School of Environment
For further information please contact the School of Environment
- T: (08) 8946 6781
- F: (08) 8946 6847
Students will explore the wider significance of human impacts on the environment and undertake specialisations and units that focus on such areas.
Charles Darwin University specialises in Indigenous knowledge, and tropical and desert knowledge of the Australian and Asia-Pacific region.
Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Environmental Science offer students unique opportunities to engage in field work in the region.
For High Schools
Charles Darwin University's Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment (EHSE) proudly supports the learning of NT Secondary Students by ensuring they have the same learning opportunities as their fellow southern students.
The Bachelor of Environmental Science is a professionally oriented, multidisciplinary program that enables students to acquire a broad base of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in unique environments of the Northern Territory.
It includes a strong focus on environmental science and management in tropical and desert environments in Australia and the region.
The course provides students with a thorough knowledge of environmental science and management, together with the ability to access information efficiently and apply scientific methodologies.
Students explore the significance of human impacts on environmental change, including climate change and variability, population pressure and resource utilisation, water resources, invasive species, loss of soil health, modified fire regimes, as well as relationships between people and their landscapes.
A feature of this course is the opportunity to study environmental management from an indigenous perspective.
Graduates gain employment in professional areas of environmental science and environmental management, or to proceed to higher levels of research training.
Postgraduate and Research
Students can develop discipline-specific skills in one of the following streams:
- Tropical and arid ecology
- Natural resource management
Qualifications in science are highly sought after by a variety of employers. Graduates can pursue a diverse range of employment opportunities, such as:
- Environmental officer in the mining, tourism or agricultural industries
- Research associate in university or government research teams
- Environmental policy officer with government agencies
- Ranger or project officer in protected area management
Natural resources management facilitator with regional councils, Aboriginal land councils and catchment management groups.
The Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) is available for eligible candidates to open up pathways into postgraduate research in a range of fields, with the opportunity to work at the leading edge of environmental science.
Graduates may also pursue future education in Masters programs.
Academic Support for Indigenous Students
If you are an Indigenous student studying at Charles Darwin University, the Indigenous Academic Support Unit (IASU) is there to help you adapt to the university environment, meet the academic requirements of your course, find a tutor if you need one or answer any questions you might have.
Talk to your Course Coordinator or contact the Indigenous Academic Support Unit directly.
P: 1800 061 963