Bachelor of Science
The Bachelor of Science provides a broad education in science as well as the opportunity to specialise in an area of interest through the study of a major such as regenerative agriculture, biology, environmental chemistry, engineering, or mathematics. The degree is ideal for attaining a general overview of science before specialising in a specific course of study. It offers flexibility in subject choices enabling students to tailor their study to their learning goals.
Major areas of study
Regenerative Agriculture examines human ecology, agroecology, regenerative agronomy and soil management as well as the planning of rural landscapes. It draws on the University’s specialist expertise in plant science, agronomy, ecology, agroforestry, environmental chemistry and socio-ecological systems, developing specialist knowledge in a whole-of-system approach to food production and farm management. (Available online) NEW in 2020
Biology provides students with a broad base for understanding principles governing life processes at all levels–molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecological. There is a strong focus on human impacts. The management of ecosystems is embedded throughout the major.
Engineering ensures students have a sound base of environmental engineering knowledge coupled with principles of physical and biological sciences.
Environmental Chemistry gives students the knowledge to solve chemically related environmental problems. Students will also gain an overview of sediment and aquatic chemistry, which includes laboratory analysis of materials.
Mathematics provides an area of specialisation for students in advanced mathematical skills. Subject areas can include an overview of algebra, calculus, physics and more complex analysis and group theories.