
- Italian Studies
- Japanese Studies
- Modern Greek Studies
- Politics and International Relations
- Spanish Studies
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Master of Environmental Policy and Management
I enjoyed learning from academics who are skilled in their field. They share their own experience of conducting research on challenging and disputed topics to help us understand how to avoid getting 'stuck' when seeking answers to complex environmental problems.
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Last updated: Friday, 13 Aug 2021