Welcome to the School of Environment

Science is one of the most versatile areas of study, opening exciting opportunities across a wide range of disciplines. At the School of Environment you'll be empowered to tailor your scientific education to suit your career aspirations.

We are a research-intensive, dynamic School surrounded by the most spectacular and fascinating natural environments in Australia.

The School of Environment is responsible for teaching and research in the fields of:

  • biological science
  • environmental science
  • environmental policy and management
  • chemistry and biochemistry
  • ecology
  • spatial science and remote sensing
  • freshwater ecology
  • wildlife and conservation biology
  • natural and cultural resources management
  • marine and coastal management


Reuters ranks CDU in the top 4 institutions in Australia and NZ for research quality in Environmental Science. 

Times Higher Education ranks CDU among the Top 100 universities in the world under 50 years of age. 

Our flexible and supportive approach allows for students to undertake courses externally, on campus or both. We help students to align comprehensive studies with competing life demands.

Staff within the School of Environment and its Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL) include internationally recognised researchers and scientists who will support you to:

  • develop extensive scientific and environmental knowledge
  • acquire high quality research, technical and clinical skills
  • engage in a range fieldwork opportunities
  • participate in unique industry placements

We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs that cater to

  • the beginner student
  • those in pursuit of a given career
  • those in pursuit of lifelong learning
  • established professionals looking to update their skills and knowledge for professional contexts

Have a look at our pathways into a career in science and environmental science and explore our internationally respected courses.
Contact our team at any time if you have questions or would like to discuss the programs available.

Contact us:

Email: environment@cdu.edu.au 

Phone: 08 8946 6781

Office (Administration): Yellow 2.2.01