Why environmental sciences at UTS
In today's shrinking world and globalised economy, a career as an environmental scientist can take you anywhere! Current issues such as climate change, environmental sustainability and resource management are a major focus of researchers, industry and all levels of government. UTS works closely with these collaborators to understand the issues, and come up with solutions that are applicable and sustainable.
We're relevant and practical
You not only learn in state-of-the-art laboratories with excellent facilities but also learn in the best classroom of all – “the natural environment”, where you claim the great outdoors as your own experimental laboratory!
As an environmental sciences student, you'll undertake fieldwork excursions with our own world-class teaching and technical staff as part of your learning program. These excursions are an integral component of School of the Environment degrees.
We recognise the challenges many students face these days, include choosing the right course or major, work, family and social commitments.
Because of this, we offer a flexible Bachelor of Science where students choose and decide upon their major at the end of their first year of study. Students can also opt not to choose a specific major after their first year, but choose a range of second and third year subjects to suit their interests. This flexibility enables you to focus on your career development according to your interests while keeping your options open.
Students learn via a mix of study modes: lectures, tutorials, internet and online learning.
In addition, our students often take advantage of their ability to alternate between full- and part-time studies.
For more details on the flexible Bachelor of Science, see UTS: Science courses.
Graduates from our Bachelors and Postgraduate programs discover that they have the opportunity to work in a wide range of international locations because our degree programs are widely recognised and respected.
Our students are also highly successful in securing internship programs with industry such as CSIRO, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney Institute of Marine Science and many more.
We offer global opportunities
You can combine the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology, or the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Forensics, or the Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology with a degree from other UTS study areas such as International Studies, Business, Law or Engineering.
This series of innovative combined degrees give you the chance to specialize in an area that interests you and enhances your career paths in the commercial world: this will help you break new ground and make you more employable. By combining it with another specialization you create another dimension to your career path. With the international studies component, you will spend a year overseas and experience the world.
For more details on combined degrees, see UTS: Science courses.
We conduct innovative research
The School has a strong record of research and development; essential to facilitating quality honours and postgraduate research programs, that engages the interest of the community and industry.
Our research programs cover the same broad range of disciplines as our teaching but are focussed into major themes including:
- Climate change studies (C3, Fish Ecology Lab, Seagrass Inc)
- Stressor Reponses and Ecotoxicology (CEnS)
- Geosciences (Mars Study Group)
- Marine and Coastal Ecology
- Terrestrial Ecology & Ecophysiology of Plants and Animals (Arid Ecology, C3)
Specific projects are described in detail at the above websites or can be accessed through individual staff member's pages.