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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Environmental Management
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Environmental Management

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Environmental Management

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • IELTS Academic, IELTS score of 6.0 in the academic module (with no individual band below 5.5). IELTS Online is also accepted.

  • Internet-based TOEFL, Score of 80 (writing 20) TOEFL iBT Home Edition is currently accepted for applications for intakes commencing semester 2 2022 and 2023 intakes. The University of Otago TOEFL institution code is: 9483 (Please note we do not accept MyBest TOEFL scores).

  • Paper-based TOEFL, Score of 550 (TWE 4.5) The University of Otago TOEFL institution code is: 9483

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Overall score of 176 (with no individual band below 169)

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), Overall score of 176 (with no individual band below 169)

Course Information

Finding creative ways to save the planet.

From climate change and deforestation to soil erosion and species losses, the world seems plagued by a catalogue of disasters that no-one can stop. The good news is more and more people are on the case. Environmental Management is about coordinating these efforts – investigating problems, developing solutions, and working in multidisciplinary teams to get things done.

Otago’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) in Environmental Management teaches you about the science of environmental systems and problems. It covers the wider social, economic and political context, including the requirements of environmental legislation. Environmental Management gives you skills and knowledge to find creative responses to environmental challenges.

Why study Environmental Management?

As an Environmental Management graduate, you’ll work with decision-makers, governments, and large businesses, making a practical contribution to addressing environmental problems in New Zealand and overseas.

By studying Environmental Management you’ll gain a comprehensive and flexible qualification. The course will develop a wide range of research, analysis, communication and computing skills, and prepare you to take advantage of the numerous career pathways in Environmental Management.

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  •  ENVI 111  Environment and Society

  • GEOG 101  Physical Geography

  • GEOG 102  Human Geography

One of:

  • MATH 120  Mathematics for Scientists

  • MATH 130  Fundamentals of Modern Mathematics 1

  • MATH 140  Fundamentals of Modern Mathematics 2

  • STAT 110  Statistical Methods


  •  GEOG 216  Resource Evaluation and Planning

  • GEOG 290  Field Research Methods (Science)

  • Two of GEOG 281, GEOG 282, GEOG 283, GEOG 284, GEOG 286, GEOG 287, GEOG 288, GEOG 289, GEOG 298, GEOG 299


  •  GEOG 380  Field Research Studies

  • GEOG 397  Environmental Management

  • Two of GEOG 387, GEOG 388, GEOG 389, GEOG 390, GEOG 392, GEOG 393, GEOG 394, GEOG 395, GEOG 398, GEOG 399

  • , 144 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved paper

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Environmental Management skills are in demand around the world. In New Zealand, Environmental Management has been given an enormous boost as a career option with the introduction of some major pieces of legislation, in particular the Resource Management Act, the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act, and the Biosecurity Act. And there are plenty of opportunities to practise overseas, as long as you familiarize yourself with the local statutory requirements.

Many large companies now employ Environmental Management staff to work directly with their other staff, and to deal with local and central government. Those with overseas operations will need personnel with an international perspective in their training, something emphasised in the Otago course.

Many export companies now need environmental accreditation in order to secure markets in Europe, Japan, North America and elsewhere. Helping companies meet the requirements of such accreditation and certification schemes will be a major employment opportunity in coming years.

There is now a very large environmental consulting sector, contracting to private and public sector organisations. This kind of work tends to have plenty of variety, not to mention opportunities for travel.

There is always high demand in this area for graduates with a thorough understanding of the new environmental management scene backed up by specific scientific skills.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Health Insurance: 600 per year

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