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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology)

Deakin’s Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) gets you out of the classroom and into nature. Learn how to capture and handle native animals, measure the health of ecosystems, survey wildlife populations, develop conservation strategies, and even have the opportunity to visit global biodiversity hot-spots.

Do you want to create a better world for future generations, a world full of wildlife?

If you’re passionate about the environment and wildlife, this course allows you to focus on 'real-world' problem-solving and applied solutions to wildlife and conservation issues. Throughout your studies, you’ll acquire knowledge, skills, and practical expertise in a range of areas, such as:

  • biodiversity
  • wildlife and landscape ecology
  • landscape and vegetation management
  • conservation (such as planning and managing park/reserve networks, saving threatened species, and reducing threats)
  • wildlife biology and behavior
  • fire ecology
  • wildlife monitoring and research.

Deakin is a leader in the environmental science education sector, with this specialized course being the first of its kind to be offered in Victoria.

Campus Information

Burwood

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.

Intakes

  • March
  • July
  • Nov

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa processing time
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology), you’ll be qualified for a career in wildlife conservation and management, or in environmental science more generally, and ready to take up challenging roles such as:

  • wildlife officer
  • conservation officer
  • wildlife manager
  • park ranger
  • project officer
  • environmental consultant
  • research scientist
  • wildlife biologist
  • conservation biologist
  • landscape ecologist.

Opportunities exist to work with wildlife, including their habitats and threats, and the policies and strategies that guide management. You could obtain these types of jobs in the private, government, and not-for-profit sectors.

Once you’ve gained five years’ experience working in the environmental industry, you may be eligible to become a Certified Environmental Practitioner through the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ).

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

India
  • (standard class XII):- 65%

Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year.

Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life, or work experience will be based on their performance in:

  • a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR
  • a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR
  • successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR
  • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.