Program Guide - 3965 - Bachelor of Environmental Management degree with a Major in Environmental Chemistry

Students completing a Bachelor of Environmental Management degree with a Major in Environmental Chemistry must complete 144 Units of Credit (UoC) as described in Tables 1 and 2. Students must complete a core set of courses totalling 120 UoC. This core comprises:

  • All courses from the compulsory course list (60 UoC); PLUS
  • All Environmental Chemistry Major courses; PLUS
  • courses from the Directed Electives list.

The remainder of courses for the single degree are Free Electives (that may be taken from any Faculty of the university) and General Education. This program structure is illustrated in Table 1:


Table 1: Program Structure
Major Courses 66 UoC (11 courses) 120 UoC Core Courses 144 UoC
Directed Electives Remaining credits (0 UoC- must use Free Electives)
Compulsory Courses 60 UoC (10 courses)
Free Electives 12 UoC (2 courses) 24 UoC
General Education 12 UoC (2 courses)
Please note: the totals in column 2 do not add up to those in columns 3 and 4 because some subjects are both Major Courses and Compulsory Courses.


While there is a great deal of flexibility with this program, students should note that there is no room to undertake a double major. Students wishing to undertake a double major should look into Program 3970 instead.

Students can use the tables below to help plan their program of study. Please note that there is a degree of flexibility for the stage of a degree in which students undertake General Education subjects, Free Electives, and Directed Electives. However, students should assess whether desired elective subjects have pre-requisites and plan their degree accordingly.


Table 2: Courses comprising a Bachelor of Environmental Management with a Major in Environmental Chemistry
Stage 1 CHEM1011 CHEM1021 MATH1041 BIOS1301 ECON1107 GEOS1211 GEOS1701 General Education
Stage 2 CHEM2021 CHEM2031 CHEM2041 GEOS2821 LAWS9801 MGMT2721 BEES2041 Free Elective
Stage 3 CHEM3091 CHEM6041 GEOS3281 CHEM3021 or CHEM3031 BIOS6671 GEOS3911 One subject from: General Education


To reach 120 UoC to fulfil the requirements of the program, students must choose at least ONE Directed Elective from the following courses:

Table 3: Directed Electives
Please plan your degree carefully when choosing higher level subjects to ensure that prerequisites are met.
* These level 3 courses require 24 UOC in Environmental Humanities and in certain circumstances, 24 UOC in Development Studies.


Students may wish to use the 12 UoC of Free Electives to take the following courses:

Table 4: Recommended Electives
Stage 1 Recommended Electives:
Stage 2 Recommended Electives:
Stage 3 Recommended Electives:
Please Note:
  • Semester offerings are subject to change. Please check the timetable prior to planning for your enrolment.
  • No student may normally commence Level 2 courses until 24 UoC Level I have been successfully completed unless approved by the Program Convener or Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs).
  • A course can only count once as 6 UOC towards the 144 UOC: if a course is in both the compulsory course list and within an approved Major, then additional Prescribed Electives must be taken so that the compulsory courses, approved Major and Prescribed Electives totals 120 UOC.
  • Students may apply for additional courses to be considered for this list through the Science Student Centre. Courses will be considered by the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs) or nominee if they fulfill the objectives of the B. Env. Mgmt. Program.
  • Free Electives may be from Science or from any other Faculty at UNSW.
  • General Education courses cannot be Science courses, and Science students cannot take GENS courses for their General Education.
  • Recommended Electives are not required, but are recommended as complementary courses for this major when choosing electives.
  • Students cannot complete more than 72 UoC of Level 1 courses including any GEN courses and Level 1 courses taken for General Education.

For more information about requirements for this program, or to find out more about majors, minors, dual degrees or double majors, see the Online Handbook.