Honours Overview

Description

An Honours in Environmental Science will prepare you with advanced training in areas of land and water management, climate science, biogeochemical processes, ecology and soil science related to natural and disturbed environments, enabling you to successfully complete a research project. The project consists usually of field work and will often be associated with industry partners. You will learn how to manage your time, interact with scientists and stakeholders and be trained to communicate with confidence in both written and oral form. Employment opportunities will include taking on management roles within companies overseeing environmental compliance, being part of investigative teams assessing environmental impacts, often within consulting companies, working within government agencies and departments managing natural, agricultural and urban environments, and being involved in regulating users of land and water resources.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) undertake independent research design, data collection and data analysis; (2) communicate ideas, concepts and research findings in a succinct and effective manner via written, verbal and visual methods; and (3) work independently, think and act laterally and use their initiative to resolve issues and problems encountered during the research process.

Entry requirements

The equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Environmental Science major.

Intake periods

Beginning of year and mid-year

Courses

Honours in Environmental Science can be taken as a specialisation in the following degrees:

No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
NS
non-standard teaching period
Take all units (30 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
S1, S2SCIE4402Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-CONBI Conservation Biology
or HON-ZOOLY Zoology
or HON-BOTNY Botany
or HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or HON-MARSC Marine Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics
or 74230 Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) STAT1400 Statistics for Science
or Unit(s) STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
or Unit(s) SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
or Unit(s) SCIE4401 Data Use in Science
or Unit(s) ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
S1, S2SCIE5571Dissertation Part 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics and satisfy eligibility criteria for research project
or dissertation
S1, S2SCIE5572Dissertation Part 2
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) SCIE5571 Dissertation Part 1
S1, S2SCIE5573Dissertation Part 3
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) SCIE5572 Dissertation Part 2
S1, S2SCIE5574Dissertation Part 4
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) SCIE5573 Dissertation Part 3
Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points (at least one of which is Level 4):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
S2ECON5511Climate, Energy and Water Economics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience
or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ECON1120 Environmental Economics 1
or Unit(s) ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
or Unit(s) ECON1102 Macroeconomics: Money and Finance
or Unit(s) ECON2224 Environmental Economics 2
S1ENVT4401Advanced Land Use and Management
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or HON-CONBI Conservation Biology
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Environmental Management
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-CONBI Conservation Biology
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or 42330 Graduate Diploma in Economics
or 42620 Master of Economics
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
NSENVT4406Catchment and River Processes
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
Incompatibility
Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems (ID 1384)
S1, S2ENVT4421Fundamentals of Environmental Management
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or 25530 Master of Urban Design
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 12250 Graduate Certificate in Environmental Planning
or 13550 Master of Environmental Planning
Co-requisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
Or Enrolment in
HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
Or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
Or 25530 Master of Urban Design
Or 12250 Graduate Certificate in Environmental Planning
Or 13550 Master of Environmental Planning
Incompatibility
Unit(s) ENVT4404 Environmental Planning and Management
S1, S2ENVT4422Research Methods in Agricultural and Environmental Science
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
S2ENVT5503Remediation of Soils and Groundwater
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
S1ENVT5512Ecosystem Biogeochemistry
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72520 Master of Biological Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 70630 Master of Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
S2ENVT5515Environmental Management in Mining
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management
S2ENVT5517Ecological RehabilitationNone
S1ENVT5563GIS and Spatial Analysis: Waterway Restoration
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Incompatibility
Unit(s) ENVT5508 Advanced Spatial Analytics
and Unit(s) ENVT5561 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Multifunctional Landscapes
and Unit(s) ENVT5562 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Coastal Resilience
and Unit(s) ENVT5565 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Sensor Networks
and Unit(s) ENVT5564 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Contaminated Sites
S1ENVT5564GIS and Spatial Analysis: Contaminated Sites
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
Incompatibility
Unit(s) ENVT5508 Advanced Spatial Analytics
and Unit(s) ENVT5561 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Multifunctional Landscapes
and Unit(s) ENVT5562 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Coastal Resilience
and Unit(s) ENVT5563 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Waterway Restoration
and Unit(s) ENVT5565 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Sensor Networks
S2ENVT5566Advanced Spatial and Environmental Modelling
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
or Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT5561 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Multifunctional Landscapes
or Unit(s) ENVT5562 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Coastal Resilience
or Unit(s) ENVT5563 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Waterway Restoration
or Unit(s) ENVT5564 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Contaminated Sites
or Unit(s) ENVT5565 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Sensor Networks
or Enrolment in
S2ENVT5576Aquatic Ecology
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-GGRPY Geographical Sciences
NSGEOS4413Climate Geoscience
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-GEOGY Geology
or HON-MARSC Marine Science
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or 72550 Master of Geoscience
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience
or 71590 Master of Oceanography
or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
N/APLNG5511Climate Change Policy and PlanningNone