University of South Australia

Environmental Science

Interested in Environmental Science?

Study environmental science with UniSA, South Australia's number one university for research in environmental sciences.1

UniSA degrees in the field of environmental science deliver practical learning taught by industry professionals. There is a focus on fieldwork and problem solving from year one. You will gain skills you can transfer to the workplace and graduate ready to work in this increasingly complex and vitally important area.

Environmental science provides you with a broad knowledge base covering subjects such as ecology, soil science, geography and social sciences to prepare you for a number of careers in the exciting and broad area of environmental sustainability.

If you are interested in further study, we also offer postgraduate Master of Environmental Science. 

1 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

Key features

  • Number one in SA for teaching quality in environmental science.1
  • Gain in-depth knowledge through hands-on field trips and real-world projects.
  • Learn in an immersive virtual environment using Project LIVE visualisation technology which transforms traditional classroom activities into flexible, interactive and engaging learning experiences.
  • Number one in Australia for work-ready graduates in environmental science2
  • Develop your skills in the latest digital imaging, mapping and spatial analysis techniques. 
  • Research rated well above world-class in environmental sciences and management.3

12021 Good Universities Guide –Agriculture and Environmental Studies (Undergraduate)

2ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2019-20–Agriculture and Environmental Studies –Skills Development Indicator (Undergraduate and Postgraduate).Public SA-founded universities only.

2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

Why UniSA?

Our environmental science degrees have been developed with extensive input and support from industry experts. The contemporary course content reflects the current state of play in environmental management and sustainability in Australia and overseas.

Experiential learning is a major part of these degrees with workshops, practicals and field trips embedded throughout. Our field education occurs at local, interstate and even international sites. As part of this program you will engage with guest lecturers from industry to ensure you exit with the latest professional practice skills and knowledge.

UniSA is an unstoppable university for unstoppable people. As one of the World’s Top Young Universities*, we’ll ensure you get the experience your future profession demands so it’ll feel like you’re studying one minute and in a career the next.

*UNSTOPPABLE ® is a Kellogg Company trade mark used under licence. *Ranked #25, 2020 THE Young University Rankings. Ranked #29, 2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50

UniSA offers the following Environmental Science degrees

Choose your level of study

World-class partners for a world-class university

We are a globally connected university with over 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement.

Your career

Qualifications in this field can lead to a huge variety of roles in sectors such as:

  • environmental sector
  • government departments and agencies
  • environmental consultancies
  • engineering sector
  • mining and resources
  • manufacturing
  • construction sector
Your Career

Global networks

We are a globally connected university; our staff and students come from over 90 countries. We have more than 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement. UniSA also has extensive research strengths and partnerships that provide a strong foundation for all our degree programs.


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Study at UniSA

Kiara Sparks talks about her experience studying UniSA's Bachelor of Environmental Science which allowed her to explore the world, both on field trips and using immersive on-campus facilities.

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What others are saying

You will be surprised by how much fun you will have studying at UniSA; you meet new people and learn exciting things. You can really tailor your degree to suit your needs and there is plenty of support to help you make the right decision about what area you specialise in.

Angus Droogan

Bachelor of Environmental Science

Angus Droogan

Angus Droogan

Bachelor of Environmental Science

Why study at UniSA?

As one of the most innovative universities in Australia and Asia, there are many reasons to study with us. Here are just three:


Accessible, helpful and flexible

We have six campuses, a 24/7 online learning environment, and we offer flexible study options like online and evening courses.


Graduate success

UniSA is South Australia's number one university for graduate careers.*
*ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-19 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA- founded universities only.


A five star university

Five stars for research, teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, social responsibility and innovation.*
*2020 QS Stars Ratings