Environmental Management/Arts - 3955

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Science


Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Typical Duration: 4.5 Years  

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 216

UAC Code: 429560

Domestic Entry Requirements: See Domestic Entry Requirements

International Entry Requirements: See International Entry Requirements


Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Environmental Management

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Program Description

The Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts and Social Science offer a dual degree program which qualifies students for two degrees after the equivalent of four and a half years of successful full-time study leading to the award of the degrees Bachelor of Environmental Management and Bachelor of Arts.

The Faculty of Science administers the program, and delegates administration of the Bachelor of Arts requirements to the Faculty of Arts and Social Science.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

For the Bachelor of Environmental Management, please see program objectives and learning outcomes as listed in program 3965 Bachelor of Environmental Management.
For Bachelor of Arts please see program 3409 Bachelor of Arts.

Program Structure

With this dual degree program, students take the 120 units of credit (UOC) core of the Bachelor of Environmental Management program (program 3965) and the 96 units of credit core of the Bachelor of Arts program (program 3409), for a total of 216 UOC. Where students complete the requirements for the two awards in less than 216 UOC due to overlapping courses, they will need to take additional courses from the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Arts and Social Science to bring their total units completed to 216 UOC. Please see ‘Academic Rules’ below for more details.

Academic Rules

Requirements for the Bachelor of Environmental Management in dual degree mode

When taken in dual degree mode a Bachelor of Environmental Management is comprised of 120 units of credit which includes:
  • 60 units of credit from the compulsory course list; and
  • One approved major; and
  • Courses from the Directed Electives list such that the compulsory courses, plus approved major, plus directed electives total 120 UOC.
Academic rules relating to the Bachelor of Environmental Management in dual degree mode are as follows:

1. Students must complete a minimum of 120 UOC;

2. 60 units of credit of compulsory courses must be taken which include:

Stage 1
PLUS at least one of:
PLUS one of:
Stage 2
And ONE of:
Stage 3
3. Approved Majors for the program are:
4. The Approved Major must be declared before enrolling in Level II courses. Students do not need to declare a Major in their first year as they are encouraged to try a variety of Level I Science courses to enable them to select an appropriate Major before commencing Level II courses. Information on how to declare a Major can be found on the Science Student Centre website.

It is not possible to complete a 'double Major' in this Program: if you wish to attempt more than one Major you should consider program 3970 Bachelor of Science.

5. The Directed Electives in the BEnvMgmt Program are:
*Level 3 courses require 24 UOC in Environmental Humanities courses and in certain situations, 24 UOC in Development Studies, for further clarification regarding this, please contact the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Student Centre.

Students who do not undertake the Geography approved Major in the BEnvMgt can also use the following courses towards their Directed Electives:
Students may apply for additional courses to be considered for this list through the Science Student Centre. Courses will be considered by the Associate Dean (Academic Programs) or nominee if they fulfill the objectives of the BEnvMgmt Program.

6. Students must complete all courses on the compulsory course list, an approved Major and Directed Electives to total 120 units of credit. Please note that a course can only count once across these three categories: if a course is completed as a compulsory course or within an approved Major, you must take additional Directed Electives so that the compulsory courses, approved Major and Directed Electives total 120 UOC.

7. No student may normally commence Level II courses until 24 units of credit of Level I courses have been successfully completed unless approved by the Program Convener or Associate Dean (Academic Programs).

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in dual degree mode

When taken as part of a dual degree, the Bachelor of Arts is comprised of:
  • A home major stream (60 UOC);
  • A minor stream (24 UOC);
  • Arts and Social Sciences Prescribed Electives (12 UOC).
Academic rules relating to the Bachelor of Arts in dual degree mode are as follows:

To qualify for the award of the degree at Pass level, a student must:
  • complete 96 UOC in the Bachelor of Arts;
  • complete the requirements for one 60 UOC home major stream;
  • complete the requirements for one 24 UOC minor stream;
  • complete a 12 UOC Arts and Social Sciences Prescribed Electives;
  • complete at least 30 UOC of Level I courses before enrolling in Level 2 courses;
  • specify their major(s)/minor at the time of enrolment into Level 2;
  • complete at least 48 UOC, including 6 UOC at Level 1 and 6 UOC at Level 2 in your major/minor, before enrolling in Level 3 courses.
  • Details of home majors and minors available, and the Arts and Social Sciences Prescribed Electives, can be found on the 3409 Bachelor of Arts program page.
Details of home majors and minors available, and the Prescribed Faculty Elective, can be found on the 3409 Bachelor of Arts program page.

Award with Distinction

For Bachelor of Environmental Management:

The Faculty of Science will award a Pass degree in the BEnvMgmt with Distinction to students who obtain a minimum WAM of 75 across their Program and complete at least 72 UOC at UNSW. The designation "with Distinction" will not be issued to students who enrol in an Honours program.

For Bachelor of Arts:

If you secure a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 75 across your program and you have completed at least 48 UOC of your program at UNSW, you are eligible for the award of your Pass Degree "with Distinction".


Bachelor of Environmental Management

Progression to Honours in Environmental Management is described in program 4500 Bachelor of Science (Honours). Entry to the BSc (Honours) Program is subject to academic performance and the number of places available in a School’s Honours program. Typically students require a minimum overall WAM of a Credit for entry into Honours, although due to the competitive nature of Honours in some Schools, the level of academic performance required may be higher. Where students have an overall WAM that is less than, but close to the entry requirements, Schools may consider academic performance in the major area of study. All decisions regarding entry to the BSc (Honours) are subject to the approval of the Program Authority.

Students seeking to enrol in Honours are required to have completed all the requirements for the BEnvMgmt and satisfied all prerequisite requirements for Honours as specified by the relevant School. Students should check prerequisite requirements for Honours with the relevant School and consider potential projects and supervision as early as possible.

Bachelor of Arts

High achieving Bachelor of Arts students (in Single or Dual mode) who have successfully completed all program requirements may apply for admission to Honours in the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences (Honours) program 4504. Entry to Honours requires a WAM of 70 or higher in the major stream in which you want to study at Honours level.

General Education Requirements

Students enrolled in a dual program are not required to complete any General Education requirements.


For information regarding fees for UNSW programs, please refer to the following website:  UNSW Fee Website.

Faculty of Science Rules

The Faculty of Science has some rules that relate to all students enrolled in programs offered by the Faculty in relation to recognition for prior learning, general education, course exclusions, study load, and cross-institutional study. All students should read the information contained on the Faculty General Rules and Requirements page in this Handbook.

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