Ecosystem Science

    What will I study?


    Within this major, the Urban Ecosystems specialisation will teach you to build and manage the greener, liveable cities of the future, while in the Forest Ecosystem specialisation you’ll discover how to sustainably manage what goes into, and what comes out of, forests.

    You’ll gain integrated knowledge from a range of disciplines, including plant science, soil science, hydrology, ecology, design, engineering and the social sciences.

    And to sharpen up your practical skills, you’ll learn about site analysis; the collection, integration and analysis of data; and the evaluation and presentation of management plans.

    Your major structure

    You’ll complete this major as part of a Bachelor of Science degree.

    In your first and second years you will complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major, including biology and ecology.

    In your third year, you will complete 50 points (four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in ecosystem science.

    Your subject choices will depend on which specialisation you choose: Urban Ecosystems or Forest Ecosystems.

    Throughout your degree you will also take science elective subjects and breadth (non-science) subjects.

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