Environmental management

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Create sustainable solutions for global problems

It's obvious that the world is facing many environmental challenges such as climate change, pollution and biodiversity decline. Environmental management addresses these issues by considering the legal, economic and social dimensions of environmental policy and management.  

Studying environmental management at UNSW

We're ranked 33rd in the world for environmental sciences.* At the undergraduate level, we offer a specialised Bachelor of Environmental Management. This degree explores how environmental science relates to the regulation, economic and social dimensions of environmental policy and management. With state-of-the-art learning facilities, opportunities for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and plenty of collaborative lab and field experience working with leading environmental scientists, our graduates are ready to embark on exciting careers tackling some of the greatest challenges of our time. In addition to our core courses in environmental management, you can tailor a personalised program by adding a variety of majors and electives including biology, Earth science, ecology, marine and coastal science, environmental chemistry and geography.

Career opportunities in environmental management

Careers in environmental management are often multidisciplinary and can integrate many fields such as physical, biological and information sciences. Environmental professionals not only study the environment and assess human impacts – they also explore solutions like renewable energy, conservation strategies and sustainable development. Environmental careers can be quite diverse and span many different sectors including:

  • natural resource management
  • ecological restoration
  • policy development
  • research
  • education

Many of our graduates have used their careers to travel and work in a variety of locations and contribute to environmental sustainability at local and global scales.

Environmental study areas

If you're passionate about the environment, studying science is a great way to have a meaningful impact through almost all disciplines. In addition to environmental management, you might be interested in studying biologyclimate scienceEarth scienceecology, geographymarine & coastal science or physical oceanography.

Our programs

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024