Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Environment and Society

Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Environment and Society


Combine science-led knowledge and social science skills to address the way we adapt to environmental change, and help create a sustainable future.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

ATAR 75.80*

Full-time 4 years
Next intake:
Melbourne City
Entry score:

ATAR 75.80

Full-time 4 years

AU$38,400 (2022 annual)

Next intake:
Melbourne City


Combine science-led knowledge and social science skills to address the way we adapt to environmental change, and help create a sustainable future.


Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.


With the emergence of the global green economy, graduates from this course are highly sought after by employers thanks to their rare combination of environmental science and environmental policy skills.

Graduates work in local and international organisations, including government departments, consulting firms, and private and public businesses in metropolitan and rural areas.

Professional environmental careers may see you undertaking tasks relating to environmental management, identifying community needs, environmental planning and environmental reporting.


  • scientist
  • policymaker
  • environmental advocate and activist
  • environmental manager
  • sustainability manager
  • sustainability consultant
  • environmental protection officer
  • environmental policy officer
  • community education officer.

Students and graduates of the Bachelor of Environment and Society are able to apply for Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) membership. EIANZ is a not-for-profit, professional association for environmental practitioners from across Australia and New Zealand. There are different categories of membership available and current students can apply for Student membership, while graduates can apply for Full membership. Membership of the EIANZ enables students and graduates to network with industry professionals and attend a range of events.


Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.


If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government.

Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set on an annual basis by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program.

How much can I expect to pay for my Commonwealth supported place?

The Australian Government has introduced changes to university funding and student contribution fees under its Job-ready Graduates Package

The fees in the table below apply to students commencing their program in 2022. Fees for continuing students are available at fees for Commonwealth supported students.

Each course (subject) falls into a band. The band determines the student contribution amount for the course.

Amounts listed in the table below are based on a standard, full-time study load (96 credit points per year) with all courses in the same band. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load or for enrolment in courses (subjects) from a combination of bands.

You can learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees for units from different bands at Fees for Commonwealth supported students.

Maximum student contribution amount for Commonwealth supported places in 2022 for commencing students

Student contribution band by course (subject)

Maximum annual student contribution amount (per EFTSL) in 2022

Education, Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, English, Mathematics, Statistics, Nursing, Indigenous and Foreign Languages, Agriculture $3,985 per standard year
$498 per standard (12 credit point) course
Allied Health, Other Health, Built Environment, Computing, Visual and Performing Arts, Professional Pathway Psychology, Professional Pathway Social Work, Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Studies, Science, Pathology $8,021 per standard year
$1,002 per standard (12 credit point) course
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science $11,401 per standard year
$1,425 per standard (12 credit point) course
Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Communications, Society and Culture $14,630 per standard year
$1,828 per standard (12 credit point) course

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2022 is $315.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AU$38,400.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$159,360.

Looking for answers or more general information?

For frequently asked questions or how to find more information regarding applications and enrolments, fees, student support services, university policies and more, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

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