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Do you want to better understand the impacts of humans on biodiversity and the environment and how we can live more sustainably? Explore environmental science, biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and adaption and natural resource management for a more sustainable future. We don't just explore the environment in isolation but also the social, political and economic implications of our environment.

Explore UniSQ's Environmental Science degrees

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Sustainable soils for future farming generations

UniSQ is leading the way with world-first advances in soil structural stability research. Combining sensing and robotic technologies and soil-plant-climate system models, UniSQ researchers are cultivating real-world solutions through their state of the art laboratory techniques and ‘boots on the ground’ field studies. 

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Are online study options available?
Yes! At UniSQ, we understand how important balancing work and family commitments with your study is.  That’s why our undergraduate and postgraduate environmental science courses are available online and on-campus. So, whether you’re looking to study in our state-of-the-art facilities or learn from the comfort of your own home, you’ll  receive the same level of support and opportunities regardless of how you choose to study. Discover more about online study at UniSQ.
How long do environmental science courses take at UniSQ?

The duration of your studies will vary depending on the degree you choose.

  • Undergraduate Certificate — 0.5 years (or part-time equivalent).
  • Bachelor programs — 3 years (or part-time equivalent).
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) — 1 year (or part-time equivalent).
  • Graduate Certificates and Diplomas — 1 year (or part-time equivalent).
  • Master of Research and Master of Science (Environment & Sustainability) — 2 years (or part-time equivalent).
  • Doctor of Philosophy — 3 years (or part-time equivalent). 
Why study environmental science with UniSQ?

When you study for an environmental science degree at UniSQ, you’ll have access to industry-leading facilities and experienced lecturers, giving you the necessary knowledge for a rewarding and exciting career. Depending on your environmental science course, you can choose between flexible study modes — online or on campus. Discover more about the ways you can study at UniSQ.  

  • UniSQ is number one in Queensland for engineering and technology graduates in full-time employment (Good Universities Guide 2024).
  • We collaborate with leading global companies such as John Deere, playing a major role in agricultural and environmental research. 
  • UniSQ has been rated well above world standard for our research in Environmental Science and Management in the latest ERA results.
What are my career prospects with an environmental science degree?

With an environmental sciences degree you will be qualified for a variety of roles in different industries and sectors including:

  • Resource and mining
  • National parks
  • Universities
  • Defence organisations
  • State and federal government departments
  • The Australian Bureau of Meteorology

The skills you’ll gain when you study environmental science with us will open up many job opportunities, including:

  • Climatologist
  • Climate scientist
  • Climate policy analyst
  • Agricultural scientist
  • Conservation and biodiversity manager
  • Environmental engineer and consultant
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Natural resource manager

With access to industry-leading facilities and expert lecturers, there’s no better place to study environmental science than UniSQ!

What are the pathways to entry?
At UniSQ, we know there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ approach to university education. We’re proud to give you the opportunity to study an environmental science degree at your own pace. Whether you’ve just completed Year 12 studies, haven’t studied in a while, or have a VET, TAFE or other appropriate qualification, we’ll have a pathway to your chosen degree.

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