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Environmental Biology

Environmental Biology

Undergraduate Double Degree Major


Environmental Biology Double Degree Major (BSc/BA, BSc/BCom)


Environmental Biology

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Students in this course gain practical experience through a range of field-based experiences in terrestrial and marine environments.

This course sits within the double degree combination of Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts, and also the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Commerce. Applicants have the choice of which double degree combination they would like to study.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

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Career information

Graduates will be equipped with skills aligned to the needs of a number of government agencies:

  • Department of Environment and Conservation
  • Office of the Environmental Protection Authority
  • Department of Transport
  • Water Corporation

The course will also prepare students for employment as Environmental Officers in Regional Development Commissions and local governments.

Graduates will be suited to employment within the private sector, including companies involved with resource extraction and post-extraction restoration, environmental consultancies, eco-tourism enterprises, and environmental restoration.

What you'll learn

  • apply fundamental biological principles and concepts in theoretical, practical and vocational situations
  • explain and apply the scientific method
  • collect biological data and locate, extract and critically appraise existing scientific knowledge to analyse problems and formulate solutions
  • communicate biological information concisely and accurately using written, visual, and verbal means appropriate to the audience
  • employ new and established technologies to collect and interpret biological data; demonstrate competency in statistics, computing, and other relevant technologies, at an appropriate level
  • take responsibility for their personal educational development by applying independent study and time management skills
  • consider biological issues from a global perspective, recognising the importance of national and international standards for collecting and reporting data
  • respect and recognise the responsibilities of professional scientists in society, both nationally and internationally; value environmental, indigenous and other community perspectives
  • work independently and in teams to demonstrate employment ready skills such as negotiation, leadership, professional behaviour and ethical practices

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MDDU-EBIOL
  • Last updated on: 18/08/2022