“I want to use my knowledge of earth’s systems to protect the environment and human health”

“I want to use my knowledge of earth’s systems to protect the environment and human health”

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)

N/422/6/0035 | MQA/SWA13429 (20.01.2027)

Working out eco solutions begins with understanding how sustainability works.

At Swinburne Sarawak, we understand the development of sustainable solutions is crucial to the preservation of our environment. Our environmental science program offers you the opportunity to explore how scientific principles of sustainable develop helps solve ecological issues. We provide scientific skills you need to understand and improve sustainable systems. Research and communication expertise are also strong component of our programs.

That’s why we offer environmental science program at Swinburne Sarawak.

February, September

3 years

Course details

Course objectives

The main aim of the course is to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be a professional scientist in their chosen discipline area. Graduates will have a qualification that allows them to seek professional employment, or further studies at honours or postgraduate level.

Students completing the Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a coherent understanding of science by articulating the methods of science, explain why current scientific knowledge is both contestable and testable by further inquiry and explain the role and relevance of science in society
  2. Exhibit depth and breadth of scientific knowledge by demonstrating well-developed knowledge in at least one science disciplinary area
  3. Critically analyse and solve scientific problems by evaluating information from a range of sources, designing and planning an investigation, selecting and applying practical and theoretical techniques for that investigation and collecting, recording, interpreting and drawing conclusions from scientific data
  4. Effectively communicate science by presenting information or arguments, to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes using a variety of modes
  5. Adopt ownership of their own learning and scientific work by being independent and self-directed learners, working effectively and safely in an individual or team context, demonstrating knowledge of the regulatory framework relevant to the disciplinary area and practising ethical conduct

Course structure

For the completion of Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science), students are required to complete a total of 24 units (300 credit points) consisting of:

  • 8 Science Core studies (100 credit points)
  • 8 Environmental Science Major (100 credit points)
  • 8 Electives/Component Units (100 credit points)

Units of study

Core units

*Outcome unit – completion demonstrates the attainment of course learning outcomes

Environmental Science Major

*Outcome unit – completion demonstrates the attainment of course learning outcomes

Electives available in Sarawak in the Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) course:

Science Elective Units

Other recommended electives


Fees & scholarships


Malaysian students
RM35,840 (annual)
International students
RM45,792 (annual)

* The indicative course fees shown here applies to students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student’s study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.


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Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

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English Requirements

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Application process

Apply for this course by following the step-by-step process from the links below.

Career opportunities

As a environmental science graduate you can pursue a career in environmental scientist/officer, research scientist/officer, water quality scientist, nature conservation officer, field coordinator, conservation scientist, sustainability quality manager, environmental data analyst and product specialist.

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