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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 brings together design, science, technology and the social sciences, giving you the skills to help shape global futures.

It is a unique program that allows you to shape our world through design, management, planning, advising, construction, research and social change. You can explore your ambitions through flexible study options which allow you to choose your major at the end of first year, giving you a pathway to the workforce or to our professionally accredited graduate programs.

The course takes a multidisciplinary approach to study, giving you opportunities to network and collaborate with inter-related disciplines throughout your degree, and providing you with valuable insights into your future industry. As a student in the Bachelor of Environments, you will be able to gain practical experience through field trips, site visits and design studios as part of your studies.

Through your chosen major, you’ll gain specialised knowledge as well as the broader creative communication, problem solving and analytical skills needed to act on the urban and environmental problems facing our world.


Key features

  • Today’s workplaces are diverse and interconnected. The Bachelor of Environments curriculum has been designed to give you multidisciplinary knowledge to stand out in the industry.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to gain hands on skills through site visits, design studios and field trips.
  • The Bachelor of Environments provides job-specific skills through your chosen major, as well as networking opportunities across the built and natural environment professions.

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 11 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 2014
85.45 Guide only

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2014. 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 2014
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 2014
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 ESL.

Applicants intending to major in Civil Systems, Construction, Environmental Science, Geomatics, Environmental Engineering Systems or Property is required to undertake a bridging subject in Mathematics as breadth in first year. This is equivalent to Units 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods, and requires a mathematics background equivalent to Units 1 and 2 Mathematical Methods.


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.

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: