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Bachelor of Biodiversity and Conservation
Bachelor of Biodiversity and Conservation

Bachelor of Biodiversity and Conservation

  • ID:MU610050
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

English requirement

IELTS Overall:  6.5, Reading: 6, Writing: 6, Listening: 6, Speaking: 6


Course Information

The survival of all life on earth depends on properly functioning ecosystems. Without biodiversity, ecosystems break down. When this happens, our water systems, the air we breathe and the environments in which we grow food are all impacted. Conserving the environment has become a global priority, and those with specialist skills in not only reducing our footprint but also identifying strategies for preserving our rich diversity are in demand.

The broad and flexible Bachelor of Biodiversity and Conservation – which uniquely combines studies in plant and animal sciences, genetics, evolution and ecology with environmental and conservation management – will equip you with such specialist skills.


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Course structure

  • Essential units

  • Genes to Organisms

  • Organisms to Ecosystems

  • Biology in Practice

  • The Living Environment

  • Statistical Concepts for Science

  • Scientific Computing

  • Genetics

  • Ecology

  • Evolution

  • Biological Data Analysis

  • Introduction to Geographic Information Science

  • Evolutionary and Conservation Genetics

  • Elective units

  • 10 credit points from  

  • Foundations of Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences 1

  • Foundations of Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences 2

  • 20 credit points from       

  • Life Processes

  • Diversity of Life

  • Marine Environmental Issues

  • Microbiology and Molecular Biology

  • Australian Environmental Futures

  • 40 credit points from         

  • Invertebrate Biology

  • Animal Behaviour

  • Plant Biology

  • Evolutionary Ecology

  • Aquatic Ecosystems

  • Vertebrate Evolution

  • Environmental Analysis Using Remote Sensing and GIS

  • Environmental Management

  • Capstone unit

  • Biodiversity and Conservation

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  • 40cp of elective units. You can use your flexible zone to enrol in any Undergraduate unit for which you meet the requisites. You may also use your flexible zone to complete a minor.


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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Bio-prospector (eg for new pharmaceuticals)

  • Biodiversity informatics adviser

  • Conservation policymaker

  • Environmental assessor

  • Environmental consultant

  • Land manager

  • Natural resource manager

  • Research scientist

  • Wildlife manager

  • Zoo captive breeding programs manager

  • Conservation agencies

  • Departments of agriculture

  • Departments of land and water conservation

  • Environment Australia

  • Environmental protection agencies

  • Fisheries and forestry agencies

  • National parks and wildlife services

  • Scientific research organisations

  • State forests

  • Sydney Bush Regeneration Co

  • The Australian Museum

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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