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

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2022; NS = non-standard teaching period

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2023 or 2024.

Take all units (30 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2SCIE5572Dissertation Part 2
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of
Or
Enrolment in Unit(s) SCIE5571 Dissertation Part 1
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2SCIE5573Dissertation Part 3
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of
Or
Enrolment in Unit(s) SCIE5572 Dissertation Part 2
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2SCIE5574Dissertation Part 4
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of
Or
Enrolment in Unit(s) SCIE5573 Dissertation Part 3
Incompatibility:
Nil
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 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
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 and Successful completion of 24 points in your chosen degree
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of
Or
Enrolment in Unit(s) ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) ENVT4404 Environmental Planning and Management
S1, S2ENVT4422Research Methods in Environmental Science
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or
HON-ENVSC Environmental Science and Successful completion of 24 points in your chosen degree
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of
Or
Enrolment in Unit(s) ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2ENVT5515Environmental Management in Mining
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2ENVT5517Ecological Rehabilitation
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
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 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
N/APLNG5511Climate Change Policy and Planning
Prerequisites:
nil
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil