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Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability (Honours)

A single one year undergraduate award offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment

  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HENSU
  • CRICOS code 091182B
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HENSU
  • CRICOS code 091182B

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability (Honours) requires completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of the Environment Honours specialisation

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Admission Requirements

An AQF Level 7 Bachelor  of Environment and Sustainability degree or equivalent, completed within the last two years:

  • with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70  per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses in the discipline cognate to the honours specialisation, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks.

  • and the satisfaction of any further requirements specified in the relevant Honours specialisation

Cognate Disiplines 

Anthropology, Asia Pacific Studies, Biodiversity, Biology, Climate Change, Conservation Biology, Development Studies, Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Geography, Human Ecology, Indigenous Australian Studies, International Relations, Natural Resource Management, Policy Studies, Population Studies, Public Health, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Science Communication, Sociology, Soil Science, Sustainability Science, Sustainable Development, Urban Planning, Water Science

Adjustment Factors

Bonus points to do not apply to 1 year honours programs. They do not apply to this program.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

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Annual indicative fee for international students

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ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability (Honours) degree builds on the Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability with the Environment Honours specialisation, reflecting ANU national and international leadership in research in this field.  You will design and implement a unique research project on a topic relevant to environment and sustainability, preparing you for professional life or for a higher degree by research through the development of advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of your discipline. Your research will provide new understandings of or solutions to complex problems; and you will develop skills valued by employers, including holistic thinking and evidence-based decision making.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2017

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation and evaluation of a chosen research topic relevant to environment and sustainability to generate new knowledge.

  2. Systematically identify and evaluate relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence, and draw appropriate original conclusions.

  3. Engage in systematic discovery and critical review of appropriate and relevant information sources.

  4. If relevant, demonstrate sufficient mastery to understand, evaluate, and appropriately apply techniques and methods to collect original research data and/or develop new techniques and methods to collect original research data.

  5.  Analyse and interpret research data with appropriate statistical or other evaluative processes to generate new knowledge.

  6. Understand and appropriately apply ethical standards of conduct in the collection, evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of data and other resources.

  7. Communicate and justify complex research concepts, methods, results, contexts, and implications clearly and effectively both in writing and orally to a variety of audiences.

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