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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the Undergraduate handbook change register for details.

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Science

Managing facultyScience
Abbreviated titleBSc(EnvMgt)
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Sunway)
Contact details

Course coordinator

Dr Emily Goh Joo Kheng


  • The maximum time for completion of the course is 10 years, including any periods of intermission. Students cannot take additional units that exceed the 144 credit points required for the course. Students wishing to take additional units can only do so on a single subject basis (full-fee paying basis) with the approval of the faculty.


This course provides students with the opportunity to develop an appreciation of the Earth's natural resources (its flora and fauna, minerals, soils, air, water and energy), an awareness of environmental management issues, and the knowledge and skill base to adequately manage these resources.


Upon completion of this course, students will have knowledge of a broad spectrum of resource management issues and strategies used to manage and sustain the Earth's natural resources. Graduates will also have skills and knowledge of scientific principles and concepts in areas of science relevant to resource management, including chemistry, biology, instrumental science and statistics.


The course consists of a combination of compulsory core units mainly from the disciplines of biology, chemistry and instrumental science, along with a number of specialist units dealing more specifically with industry, resources and their environmental management. Students must complete 108 points of core units, plus 36 points of elective studies.


Over the three stages of the course students must complete 144 points of study including all of the following:

  • BIO1011 Biology I
  • BIO1022 Biology II
  • BIO2011 Ecology
  • BIO3011 Research methods in biology
  • BIO3810 Tropical aquatic biology
  • BIO3820 Tropical terrestrial biology
  • CHM1011 Chemistry
  • CHM1022 Chemistry
  • CHM2951 Environmental chemistry- water
  • CHM3960 Environmental chemistry
  • ENV1800 Environmental science: a Southeast Asian perspective
  • ENV2726 Conservation of bioresources
  • ENV2757 Environmental health
  • ENV3011 Environmental analysis 2: decision making
  • ENV3737 Environmental management
  • MIC2011 Introduction to microbiology and microbial biotechnology
  • SCI1020 Introduction to statistical reasoning
  • SCI2010 The practice and application of science
  • additional elective units to take the total credit points to 144.

Students must complete all the requirements outlined below, including:

  • at least 36 points of science units at level one and at least 24 points of science units at level three
  • no more than 60 points of level one units overall.

Recommended program of study

Stage one

Stage two

Stage three


Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management)