Honours in Environmental Science

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

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period
Take all units (30 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1, S2ENVT5011Research Project in Environmental Science Part 1
Prerequisites:
(i) have a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units in their UWA undergraduate major. These units must be relevant to the Masters Specialisation;
or
(ii) have a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course;
or
(iii) equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; and a supervisor, approved by the Faculty, must have confirmed their willingness and availability to supervise the research project; and (iv) must have achieved a mark of at least 70% in ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science;
Co-requisites:
ENVT5012 Masters Research Project in Environmental Science Part 2
Incompatibility:
replacing GEOG5011 Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 1
S1, S2ENVT5012Research Project in Environmental Science Part 2
Co-requisites:
ENVT5011 Research Project in Environmental Science Part 1
Incompatibility:
GEOG5012 Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 2
S1, S2ENVT5013Research Project in Environmental Science Part 3
Prerequisites:
ENVT5012 Research Project in Environmental Science Part 2
Co-requisites:
ENVT5014 Research Project in Environmental Science Part 4
Incompatibility:
GEOG5013 Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 3
S1, S2ENVT5014Research Project in Environmental Science Part 4
Co-requisites:
ENVT5013 Research Project in Environmental Science Part 3
Incompatibility:
GEOG5014 Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 4
S1, S2SCIE4402Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course
or
honours; STAT1400 Statistics for Science
or
STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
or
STAT2210 Biometrics 1
or
SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
or
SCIE4401 Data Use in the Natural Sciences
or
ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points (at least one of which is Level 4):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S2ECON5511Climate, Energy and Water Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530)
or
the Master of Economics (42620)
or
the Master of Agricultural Science (72510)
or
the Master of Science (70630)
or
Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
Master of Petroleum Geoscience (73540)
or
Master of Ocean Leadership (62540)
or
honours in the Faculty of Science
or
honours in the Business School; ECON1120 Environmental Economics 1
or
ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
or
ECON1102 Macroeconomics: Money and Finance
or
ECON2224 Environment Economics 2
or
equivalent. Students who do not meet the prerequisites can contact the unit coordinator to discuss a possible exception.
S1ENVT4401Advanced Land Use and Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
the Master of Agricultural Science (72510)
or
the Master of Hydrogeology (72540)
or
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
or
Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
Master of Geographic Information Science (71570)
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Environmental Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Agricultural Economics (73530)
or
Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
Master of International Development (71550)
or
Master of Economics (42620)
or
honours in the Faculty of Science
Incompatibility:
ECON3320 Analysis for Natural Resource Economics
NSENVT4406Catchment and River Processes
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
the Master of Agricultural Science (72510)
or
the Master of Hydrogeology (72540)
or
the Master of Biotechnology (71580)
or
the Master of Biological Science (72520)
or
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
S1, S2ENVT4421Fundamentals of Environmental Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Environmental Science (72530) and completion of 24 points
or
24 points of credit
Co-requisites:
ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
Incompatibility:
ENVT4404 Environmental Planning and Management
S2ENVT5502Marine and Coastal Planning and Management
Prerequisites:
SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
or
completion of 12 points at Level 4
or
equivalent
or
higher,
or
approval of unit coordinator
Incompatibility:
EART3331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management; EART8331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management
S2ENVT5503Remediation of Soils and Groundwater
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Science (70630)
or
the Master of Agricultural Science (72510)
or
the Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
the Master of Hydrogeology (72540)
or
the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S1ENVT5512Ecosystem Biogeochemistry
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520)
or
the Master of Biotechnology (71580)
or
the Master of Science (70630)
or
the Master of Agricultural Science (72510)
or
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
or
Master of Hydrogeology (72540)
or
Master of Environmental Science (72530)
Incompatibility:
ENVT3305 Ecosystem Biogeochemistry, ENVT8305 Ecosystem Biogeochemistry
S2ENVT5515Environmental Management in Mining
Prerequisites:
ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management
NSENVT5517Ecological Rehabilitation
Prerequisites:
ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management
S1ENVT5563GIS and Spatial Analysis: Waterway Restoration
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
or
GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
or
equivalent.
Incompatibility:
ENVT5508 Advanced Spatial Analytics ENVT5561 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Multifunctional Landscapes ENVT5562 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Coastal Resilience ENVT5565 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Sensor Networks ENVT5564 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Contaminated Sites
S2ENVT5566Advanced Spatial and Environmental Modelling
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
or
GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
or
(ENVT5561 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Multifunctional Landscapes
or
ENVT55662 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Coastal Resilience
or
ENVT5563 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Waterway Restoration
or
ENVT5564 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Contaminated Sites
or
ENVT5565 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Sensor Networks )
or
Master of Professional Engineering (62550) specialisation Environmental Engineering.
NSGEOS4413Environmental Geoscience
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Geoscience (72550)
or
the Master of Hydrogeology (72540)
or
the Master of Petroleum Geoscience (73540)
or
the Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S2PLNG5411Urban and Regional Analysis
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Curriculum Studies (32510)
or
Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Studies (32310)
or
Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560)
or
Master of International Development (71550)
or
Master of Geographic Information Science (71570)
or
enrolment in honours in the Faculty of Science and students in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560) must have completed 24 points.
Incompatibility:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis
S2PLNG5511Climate Change Policy and Planning
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate course
or
honours
S1PLNG5512Regional Planning
Prerequisites:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis
or
PLNG5411 Urban and Regional Analysis
or
equivalent,
or
approval of unit coordinator