Bachelor of Environmental Science - Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Deakin University

This program was the first course to be offered in Victoria with a major focus on the ecology of wildlife and conservation. Content focuses on 'real-world' problem solving and applied solutions to wildlife and conservation issues. The course is designed to provide theoretical and practical expertise in several discipline areas such as wildlife ecology, biodiversity,landscape, habitat and vegetation management, conservation, animal biology and park management. The course is designed to enable graduates professionally contribute to the study and management of wildlife populations in Australia and overseas. Students will be provided with knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career in this vibrant interdisciplinary field. The hands-on focus of the course features field-based experiences such as extended wildlife field studies trips and regular practical classes. Students will complete a professional work placement and are actively encouraged to volunteer in local, regional and international environmental programs. The strong focus on skills, professional development and volunteering will prepare students for an exciting career in the industry.

Course Fee:


International: $111,296

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Pre-requisites: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL

Structure:

24 credit points over 3 years.

Subjects you can Study:

Conservation biology; Biology and ecology; Environmental management

Study Pathways:

Applicants who have undertaken previous study in a similar or related area may be eligible for some credit for prior learning. An Honours year is available to high achieving students.

Further information:

As a graduate, students will be qualified for a career in wildlife conservation and management, or in environmental science more generally, and ready to take up challenging roles such as wildlife officer, conservation officer, wildlife manager, park ranger, project officer, environmental consultant, research scientist, wildlife biologist, conservation biologist and landscape ecologist. Opportunities exist to work with wildlife - including their habitats and threats - and the policies and strategies that guide management. Graduates obtain jobs in the private, government and not-for-profit sectors.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood 74.05 Yes Part time 6 years
Burwood 74.05 Yes Full time 3 years

Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction and among the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Facilities and services

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative facilities and flexible learning environments. There are five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus – offering students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

Admission and selection

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Study options

As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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