Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) Deakin University

3.67 out of 5 from 3 reviews
Bachelor Degree
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

Study the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) at Deakin and you'll get out of the classroom and into nature, learn how to handle native animals, measure the health of freshwater environments, survey wildlife populations and conduct sustainability assessments.

This course is ideally suited to those who are passionate about wildlife and conservation as it focuses on 'real-world' problem solving and applied solutions to wildlife and conservation issues. Throughout your studies you will acquire knowledge, skills and practical expertise in a range of areas including biodiversity, wildlife ecology, landscape, habitat and vegetation management, conservation, animal biology and park management.

Deakin has a long history of offering specialised courses in environmental science. The Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) was the first course to be offered in Victoria with a major focus on the ecology of wildlife and conservation.

There is a strong focus on fieldwork and hands-on experience including a field studies camp in each year of the course, professional work placements within environmental agencies and extensive opportunities for study and work placements overseas.

You'll participate in a range of hands-on experiences, including regular practical classes and extended wildlife field trips. Professional work placements are a feature of this course and students are encouraged to volunteer in local, regional and international environmental programs. This strong focus on professional skills development will prepare you for an exciting career in the industry.

Graduates are qualified for careers in wildlife conservation and management, and in environmental science more generally. Choose from roles such as wildlife officer, conservation officer, wildlife manager, park ranger, project officer, environmental consultant, research scientist, wildlife biologist, conservation biologist and landscape ecologist.

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) you will be qualified for a career in wildlife conservation and...

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Additional Information

The course includes a compulsory professional practice unit that requires you to undertake at least 80 hours of work experience in a course-related...

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Average ratings for Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) Deakin University based on 3 reviews
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Student Reviews

July 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: this course has provided me we a much deeper insight into the environment around us and the impact we as human beings have upon it. i found through this course i have been able to focus on my passion for animals and biodiversity. i enjoy more practical activities such as dissections, observing live specimens and fi...

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June 2018
Year completed 2019

The course includes subjects that cover a range of information such as climate change, pollution, environmental management, animal diversity, animal anatomy and research methods. i enjoy most of these particular topics so gaining this knowledge has become the catalyst for a new found level of passion for environmentalism and ...

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June 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: The hands on fieldwork

Negatives: Sometimes the pracs and lectures don’t coordinate well so the lecture is after the practice which isn’t very useful

My advice to future students is: Don’t panic if the course isn’t suited to you, you have so many opportunities just waiting for you

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