Environmental Science

Environmental Science


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.

Download the Bachelor of Environmental Science course brochure

Teaching programs

Postgraduate and Research

Specialised streams

Students can develop discipline-specific skills in one of the following streams:

  • Tropical and arid ecology
  • Natural resource management

Career opportunities

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

Environmental consultant

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.


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