Ecosystem Science

    What will I study?


    You will be able to integrate knowledge of forest ecology to address the impacts of climate change on forest systems and the ecosystem goods and services they provide.

    We’ll prepare you for employment in a land management related career or for further studies in related coursework masters programs.

    Your major structure

    This major can be completed through the Bachelor of Science.

    In your first and second year you will complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major as well as other science core, science elective and breadth studies.

    In your third year, you will complete 50 points (usually four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in ecosystem science and you can also complete breadth studies. This major is made up of core and core selective subjects and there are two specialisations available: Urban Ecosystems (from 2019) and Forest Ecosystems.

    Breadth Studies

    Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne Model. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of science, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.

    Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.

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    Explore the subjects you could choose as part of this major.

    (not available until 2019)