Where will this take me?


After completing the Ecosystem Science major in the Bachelor of Science, you’ll be well placed to move into the workforce, further study, or graduate research.

Career outcomes

After completing this major you might pursue careers in landscape management, community engagement, ecological restoration, urban horticulture, forest or environmental planning, biodiversity conservation or forest carbon investment and accounting.

Our graduates have found rewarding careers in government agencies such as the Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning, VicForests, Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water. Many also gain employment in private companies, local councils and non-government organisations.

Read more about careers in land management.

Further study

You can complete an honours year in Ecosystem Science as part of your Bachelor of Science or you can immediately move into graduate studies.


If you wish to continue your studies at graduate level, this major is a great lead-in to many specialist science and environment degrees.

Graduate degrees you could consider are:

Depending on the subjects you take in the Bachelor of Science, a range of other graduate degrees may be possible – in fields as diverse as science and technology, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.


If you complete an honours year or a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or another graduate research program.

This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a University, research institute, consulting company or not-for-profit.