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Bachelor of Environmental Science and Bachelor of Commerce

Students taking this combined course will obtain advanced environmental science and commerce training . The specific skills and knowledge developed and demonstrated by graduates are highly valued by employers and will make students competitive in the job market and to make a real contribution to the global challenges facing humanity.

The course enables students to select from a range of majors in Commerce that will complement and enhance their studies and interest in Environmental Science.

Course overview

Course code
CB007
Status
not available in 2021
Admission requirements
Minimum ATAR Threshold is 88. The ATAR Subject Prerequisites are Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in the first year. Students without ATAR mathematics will take two first year mathematics units.

Chemistry ATAR or an additional chemistry unit taken in the first year
Administered by
Faculty of Agriculture and Environment
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Andrew Rate

Course details

Credit points required
192
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Structure
192 points comprising 32 six-point units. Students normally take eight units each year, four in each semester.
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: Fees(UG) and Schedule 2: Fees(PG)'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Delivery mode
internal
Standard full-time completion
4 years
Standard part-time completion
8 years (maximum 12 years)
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Majors available
(1) Environmental Science and Management
(2) Environmental Science and Ecology
Other majors available
(subject to rules for course)
(1) MJD-MRKTG Marketing
(2) MJD-HRSMT Human Resource Management
(3) MJD-MGMNT Management
(4) MJD-FINCE Finance
(5) MJD-ACCTG Accounting
(6) MJD-ECNSM Economics
(7) MJD-BSLAW Business Law
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP; or postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Fees
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Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Rules

Note: This course is not available in 2021.

Title

1. These rules are the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Bachelor of Commerce Degree Combined Course Rules.

Terms Used

2. The Glossary provides an explanation of the terms used in these rules.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

3.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

4.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in an undergraduate degree course of the University for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module), Communication and Research Skills (the CARS module) and Indigenous Studies Essentials (the ISE module) in the teaching period in which they are first enrolled.

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module or the ISE module is not required to repeat the relevant module.

English Language competency requirements

5. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

6.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) achieved an ATAR of at least 88, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and meet the additional requirements stated at (2) below

or

(b) a direct pathway offer;

or

(c) a place in a relevant UWA access program.

(2) A scaled mark of at least 50% in Mathematics Methods ATAR or equivalent or higher; or a scaled mark of at least 50%

in Mathematics Applications ATAR or equivalent with an additional mathematics unit; or two additional mathematics units; and

(3) A scaled mark of at least 50% in Chemistry ATAR or equivalent or higher; or an additional chemistry unit.

Admission ranking and selection

7. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Transfer Requirements

8.(1) A student enrolled in an undergraduate degree course at UWA may apply to transfer into this combined degree course if they satisfy the following conditions:

(a) the student has not commenced their final semester of enrolment in their current course;

and

(b) the course transfer is undertaken within the two transfer windows in each academic year;

and

(c) there are no quotas preventing the student from enrolling in a major or unit in which the student seeks to enrol; and

(2) the student has completed a minimum of 24 points of study in their current course and achieved a WAM of at least 65

Course structure

9.(1) The Combined Bachelor's degrees consists of 192 credit points (normally 32 units), comprising:

(a) no more than 96 credit points (normally 16 units) at Level 1; and

(b) at least 96 credit points (normally 16 units) completed at Level 2 and Level 3, including at least 36 credit points (normally 6 units) at Level 3; and

(c) a degree-specific major for the BP022 - Bachelor of Environmental Science chosen from the list below:

(1) Environmental Science and Management

(2) Environmental Science and Ecology

(d) a degree-specific major for the BP002 - Bachelor of Commerce chosen from the list below:

(1) MJD-MRKTG Marketing

(2) MJD-HRSMT Human Resource Management

(3) MJD-MGMNT Management

(4) MJD-FINCE Finance

(5) MJD-ACCTG Accounting

(6) MJD-ECNSM Economics

(7) MJD-BSLAW Business Law

and

(e) any relevant foundation units.

and

(2) Students may choose to undertake an additional major and/or up to two minors from any undergraduate degree, provided the student will be able to complete all nominated majors and minors within 192 credit points.

Exit awards

10.(1) This course has the following exit awards:


BP022 - Bachelor of Environmental Science
BP002 - Bachelor of Commerce

(2)(a) A student who withdraws from the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Bachelor of Commerce before completing it, but after completing a minimum of 144 credit points of study, including one of the following majors, may apply to the School to be awarded the BP022 - Bachelor of Environmental Science.


(1) Environmental Science and Management
(2) Environmental Science and Ecology

(b) A student who withdraws from the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Bachelor of Commerce before completing it, but after completing a minimum of 144 credit points of study, including one of the following majors, may apply to the School to be awarded the BP002 - Bachelor of Commerce.


(1) MJD-MRKTG Marketing
(2) MJD-HRSMT Human Resource Management
(3) MJD-MGMNT Management
(4) MJD-FINCE Finance
(5) MJD-ACCTG Accounting
(6) MJD-ECNSM Economics
(7) MJD-BSLAW Business Law

Satisfactory progress

11.(1) To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

(2) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module, the CARS module or the ISE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress.

(3) A student who fails a unit twice is not permitted to enrol again in that unit unless the relevant board approves otherwise.

Progress status

12.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances —

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded';

(d) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 11(2) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to make satisfactory progress under Rule 11(1).

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).