Sustainable Environmental Futures, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T120

Previous code:  MT3043.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

This testamur major is available as an elective major for Bachelor of Medical Science students only.

Managing our environment sustainably requires professionals who are trained in new technologies across multiple disciplines, including biological and physical sciences, risk assessment, policy and management. Understanding how life interacts with water, soil and the atmosphere empowers us to develop sustainable management solutions for our most pressing environmental challenges. You will learn how to apply fundamental scientific knowledge to evaluate and mitigate the impacts of human activities on natural and managed ecosystems, including the built environment. You will have access to world class ecological and environmental research facilities, and will engage in hands-on, field-based learning, taught by a team at the cutting edge of research in this field. As a graduate, you are prepared for a career in environmental management, consultancy and biological conservation. All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet course requirements. Students will need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Narsimha Reddy

Recommended Sequence

All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet course requirements. Students will need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

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

Bachelor of Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Science with a major in Sustainable Environmental Futures 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 1004 Introduction to Environmental Science 10
Select one of the following: 10
Quantitative Thinking  
Mathematics 1A  
Biometry  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
NATS 2025 Natural Science Research Methods 10
ENVL 2007 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 10
EART 2001 Climate Change Science 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 2008 Ecology 10
Select one of the following: 10
Complex Case Studies in Science  
Work Internship for Science Professionals  
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3015 Field Project 1 10
AGRI 3007 Water in the Landscape 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 3035 Sustainable Environments 10
EART 3006 Science of the Anthropocene 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)

Qualification for the Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary) with a major in Sustainable Environmental Futures 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 1004 Introduction to Environmental Science 10
Select one of the following: 10
Quantitative Thinking  
Mathematics 1A  
Biometry  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
NATS 2025 Natural Science Research Methods 10
ENVL 2007 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 10
EART 2001 Climate Change Science 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 2008 Ecology 10
Select one of the following: 10
Complex Case Studies in Science  
Work Internship for Science Professionals  
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3015 Field Project 1 10
AGRI 3007 Water in the Landscape 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 3035 Sustainable Environments 10
EART 3006 Science of the Anthropocene 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

In addition, all students must complete the mandatory 40 credit point minor in Education Studies.

Education Studies, Minor

Students must meet this requirement by choosing the subjects from the minor in Education Studies as electives within their Bachelor of Science program.

Bachelor of Advanced Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Advanced Science with a major in Sustainable Environmental Futures 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 1004 Introduction to Environmental Science 10
Select one of the following: 10
Quantitative Thinking  
Mathematics 1A  
Biometry  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
NATS 2025 Natural Science Research Methods 10
ENVL 2007 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 10
EART 2001 Climate Change Science 10
NATS 2001 Advanced Science Project A 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 2008 Ecology 10
NATS 2002 Advanced Science Project B 10
Select one of the following: 10
Complex Case Studies in Science  
Work Internship for Science Professionals  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3015 Field Project 1 10
AGRI 3007 Water in the Landscape 10
NATS 3043 Advanced Science Research Project C 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 3035 Sustainable Environments 10
EART 3006 Science of the Anthropocene 10
NATS 3043 Advanced Science Research Project C 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 250 credit points which include the units 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
CHEM 1006 Essential Chemistry 2 (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
One unit from the following (depending on the testamur major chosen)  
PROC 1003 Food Science 1 (WSTC) 10
BIOS 1023 Introduction to Human Biology (WSTC) 10
NATS 1021 Concepts in Human Physiology (WSTC) 10
ENVL 1003 Environmental Issues and Solutions (WSTC) 10
AGEN 1002 Water Quality Assessment and Management (WSTC) 10
NATS 1002 Concepts in Human Anatomy (WSTC) 10
 Credit Points140
Year 2
Autumn session
NATS 2025 Natural Science Research Methods 10
ENVL 2007 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 10
EART 2001 Climate Change Science 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 2008 Ecology 10
ENVL 1004 Introduction to Environmental Science 10
Select one of the following: 10
Complex Case Studies in Science  
Work Internship for Science Professionals  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3015 Field Project 1 10
AGRI 3007 Water in the Landscape 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 3035 Sustainable Environments 10
EART 3006 Science of the Anthropocene 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points300