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Bachelor of Environments

3 years full time (part-time study options available)
Honours available
Parkville campus
Available to Domestic and International students
VTAC code: 3800538171
International VTAC code: 3800538173
Course CRICOS code: 058839G

The Bachelor of Environments is a unique degree bringing together the disciplines that create and critique the environments we inhabit, whether natural, built, social or virtual.

The Bachelor of Environments has been specifically designed to provide interdisciplinary studies, so you will learn alongside other students who will graduate and work in key related professions. This broadens your professional understanding and preparation, and allows you to make an informed choice about your major after a year of study. Your major is the area of study you will specialise in for the remainder of the degree.

Key features

  • You will graduate with the collaborative skills and interdisciplinary knowledge that employers now demand.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to gain hands on skills through site visits, design studios and field trips.

  • The Bachelor of Environments leads to nationally accredited and internationally recognised two-year masters programs in the built and natural environments.

    Students should note that honours is only available in select majors (Melbourne School of Land and Environment majors only). 

Majors (focus your undergraduate degree)

The Bachelor of Environments is concerned with key issues facing our world, particularly those affecting the natural, virtual, built and social environments.

The 10 majors in the Bachelor of Environments are:

Chancellor’s Scholars Program

The Chancellor’s Scholars Program offers very high-achieving students at Melbourne a guaranteed place in the graduate program of their choice, along with a program of enrichment activities during their undergraduate studies.

Learn more about the Chancellor’s Scholars Program

Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Environments

Clearly-in Rank 2015
85.00 Guide only

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2015. i

The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.

Access Melbourne 2016
78.00 Guaranteed entry

Access Melbourne allows you to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. Guaranteed entry is available to eligible students from a rural area or disadvantaged financial background. i

Access Melbourne can help you gain a place in a course, even if your ATAR is below the Clearly-in Rank. Eligible students must apply through Access Melbourne and meet prerequisites.

Find out more about Access Melbourne

Minimum ATAR 2016
85.00 Guide only i

You must achieve the minimum ATAR (if indicated) to be considered for entry to this degree. The Clearly-in Rank may be above the Minimum ATAR, depending on the demand for the course and the number of places available.


Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL.

Mathematics is not a requirement for entry into the Bachelor of Environments however the following majors require a level of Mathematics equivalent to VCE Mathematical Methods (CAS); Construction, Engineering Systems, Environmental Science Property and Spatial Systems.

Students who have not met this requirement and intend on pursuing one of the above majors can complete the required mathematics during the first year of their study by successfully completing a University of Melbourne subject called Introduction to Mathematics. Another way you can meet the mathematics requirement is by successfully completing Unilearn Senior Mathematics. Please refer to the website: for further information.

Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Management, Urban Design and Planning and Environmental Geography majors do not require Mathematics.


All domestic undergraduate students enrol in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), which is subsidised by the Australian Government. Students pay a contribution amount that is determined by the Australian Government, based on the subjects undertaken. More details on fees and student contribution amounts.

Credit/Advanced standing

If you have completed post-secondary study, you may be eligible for credit/advanced standing towards your studies at the University. Find out more

Pathway options

Once you've graduated from this degree, you can pursue your interest in the built environment by gaining a professional qualification in one of the following areas:

You can also choose to undertake further study to gain a professional qualification in one of the following areas:

Concurrent diplomas (study alongside your undergraduate degree)

You can choose to study one of the following concurrent diplomas alongside this undergraduate degree at Melbourne: