Play a lead role in creating a brighter future by understanding how we can live more sustainably and harmoniously with the natural environment. Discover how ecosystems function and change over time and how societies can conserve, use and modify these environments and the resources they provide.
Be ready today for tomorrow
Applying theory into practice, JCU students access uniquely biodiverse World Heritage listed areas, including the Wet Tropics, dry savannahs, and the Great Barrier Reef.
Support to succeed
Excel in small class sizes with personalised support and access to world-class facilities. JCU Environmental Management is rated five stars for student support.*
*Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area
Forge the future
JCU’s Environmental Practice students develop an understanding of how to manage the interactions between people and the environment to find solutions to complex environmental problems. In your final year, build connections through a professional placement and work experience.
Connect with the best
Learn from the experts. JCU students can access expert lecturers who integrate their world-class research into their teaching.*
*Excellence in Research for Australia 2018
Explore your study options in Environmental Management
Gain a one-year university qualification while opening up your pathway into many JCU Bachelor degrees. The Diploma of Higher Education is recognised as a stand-alone qualification designed for students who don’t meet the entry requirements of a Bachelor degree.
Pursue excellence with JCU’s Bachelor of Advanced Science program. Learn from world-renowned lecturers, meet experts in their field and conduct hands-on research in North Queensland’s unique tropical environment.
Develop your passion for innovation and make a genuine difference to your community and the environment. Undertake real-world research in unrivalled locations including the World-Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and dry savannahs.
Make a difference to global futures with the University ranked #1 in the world for collaborative partnerships for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).* Gain the expertise and specialist skills needed to help direct development initiatives like poverty alleviation, sustainable planning, and global health. * Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2020
Learn from research and industry experts and diversify your knowledge studying the unique environments of North Queensland, including coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangroves, dry savannahs and tropical rainforests.
JCU Master of Philosophy graduates are internationally recognised as experts who discover valuable new knowledge in their fields. The skills you develop during your MPhil will enable you to develop yourself professionally within your existing sector, or to apply your research, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to new contexts. Graduates can also continue their independent research in a Doctor of Philosophy.
JCU provided plenty of networking opportunities and showed pathways to many different career pathways throughout the degree. Studying Environmental Practice set me up for a career that is meaningful and brings me so much joy, and makes the world a more sustainable and just place.
Bachelor of Environmental Practice
Environmental Practice has opened my eyes to the current climate change crisis and environmental issues. This degree offers a wide range of subjects in environmental science and management, sustainability, business and economics. I formed long lasting friendships with peers and the highly knowledgeable lecturers.
Corporate Environmental Management
Compared to environmental degrees offered by universities in major capital cities, JCU Bachelor of Environmental Practice students benefit from more practical experiences like field and lab work. Mastering these skills is something that employers really value in our graduates.