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Environmental Biology
MDDU-EBIOL

Environmental Biology

Undergraduate double degree major

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Course outline
  • ATAR

    ATAR

    Minimum ATAR 70
  • Qualification
    Environmental Biology Double Degree Major (BSc/BA, BSc/BCom)
  • Credit

    Credit

    450
Course outline

Select your preferred degree

This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

Course outline

Outline

Outline

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. 

What jobs can the Environmental Biology course lead to?

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

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

How we define ‘experience’
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Applications ATAR, and at least one science course from the following: Animal Production Systems ATAR, Applied Information Technology ATAR, Aviation ATAR, Biology ATAR, Chemistry ATAR, Computer Science ATAR, Earth and Environmental Science ATAR, Engineering Studies ATAR, Human Biology ATAR, Integrated Science ATAR, Marine and Maritime Studies ATAR, Physics ATAR, Plant Production Systems ATAR, Psychology ATAR.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    No prior study in a particular course is required.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

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You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Applications ATAR, and at least one science course from the following: Animal Production Systems ATAR, Applied Information Technology ATAR, Aviation ATAR, Biology ATAR, Chemistry ATAR, Computer Science ATAR, Earth and Environmental Science ATAR, Engineering Studies ATAR, Human Biology ATAR, Integrated Science ATAR, Marine and Maritime Studies ATAR, Physics ATAR, Plant Production Systems ATAR, Psychology ATAR.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    No prior study in a particular course is required.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

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You’re considered someone who has recently left university if:

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course, you need to have:

  1. Met the admission criteria for minimum entry
  2. Met the Mathematics Applications ATAR prerequisite (or equivalent)

Prerequisite Information

The ATAR Maths Applications prerequisite can be met with one of the following Curtin units:
MATH1013 Introductory Mathematics
MATH1005 Pre-Calculus

Higher education course switcher criteria

To switch into this course from another higher education course provider, you need to have:

  1. Met the admission criteria for minimum entry
  2. Met the Mathematics Applications ATAR prerequisite (or equivalent)

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Applications ATAR, and at least one science course from the following: Animal Production Systems ATAR, Applied Information Technology ATAR, Aviation ATAR, Biology ATAR, Chemistry ATAR, Computer Science ATAR, Earth and Environmental Science ATAR, Engineering Studies ATAR, Human Biology ATAR, Integrated Science ATAR, Marine and Maritime Studies ATAR, Physics ATAR, Plant Production Systems ATAR, Psychology ATAR.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    No prior study in a particular course is required.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

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We’re here to help you navigate the complexities of university admission. Choose the support you need from the options below.

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

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Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

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

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  • Curtin course code: MDDU-EBIOL
  • Last updated on: 20 July 2024

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