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Online
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Duration

6 years part-time
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Admission information

7000
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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

Session 2; Session 1 201860; 201830
Session 2; Session 1 201860; 201830

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Fees and course offerings section for more information.

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International students

  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

Recognised by every environmental management agency in Australia, this course is developed in close association with industry, professionals and government to ensure it meets and supports their needs. You will graduate with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, habits and professional networks needed for a successful career in this important field.

Choose your area of specialisation

The Bachelor of Environmental Science (with specialisations) offers you a range of specialisations in catchment management, conservation and management, land and water, or landscape analysis, depending on your interests and goals.

Learn from industry leaders

Be taught by dedicated professionals with many years of collective experience in the field and gain practical experience during residential schools using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that emphasise sustainable design.

Study at your own place and pace

This course is offered online enabling you to balance your study with work, family and lifestyle commitments. Learn using a range of online resources and communication tools, as well as through attending residential schools on campus for some subjects, and undertaking workplace learning in industry.

Be industry ready

This course features 240 hours (six weeks) of workplace learning for the course. You will be provided with information as to workplace learning opportunities across diverse areas of the environmental sector. Many of our graduates gain employment directly from their workplace learning providers.  Students currently employed in environmental industries may be able to apply for credit for this requirement.

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At CSU, you will:

  • learn through practical and/or field experience.
  • have opportunities to undertake a range of field experiences.There are many opportunities to participate in voluntary and paid field expeditions to areas such as the Australian alps, Mungo National Park and North Head, Sydney
  • be supported in doing professional practice. Placement opportunities in Australia range from the Tasmanian wilderness to Australia's far north
  • travel to places around the world. Each year the School hosts international field trips to locations such as East Timor, Cambodia and Nepal. International experience is also encouraged through CSU's Student Exchange Program.

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

BIO203 Animal Diversity
BIO262 Vegetation Ecology
BIO323 River and Floodplain Ecology
BIO326 Vegetation and Disturbance Management
BIO327 Wildlife Ecology and Management
BIO402 River Restoration and Protection
ENM101 People and the Environment
PSC104 Soil Science
PSC420 Water Policy and Management

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

Infographic - 82.2% of CSU Environmental Studies graduates find full-time employment within 4 months of graduating

Career opportunities

Wildlife and conservation

Conserve and improve habitat conditions and the overall health and wellbeing of our natural ecosystems through the design and delivery of restoration projects.

Catchment management

Help build sustainable agricultural enterprises and practices through your understanding of Australia's unique agricultural systems and the environments that support them.

Environmental science

Focus on environmental science and secure a niche in a growing industry. Environmental scientists have an above average proportion of full-time jobs with an employment rate of 84.2 per cent.

Wildlife and conservation

Conserve and improve habitat conditions and the overall health and wellbeing of our natural ecosystems through the design and delivery of restoration projects.

Catchment management

Help build sustainable agricultural enterprises and practices through your understanding of Australia's unique agricultural systems and the environments that support them.

Environmental science

Focus on environmental science and secure a niche in a growing industry. Environmental scientists have an above average proportion of full-time jobs with an employment rate of 84.2 per cent.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

No special arrangements apply

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Fees and course offerings

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The section below is designed to allow you to select the option specific to your circumstances to discover the course fee and course offering information appropriate for you.

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Course Fees

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Course Fees

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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Course Fees

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Course Fees

CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

International recruitment agents

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

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Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

Access the fee calculator

Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

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Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

Course Fees

This course is associated with the Australian Government supported Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

If you are a successful applicant for Research degree candidature, and you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees.

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to CSU.

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Information on research fees and fee support

For assistance contact the Research Office

Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

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Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

For more information on Fee Paying HDR students

For assistance contact the Research Office

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1 year part-time ( points)

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1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

For assistance contact the Research Office

This international off-shore on campus offering is managed through a CSU partner organisation. Course fees will not be displayed here and should be discussed with the partner organisation.

Please contact us to find out more.

Session availability

This course is offered in the following sessions for enrolment:

Bachelor of Environmental Science (with specialisations) specific fee details

Standard CSU fee details

Any fees and offerings are correct at the date of publishing. Fees are relevant for the year selected only and are subject to change in future years.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HELP open_in_new government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider:

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand)
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls)
Nathan Varley - Bachelor of Environmental Science (with specialisations)

"I chose CSU because I was able to complete the course online. I really liked the practical hands-on learning parts of the course especially with the demonstrators at residential schools."

Nathan Varley - Bachelor of Environmental Science (with specialisations)

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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Catchment Management specialisation

This specialisation is for students seeking in-depth cognitive and technical skills in the sustainable management of catchment communities and environments.

Conservation and Management specialisation

In this specialisation you will gain in-depth cognitive and technical skills in the conservation and management of biodiversity.

Land and Water specialisation

The Land and Water specialisation offers in-depth cognitive and technical skills in the conservation and management of biophysical resources.

Landscape Analysis specialisation

If you are seeking in-depth knowledge and skills in spatial analysis and sustainable management of landscapes, this specialisation is for you.

The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

The course is of 192 points duration: comprising 88 points of core subjects and a specialisation sequence of 104 points.

Core subjects (88 points)

BIO112 Principles of Ecology
BIO262 Vegetation Ecology
BIO323 River and Floodplain Ecology
ENM101 People and the Environment
ENM109 Introduction to Professional Practice
ENM163 Natural Resource Management
ENM309 Managing Projects and Resources
GEO164 Earth System Processes
GEO360 Community Engagement and Capacity Building
SCI103 Communicating Environmental Data
SPA215 Principles of GIS

Specialisation subjects (104 points)

Ecological Conservation Specialisation
Provides knowledge and skills in conservation of the environment

BIO203 Animal Diversity
BIO216 Conservation Biology
BIO263 Methods for Environmental Data Analysis
BIO312 Landscape Ecology
BIO326 Vegetation and Disturbance Management (16 points)
BIO327 Wildlife Ecology and Management (16 points)
BIO328 Restoration Ecology
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
GEO204 Ecological and Environmental Soil Science
GEO303 Climatology
SPA308 GIS Applications

Land and Water Specialisation
Provides knowledge and skills in managing our biophysical resources

BIO216 Conservation Biology
BIO263 Methods for Environmental Data Analysis
BIO312 Landscape Ecology
BIO402 River Restoration and Protection
GEO204 Ecological and Environmental Soil Science
GEO303 Climatology
GEO305 Groundwater Hydrology and Mgt
GEO314 River Hydrology and Geomorphology
PSC420 Water Policy and Management
ENM308 The Challenge of Sustainable Development
SPA217 Remote Sensing of the Environment
SPA313 Advanced GIS Applications and Modelling
SPA308 GIS Applications

Catchment Management Specialisation
Provides knowledge and skills in managing our natural resources in rural environments

AGB165 Agribusiness Systems
AGR237 Property Planning and Development
BIO326 Vegetation and Disturbance Management (16 points)
GEO303 Climatology
GEO305 Groundwater Hydrology and Management
GEO314 River Hydrology and Geomorphology
PSC104 Soil Science
PSC420 Water Policy and Management
ENM308 The Challenge of Sustainable Development
SOC226 Rural Sociology
SOC308 Community Analysis
SPA217 Remote Sensing of the Environment

Landscape Analysis and Management Specialisation
Provides knowledge and skills in managing landscapes and the impact of extractive industries

BIO263 Methods for Environmental Data Analysis
BIO312 Landscape Ecology
ENM415 Environmental Management of Mine Sites and Contaminated Lands
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
GEO204 Ecological and Environmental Soil Science
GEO303 Climatology
GEO305 Groundwater Hydrology and Management
GEO314 River Hydrology and Geomorphology
SPA217 Remote Sensing of the Environment
SPA308 GIS Applications
SPA405 Image Analysis
SPA412 Integrated GIS/Remote Sensing
SPA414 Critical Review of GIS and Geocomputation

Normally six years by Part-time Distance Education. Note students may be able to decrease the length of time it takes to do the degree by taking some of the limited number of subjects that are available in Session 3 (90) or increasing their load.

Common Part-time Distance Pattern For First Year - by Part-time Distance Education Study
Year 1
Session 1 (30)

SCI103 Communicating Environmental Data
ENM109 Introduction to Professional Practice

Session 2 (60)
BIO112 Principles of Ecology
GEO164 Earth System Processes

Remaining Pattern for Ecological Conservation Specialisation

Year 2
Session 1 (30)

BIO263 Methods for Environmental Data Analysis
ENM163 Natural Resource Management

Session 2 (60)
ENM101 People and the Environment
BIO262 Vegetation Ecology

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 3
Session 1 (30)

SPA215 Principles of GIS
BIO203 Animal Diversity

Session 2 (60)
SPA308 GIS Applications
GEO360 Community Engagement and Capacity Building

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 4
Session 1 (30)

GEO204 Ecological and Environmental Soil Science
BIO216 Conservation Biology

Session 2 (60)
BIO327 Wildlife Ecology and Management (16 Points)

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 5
Session 1 (30)

BIO326 Vegetation and Disturbance Management (16 points)

Session 2 (60)
BIO328 Restoration Ecology
GEO303 Climatology

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 6
Session 1 (30)

BIO323 River and Floodplain Ecology
BIO312 Landscape Ecology

Session 2 (60)
ENM309 Managing Projects and Resources
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing


Remaining Pattern for Land and Water Specialisation

Year 2
Session 1 (30)

ENM163 Natural Resource Management
BIO263 Methods for Environmental Data Analysis

Session 2 (60)
ENM101 People and the Environment
BIO262 Vegetation Ecology

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 3
Session 1 (30)

SPA215 Principles of GIS
BIO216 Conservation Biology

Session 2 (60)
SPA308 GIS Applications
GEO360 Community Engagement and Capacity Building

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 4
Session 1 (30)

GEO204 Ecological and Environmental Soil Science
SPA217 Remote Sensing of the Environment

Session 2 (60)
SPA313 Advanced GIS Applications and Modelling
GEO303 Climatology

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 5
Session 1 (30)

GEO314 River Hydrology & Geomorphology
BIO323 River and Floodplain Ecology

Session 2 (60)
PSC420 Water Policy and Management
GEO305 Groundwater Hydrology and Management

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 6
Session 1 (30)

BIO312 Landscape Ecology
ENM308 The Challenge of Sustainable Development

Session 2 (60)
ENM309 Managing Projects and Resources
BIO402 River Restoration and Protection

Remaining Pattern for Catchment Management Specialisation

Year 2
Session 1 (30)

ENM163 Natural Resource Management
AGB165 Agribusiness Systems

Session 2 (60)
ENM101 People and the Environment
PSC104 Soil Science

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 3
Session 1 (30)

SPA215 Principles of GIS
SPA217 Remote Sensing of the Environment

Session 2 (60)
BIO262 Vegetation Ecology
SOC226 Rural Sociology

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. The Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 4
Session 1 (30)

AGR237 Property Planning and Development
GEO314 River Hydrology and Geomorphology

Session 2 (60)
GEO360 Community Engagement and Capacity Building
GEO305 Groundwater Hydrology and Management

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 5
Session 1 (30)

BIO326 Vegetation and Disturbance Management (16 points)

Session 2 (60)
GEO303 Climatology
SOC308 Community Analysis

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 6
Session 1 (30)

BIO323 River and Floodplain Ecology
ENM308 The Challenge of Sustainable Development

Session 2 (60)
ENM309 Managing Projects and Resources
PSC420 Water Policy and Management

Remaining Pattern for Landscape Analysis and Management Specialisation - by Part-time Distance Education

Year 2
Session 1 (30)

ENM163 Natural Resource Management
BIO263 Methods of Ecosystem Analysis

Session 2 (60)
ENM101 People and the Environment
BIO262 Vegetation Ecology

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 3
Session 1 (30)

SPA215 Principles of GIS
GEO204 Ecological and Environmental Soil Science

Session 2 (60)
SPA308 GIS Applications
GEO303 Climatology

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 4
Session 1 (30)

SPA217 Remote Sensing of the Environment
GEO314 River Hydrology and Geomorphology

Session 2 (60)
SPA405 Image Analysis
GEO305 Groundwater Hydrology and Management

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 5
Session 1 (30)

SPA414 Critical Review of GIS and Geocomputation
BIO312 Landscape Ecology

Session 2 (60)
GEO360 Community Engagement and Capacity Building
SPA412 Integrated GIS/Remote Sensing

Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details

Year 6
Session 1 (30)

BIO323 River and Floodplain Ecology
ENM415 Environmental Management of Mine Sites and Contaminated Lands

Session 2 (60)
ENM309 Managing Projects and Resources
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment & Auditing

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

Must complete 192 points at Pass level or better

Additional Graduation Requirements

Nil

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is normally open for applications in September and October each year.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply anytime

Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

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