Bachelor of Environments at the University of Melbourne
The Bachelor of Environments is an innovative 3-year degree which gives you the chance to explore our built, natural and virtual environments through design, science, technology and the social sciences, so that you can help shape development across our environments. The degree is a pathway to a range of important, diverse professions, such as:
- Civil Engineer
- Construction Manager
- Environmental Engineer
- Social & Environmental Policy Advisor
- Environmental Scientist
- Geomatic or Spatial Engineer
- Landscape Architect
- Natural Resource Manager
- Property Developer
- Urban Designer
- Urban Planner
Like a Bachelor of Arts or Science, the Bachelor of Environments offers a broad overview while also giving you the option to specialise. You will start with three compulsory interdisciplinary subjects: Natural Environments; Reshaping Environments and Urban Environments. From second year you will develop a depth of discipline knowledge in one of the 11 specialist majors. The interdisciplinary subjects are taught by multiple faculties giving an integrated learning experience that allows you to understand how each major interacts with the others in the degree. So when you do decide on your major you will be able to tackle projects with a more holistic approach and appreciation for the industry you will one day be part of. On a daily basis, professionals who work in the built and natural environments need to be able to effectively liaise with other professionals including environmental scientists, construction managers, architects, natural resource managers or urban planners in order to establish sustainable and resilient systems and structures for cities and regional areas.
Bachelor of Environments: Key Features
- Flexibility in choosing a major
You don’t have to choose a major until the end of first year, which allows you to explore a couple of areas before deciding which one is right for you.
- Linking my industry to the environment
No matter which major you choose, you will learn how you can make a positive environmental impact through your future profession.
- Interdisciplinary nature of the course
You will be able solve problems using a 360 degree approach gained from both first year subjects in the built and natural environments and working with students across other disciplines in the degree.
- A degree that leads to my chosen profession
The Bachelor of Environments offers a large range of career pathways allowing you to either go straight into the workforce or proceed to professional entry graduate study.
"The Bachelor of Environments is different to other degrees I considered studying because it allowed me to study with other students in the industry, whether they are interested in property development, the environment, the creative design side of the industry, project management or civil engineering. This will help me form networks after university, but also gives me an appreciation of what other people do in the industry and where I fit in."
Rowan, who completed the Civil Systems (Civil Engineering) major in the B Envs.