This multidisciplinary field blends fundamental biophysical science with social science and management. Environmental managers examine the causes of complex global issues such as climate change, pollution and land clearing, and develop ways to manage and solve them.

As an undergraduate you'll gain a foundation in environmental sciences with an added focus on social and economic disciplines, decision making, problem solving and policy analysis. As you progress through your degree program, you'll put theory into practice on field trips and an industry placement program, and through either detailed case studies or a research thesis in your final year. As a postgraduate, you'll build on your skills and technical expertise.

Why choose Environmental management at UQ?

Our degree programs offer flexible study plans and learning options, with a range of majors, extended majors and program structures available.

UQ is ranked 12th in the world and number 1 in Australia for environmental sciences research* - so you'll learn from world-leading experts and graduate with skills and knowledge that apply to a range of careers.

You'll find employment within consultancies, mining companies, government departments, land care groups and NGOs in a variety of sectors, including national parks and wildlife conservation, environmental assessment and compliance, natural resource management, policy development, mining and environmental tourism.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

Undergraduate programs

Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours): courses and program information

Application information

For answers to frequently asked questions, and information about programs, applications, fees and student life, visit UQ's Future Students website.

Postgraduate programs

Master of Environmental Management (#24)

You can specialise in:

  • Conservation Biology
  • Conservation & Natural Resource Management
  • Environmental Management in Mining
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
  • Sustainable Development.

Master of Environmental Management (#32)

You can specialise in:

  • Conservation Biology
  • Conservation & Natural Resource Management
  • Environmental Management in Mining
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
  • Sustainable Development.

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management

Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management

Application information

For answers to frequently asked questions, and information about programs, applications, fees and student life, visit UQ's Future Students website.

Research higher degrees

We offer the following research higher degree (RHD) programs:

Find out more about our research higher degrees.