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Ecology courses

Charles Darwin University

Bachelor Of Science (wsci01) In Ecology

  • Duration : Jul/Nov/Mar
  • Intake : Full Time- 3 years
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : $ 30,792 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 60
  • PTE : 50

About this course

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.

Course Structure

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.

Group A

All of:

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)

Group B

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.

Charles Darwin University Highlights

Type Public
Campus setting Urban
Establishment year 2003
Location Darwin, Northern Territory
Number of campuses 5
Annual Endowment 301 Million AUD
Academic staff 580
Total students 20124
International students 17.5%
Graduate Employment 83.39%
Mode of program On campus/ Online/ Full time/ Part time

Charles Darwin University Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

  • The cost of attendance for students at Charles Darwin University comprises the tuition fee per course and the cost of living.
  • The Department of Home Affairs has estimated the cost of living for an individual to study in Australia on student visa as 21,041 AUD.
  • The cost break up has been tabulated below for reference:
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
  • The cost of living might vary for students in Darwin and Sydney. An estimate for both locations is provided below for reference:
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

Charles Darwin University Application Process

To apply for admission to Charles Darwin University, international students must fulfill minimum eligibility criteria and submit proof of English language proficiency. The University provides International Pathway programs for students who do not meet the minimum language requirements.

How to Apply?

The process for international student admission to Charles Darwin University has been described below:

Application portal: Online Application or apply through an agent

Application fee: Not required

Admission Requirements: The following documents must be submitted along with the application for admission:

  • Completed application form
  • Certified copies of transcripts/ certificates with English translation (if required)
  • Copy of passport
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Scholarship application form
  • English language proficiency test scores: The minimum requirements for test scores are as follows:
Exam Minimum Requirements for undergraduates Minimum Requirements for graduates
IELTS Overall 6.0, no band less than 6.0 Overall 6.5, no band less than 6.0
TOEFL - IBT Overall 60, writing score 21 Overall 79, writing score 21
PTE 50 58
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

$ 30,792


$ 30,792

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