Shape the future, design our built and natural environments
- Establish a pathway to world changing professions in the built and natural environment
- Take inspiring subjects taught by world renowned academics and industry based practitioners
- Learn to work as part of a team of professionals with different skills – just as you will in your future career
- Study in a brand new building featuring dedicated design studios and workshop facilities
- Delve deep into the heart of Melbourne to learn about built, social, natural and virtual environments in the real world
Melbourne’s Bachelor of Environments gives you the opportunity to learn how architects, engineers, scientists and designers work together to shape the environments we enjoy every day. You’ll collaborate with other talented students on real-world projects, and develop industry knowledge that will set you apart in your future career.
Our Environments students gain practical experience through specialist classes such as field trips, site visits and design studios, and you will also have opportunities to hear from guest presenters from industry and government.
The Bachelor of Environments will equip you with the specialised skills and knowledge you need to help solve the urban and environmental challenges facing us locally, nationally and globally.
Pathways to inspiring professions
Whether you enter the workforce direct or go on to graduate study and then enter a profession, the Bachelor of Environments is a pathway to whole range of interesting, challenging and even unexpected opportunities.
Go straight into work
Your career path will depend on the major, elective and breadth subjects you choose. Here are some potential careers open to you direct from the Bachelor of Environments:
- Construction coordination
- Environmental geology
- Environmental risk analysis
- Land development and forestry management
- Landscape design
- Property management
- Social and environmental policy.
You can see more information, including sample course plans, on the page for each major:
- Engineering Systems
- Environmental Geography
- Environmental Science
- Landscape Architecture
- Landscape and Ecosystem Management
- Spatial Systems, and
- Urban Design and Planning
Depending on subject choices, and with careful planning, it is possible to complete a double major in the Bachelor of Environment. Undertaking a double major can provide you with more career options at the end of your degree as well as greater flexibility should you choose to go onto complete graduate study.
|Qualification||Bachelor of Environments||Bachelor of Environments Chancellor's Scholars Program|
|Australian Year 12|
|Domestic students: 2016 Minimum ATAR||85.00||99.90 2|
|Domestic students: 2015 Clearly-in Rank||85.00||99.90|
|International students: 2016 Guaranteed ATAR 3||85.00||99.90 2|
|International students: 2015 Guaranteed ATAR 3||A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL 4|
|International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma|
|2016 Guaranteed IB score 2||31||99.90 (notional ATAR)2|
|IB prerequisite subjects 45||English|
|GCE A Levels/Singapore A Levels|
|2016 Guaranteed score 3||BCC||Not available to A Levels students|
|A Level prerequisite subjects 46||At least Grade C in an accepted AS Level English subject|
|Trinity College Foundation Studies|
|2016 Guaranteed score 3||80||Not available to TCFS students|
|TCFS prerequisite subjects 4||EAP (a score of at least 50%)|
1. Domestic Students: Applicants who achieve the minimum ATAR for a course will be eligible for a place, provided prerequisite studies and any other specific course requirements are met. The Clearly-in Rank may be higher, depending on demand for the course and the number of places available. Only applicants eligible for special entry schemes will be admitted below the minimum ATAR.
2. Students who achieve an ATAR or notional ATAR of 99.90 or above and satisfy course prerequisites will be guaranteed a place in the Chancellor’s Scholars Program. Students must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia in the year prior to entry (students must either enrol immediately or be granted a deferral in the year following Year 12).
3. International students: The University guarantees admission to a course when an international student achieves the required score, meets prerequisite studies, satisfies the English language requirements and there are still places available in the course at the time of acceptance. If you do not meet the guaranteed score your application will not be considered for entry. Guaranteed scores apply only if no further study has been undertaken after completion of one of these programs.
Domestic students completing an international qualification: The score listed should be considered a minimum score to be eligible for a place in that course. The actual standard required may be higher depending on the demand for the course and the number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) available.
4. Mathematical knowledge equivalent to a study score of at least 25 in VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 is required for the following majors: Construction, Engineering Systems, Property, Spatial Systems, and Environmental Science. Students intending to pursue one of these majors should take VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 or an equivalent subject. A bridging subject will be available for students who have completed VCE Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2 but not VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 or students who have received a study score below 25 in VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4.
5. For students with English as their second language a pass in English B at the required level will be accepted as satisfying the English prerequisite. Except where specified, IB subjects must be passed to at least Grade 4 Standard or Higher Level.
6. Accepted GCE AS and A Level English subjects are: General Paper, General Studies, English Language and Literature, English Literature, English Language. Singapore A Level subject Knowledge and Enquiry (H2) is also accepted.
All domestic undergraduate students are enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), subsidised by the Australian Government. Payment of the student contribution amount can be deferred through HECS-HELP for eligible students.
Tuition fees are charged for each year that you are enrolled. You will pay tuition fees according to your specific enrolment in any given semester. Detailed fee information, including the fee policy covering your enrolment, will be provided when you are offered a place at the University.
For full details about tuition fees, visit:
Melbourne Scholarships recognise outstanding academic achievement and provide access to higher education to students who might otherwise be excluded by socioeconomic, cultural, geographic and other disadvantages. Visit our website for the most up- to-date information on scholarships, including closing dates:
Chancellor’s Scholars Program
The Environments Chancellor’s Scholars Program gives very high achieving students a guaranteed place in the graduate program of their choice and a range of other exciting benefits.
Interstate Pathway Scholarship
The Interstate Pathway Scholarship is valued at $5,000 and is aimed at students enrolled in the Bachelor of Environments who:
- Achieve an ATAR of at least 95.00
- Are living interstate at the time of application
You will be automatically considered; no separate scholarship application is required.
Please note: Students are required to maintain a satisfactory academic record throughout the academic year.
The Transition Scholarship is valued at $1,000 and is aimed at students enrolled in the Bachelor of Environments who achieve an ATAR of at least 95.00
You will be automatically considered; no separate scholarship application is required.
Please note: Students are required to maintain a satisfactory academic record throughout the academic year. These scholarships are only available to local students who have completed year 12 (or equivalent) in Australia in the year prior to commencing the Bachelor of Environments. They are available in Semester 1 of each year only and may not be deferred.
Apply for B.Envs 2016
Domestic students applying for 2016 mid-year (Semester 2) entry must submit an application through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Domestic students studying overseas must also apply through VTAC.
Full details about the VTAC application process can be found at:
Non-school leaver entry pathway
All applicants to the University must demonstrate academic merit and meet other requirements as part of the application process. As a non-school leaver, you may not have a recent study history and therefore may not meet
the standard entry requirements for the course of your choice. The Non- school leaver entry pathway provides mature-age applicants and those who are not entering direct from Year 12 an alternative way to demonstrate their eligibility for entry and their likelihood to succeed in their chosen course.
International students studying the VCE, an Australian Year 12 or IB in Australia must apply through VTAC for 2016 mid-year (Semester 2) entry.
All other international students, including those undertaking foundation studies in Australia, must apply directly to the University or through one of our overseas representatives.
For a step-by-step guide on how to apply, visit:
There will be no intake to the Bachelor of Environments in 2017.