Do you have a curious mind and question everything? Perhaps a career in science is your calling.
Your study options are flexible and diverse with a focus on professional experience in various sciences including biologist, ecologist, spatial scientist, biomedical scientist, chemist, or in other science fields.
You will combine academic studies with practical learning in distinctive environments and communities of northern Australia and the region, and their associated challenges in environmental management and public health, including Indigenous health.
You will strengthen your problem solving, logical and critical thinking skills, apply an understanding of scientific and technological factors, and consider issues from various cultural, economic and other societal perspectives throughout your studies helping you to approach tasks informed and confident.
You will be able to demonstrate and apply an understanding of their chosen areas of science, including concepts, theories and principles to practise in real situations.
Students undertaking the Biomedical Science specialisation should note that due to laboratory requirements, on-campus attendance at intensive teaching blocks will be required for some units throughout the course.
External: This course is available online through distance education with some on-campus attendance requirements.
This course consists of common units, science specialist elective and elective units as described in the course outline. Students may complete a General Science course or specializations selected from disciplines such as in Biomedical Science, Ecology, and Geographical Information Science. These courses are structured to ensure fundamental science foundations are then supported by advanced units appropriate to the discipline area. Professional practice experiences are a feature of the course. Please note that external students are required to attend on-campus intensive teaching blocks depending on the units studied.
A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp). All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.
ENV102 The Diversity of Life
ENV201 Introductory Ecology
ENV204 Ecosystems, Evolution and Biodiversity (new title from 2019)
ENV206 Environmental Physiology
ENV209 Fauna and Flora Survey and monitoring (intensive field component)
Six units selected from the units listed below, with at least 30cp at 300 levels:
ENV101 Earth Systems
ENV202 Introduction to Remote Sensing
ENV207 Fire Ecology and Management in North Australia
ENV208 Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Thinking
ENV300 Wildlife Management
ENV301 Tropical Invaders and Insecurity
ENV303 Ecological Restoration and Conservation (if not completed in Group B)
ENV306 Environmental Monitoring and Modeling
This course is focus on Ecology.
The minimum academic entry requirements for admissions to undergraduate degree is the completion of a qualification deemed equivalent to Australian Year 12 by the University's qualification assessment references. Applicants may also be required to satisfy specific course requirements such as a minimum overall grade score or prerequisite knowledge.
IELTS Academic Module - A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; Australian Technology and Management College (ATMC) - Successful completion of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Students will be required to sit an exit test on completion and achieve a score equivalent to IELTS overall 6.0; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) - A minimum overall score of 169 with no skill below 169; Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency - A minimum overall grade of B2. Navitas Academic English - A minimum overall pass and 55% in Academic English 3;
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module - A minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50;
TOEFL Internet based Test (iBT) - A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.
For more details, please visit university site.
|Location||Darwin, Northern Territory|
|Number of campuses||5|
|Annual Endowment||301 Million AUD|
|Mode of program||On campus/ Online/ Full time/ Part time|
The tuition fees and other expenses at Charles Darwin University (CDU) can vary depending on the program and level of study. Here are some general estimates of the average tuition fees and other expenses for international students:
Tuition fees: The annual tuition fees for international students can range from AUD 24,000 to AUD 39,000 depending on the program and level of study. Some programs, such as medicine, may have higher tuition fees.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC): International students are required to have health insurance while studying in Australia. The cost of OSHC can range from AUD 500 to AUD 2,000 per year depending on the level of cover.
Accommodation: The cost of accommodation can vary depending on the type and location of the accommodation. On-campus accommodation can range from AUD 230 to AUD 350 per week, while off-campus accommodation can range from AUD 150 to AUD 500 per week.
Living expenses: The cost of living in Darwin can vary depending on the lifestyle and spending habits of the student. A rough estimate of living expenses, including food, transportation, and other expenses, is around AUD 18,000 to AUD 20,000 per year.
It is important to note that these are only estimates and the actual expenses may vary depending on the individual circumstances of the student. Make sure to check CDU's website for the specific tuition fees and other expenses for your chosen program.
For reference, the cost breakdown is shown below:
|Program||Tuition Fee per year|
|Bachelor’s degree||25,328 – 33,480 AUD|
|Master’s degree||28,104 - 34,680 AUD|
|Undergraduate associate degree||29,616 – 33,480 AUD|
|Undergraduate diploma||26,968 – 29,616 AUD|
|Graduate associate degree||25,328 – 28,104 AUD|
|Graduate diploma||32760 AUD|
|Expense||Cost in Darwin (per week)||Cost in Sydney (per week)|
|Food and groceries||80-280 AUD||80-280 AUD|
|Gas and electricity||35-140 AUD||35-140 AUD|
|Phone and Internet||20-55 AUD||20-55 AUD|
|Transportation||7 AUD||30-55 AUD|
|Car (if owned by students)||150-260 AUD||150-260 AUD|
|Entertainment expenses||80-150 AUD||80-150 AUD|
|Accommodation expenses||175-227.50 AUD||283-750 AUD|
|Tuition Fees in Australia (1st Year Average)||BE/Btech: AUD 29109 | MBA: AUD 35139 | MS: AUD 36803 | BBA: AUD 28693 | MEng: AUD 39298 | BSc: AUD 34307 | MIM: AUD 39298 | MFin: AUD 35347 | MArch: AUD 37218 | BHM: AUD 28693 | MIS: AUD 35347 | MEM: AUD 43040|
|Average Accomodation & Food Costs in Australia||AUD 1680 Per Month Approx|
|Entrance Exams in Australia||TOEFL: 77 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 57 | GRE: 300 | GMAT: 600|
|Work and Study in Australia||Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.|
|Post Study Work Permit in Australia||2 Year after graduation depending on the course.|
|Cost of Student Visa in Australia||AUD 620|
|Student Visa in Australia||The subclasses for the visa were reduced to two from the eight for convenience. The two visa subclasses are Subclass 500 (for students) and Subclass 590 (For Student Guardian).|
|Intakes in Australia||There are Two Main Intakes in Australia: February and July.|
|Top Job Sectors in Australia||Health Care and Social Assiastance, Construction, Education, Manufacturing, Public Administration and Safety, Transport & Logistics, etc.|
|Economy in Australia||1.7% (2019e) 2.3% (2020e), 10th Largest in the World by Nominal|
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