Geraldton Universities Centre (GUC) is looking to launch a Bachelor of Environmental Science in the Northern Agricultural Region next year, and you could get involved.
The Bachelor of Environmental Science, provided by Central Queensland University and delivered by GUC, will enable students to develop the knowledge and skills required for employment related to environmental monitoring, management and ecologically sustainable development.
You could gain a career as an environmental officer, environmental scientist, environmental consultant, vegetation management officer and much more, through completion of a Bachelor of Environmental Science.
The Northern Agricultural Catchments Council hopes to support this program in a variety of ways.
NACC’s GIS coordinator Emma Jackson said: “The Bachelor of Environmental Science is a great degree as a baseline for environmental science and can lead to many avenues of work within the field.”
“It’s also good to have local skills staying in the region and adding value to our community and by having this opportunity available locally, it allows regional students to be able to stay at home while studying and not have to relocate to Perth to study.”
Employment opportunities exist within public and private sectors, for example; local catchment authorities, regional resource management organisations, State and Federal Government natural resource management departments, environmental consulting firms, local councils and mining companies.
What’s in it for you?
At GUC, students will enrol in the Central Queensland University’s Bachelor of Environmental Science as distance students, but receive weekly tutorials for theoretical units and undertake 3-4 day intensive courses each semester in practical units that make up the program.
Field work is also applicable in some of the intensive practical units.
Students with the Diploma of Conservation and Land Management or Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology would receive 8 units of credit in the program, meaning they could complete their degree after two years of full time study.
While all lectures are accessed online, interested remote students who may not be able to attend all tutorials in Geraldton on a weekly basis, can access classes live via web access from home into tutorials in Geraldton. Whenever you can make it to Geraldton you can attend face-to-face tutorials at the GUC campus and enjoy access to all of the other student facilities on site for study, student support and other academic purposes.
All residential school practical blocks (2-4 day intensives) are compulsory and will need to be attended in Geraldton and will be held at the Batavia Coast Maritime Institute.
Express your interest now!
Please express your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9920 4404 to discuss your circumstances and interest further click on the link to the Bachelor of Environmental Science course through; www.guc.edu.au/courses/environmental-science/.