Environmental Health, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T076

Previous Code:  MT3031.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and the places we live, work and play all have major impacts on our health and well-being. The testamur major Environmental Health in a Bachelor of Science, will equip you to explore the diverse range of natural and built-environment challenges that confront us, from the mitigation of human health impacts of global climate change through to the more localised issues of air and water quality, waste management, food security, environmental noise and healthy communities. The major areas of study addressed within the major include air pollution; community studies; emergency management; environmental regulation and policy; environmental monitoring; environmental planning; environmental protection; epidemiology; food safety; noise, occupational environment; risk assessment; sustainable environmental management; toxicology; urban development and water pollution.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Narsimha Reddy

Recommended Sequence

Select the link for your program below to see details of the major

Please note that some subjects require attendance at workshops during mid-semester break.

Bachelor of Science full-time start-year intake

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Science with a major in Environmental Health requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
NATS 1019 Scientific Literacy 10
BIOS 1001 Biodiversity 10
CHEM 1008 Introductory Chemistry 10
BIOS 1027 Management of Aquatic Environments 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 1012 Cell Biology 10
ENVL 1002 Environmental Issues and Solutions 10
Select one of the following: 10
Quantitative Thinking  
Biometry  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
PUBH 2010 Epidemiology 10
BIOS 2022 Microbiology 1 10
BIOS 1022 Introduction to Human Biology 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 2031 Toxicology 10
EART 3007 Land Degradation and Contamination 10
ENVL 3010 Environmental Planning, Policy & Regulation 10
Select one of the following: 10
Work Internship for Science Professionals  
Complex Case Studies in Science  
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3015 Field Project 1 10
PUBH 3021 Air Pollution & Control 10
PUBH 3017 Occupational Health and Safety 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 3020 Food Safety 10
PUBH 3005 Disaster and Emergency Management 10
PUBH 3007 Disease Prevention and Control 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Bachelor of Science part-time start-year intake

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Science with a major in Environmental Health requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BIOS 1001 Biodiversity 10
NATS 1019 Scientific Literacy 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
ENVL 1002 Environmental Issues and Solutions 10
MATH 1026 Quantitative Thinking 10
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
CHEM 1008 Introductory Chemistry 10
BIOS 1027 Management of Aquatic Environments 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BIOS 1012 Cell Biology 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Autumn session
BIOS 1022 Introduction to Human Biology 10
BIOS 2022 Microbiology 1 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
ENVL 3010 Environmental Planning, Policy & Regulation 10
NATS 2031 Toxicology 10
 Credit Points20
Year 4
Autumn session
PUBH 2010 Epidemiology 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
EART 3007 Land Degradation and Contamination 10
NATS 3045 Work Internship for Science Professionals 10
 Credit Points20
Year 5
Autumn session
PUBH 3021 Air Pollution & Control 10
PUBH 3017 Occupational Health and Safety 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
PUBH 3005 Disaster and Emergency Management 10
NATS 3020 Food Safety 10
 Credit Points20
Year 6
Autumn session
NATS 3015 Field Project 1 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
PUBH 3007 Disease Prevention and Control 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points240

Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science full-time start-year intake

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 250 credit points which includes the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Year 1: College Subjects  
Standard 3-term year  
Preparatory subject  
CHEM 0001 Chemistry (WSTC Prep) 10
Eight university-level subjects as follows:  
BIOS 1014 Cell Biology (WSTC) 10
NATS 1020 Scientific Literacy (WSTC) 10
CHEM 1009 Introductory Chemistry (WSTC) 10
BIOS 1003 Biodiversity (WSTC) 10
MATH 1027 Quantitative Thinking (WSTC) 10
BIOS 1034 Management of Aquatic Environments (WSTC) 10
ENVL 1003 Environmental Issues and Solutions (WSTC) 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points90
Year 2
Autumn session
PUBH 2010 Epidemiology 10
BIOS 2022 Microbiology 1 10
BIOS 1022 Introduction to Human Biology 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 2031 Toxicology 10
EART 3007 Land Degradation and Contamination 10
ENVL 3010 Environmental Planning, Policy & Regulation 10
Select one of the following: 10
Work Internship for Science Professionals  
Complex Case Studies in Science  
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3015 Field Project 1 10
PUBH 3021 Air Pollution & Control 10
PUBH 3017 Occupational Health and Safety 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 3020 Food Safety 10
PUBH 3005 Disaster and Emergency Management 10
PUBH 3007 Disease Prevention and Control 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points250

Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science part-time start-year intake

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 250 credit points which includes the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Subject Title Credit Points
Years 1 and 2: College Subjects
Students must consult the Academic Course Advisor to determine their part-time sequence of study for The College subjects.
Preparatory subject
CHEM 0001Chemistry (WSTC Prep)10
Eight university-level subjects as follows:
BIOS 1014Cell Biology (WSTC)10
NATS 1020Scientific Literacy (WSTC)10
CHEM 1009Introductory Chemistry (WSTC)10
BIOS 1003Biodiversity (WSTC)10
MATH 1027Quantitative Thinking (WSTC)10
BIOS 1034Management of Aquatic Environments (WSTC)10
ENVL 1003Environmental Issues and Solutions (WSTC)10
Select one elective10
Total Credit Points90
Plan of Study Grid
Year 3
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BIOS 1022 Introduction to Human Biology 10
BIOS 2022 Microbiology 1 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
ENVL 3010 Environmental Planning, Policy & Regulation 10
NATS 2031 Toxicology 10
 Credit Points20
Year 4
Autumn session
PUBH 2010 Epidemiology 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
EART 3007 Land Degradation and Contamination 10
NATS 3045 Work Internship for Science Professionals 10
 Credit Points20
Year 5
Autumn session
PUBH 3021 Air Pollution & Control 10
PUBH 3017 Occupational Health and Safety 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
PUBH 3005 Disaster and Emergency Management 10
NATS 3020 Food Safety 10
 Credit Points20
Year 6
Autumn session
NATS 3015 Field Project 1 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
PUBH 3007 Disease Prevention and Control 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points160

Equivalent Subject 

The subject listed below counts towards completion of this Major for students who passed this subject in 2020 or earlier.

ENVL 2002 Environmental Regulation and Policy, replaced by ENVL 3010 Environmental Planning, Policy & Regulation