Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

About

The School of Environmental Sciences at Charles Sturt University is amongst the top five schools of its kind in Australia.

The university has a five-star rating for ‘getting a job’ under the Graduate Outcomes category in the Good University’s Guide.

It is also one of the few universities in Australia to be ranked as "above the world standard" in environmental science and management by the Commonwealth government in the national evaluation of research strengths of Australian universities.

We have courses in environmental science, park management, natural resource management, spatial science, and outdoor recreation and ecotourism. View our list of Courses to find out more. You may even qualify for one of dozens of CSU Science Scholarships available each year.

Studying at Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University is a leading provider of blended and flexible learning. Our educational philosophies and systems are concerned with providing learners with increased choice, convenience, and personalisation. You manage your study load and the way you choose to learn. We allow you some variation to your pattern so that your study is focused on your career aspirations.

Almost all of our subjects are held both on-campus and by distance. Some of subjects in environmental science involve intensive field trips. This is because we a school that emphasises applied learning. We use real-world examples, field studies, and vocationally focused training to teach students about the environment.

Environmental Science can cover a range of topics. Each university has its own particular emphasis. Research and teaching in the School of Environmental Sciences is focused on wildlife ecology, catchment management, ecotourism, protected area management, river health and water sustainability, ecosystem conservation, rare and threatened species management, vegetation ecology, cultural resource management, and spatial science.

Choosing to study on campus

On campus study in Environmental Sciences is located at the Albury-Wodonga campus - Australia's first environmentally friendly university campus. The campus' commitment to the environment can be seen in a wide range of design features, including buildings made from rammed earth and recycled building materials, plus artificial creeks and wetlands, windmills and solar collectors.

Head of School, Ben Wilson says: 'The Albury/Wodonga campus has been designed from the ground up to specifically cater for environmental science students and postgraduates. We practice what we preach. The continual exchange of ideas with the major environmental agencies regarding course structures ensures our graduates are equipped with skills relevant to today's needs, which makes them highly employable.'

 Employment

The university has a five-star rating for ‘getting a job’ under the Graduate Outcomes category in the Good University’s Guide. Our graduates come out with an internationally recognised degree, professional contacts, industry experience and great friends. No wonder they are so highly employable.

Sheridan Taylor (recent graduate) wrote: "Since leaving Charles Sturt University two years ago after completing my Bachelor degree in Environmental Science I have been managing environmental restoration works. These were rewarding jobs as I was able to share my experience and knowledge with others from Australia and all over the world to make a difference to the Australian environment. Two months ago I started [as a] Catchment Management Officer. This position brings together most of my experiences I gained and the knowledge learnt and practiced during university subjects. It also combines the additional experience I gained from university activities I am finding this job to be very interesting and enjoyable. I enjoy spending some of my days"Have a look at where some of graduates are employed by going to our Linked In web site