Environmental Science

Advice on how to plan your exchange within the Bachelor of Science

Things to consider: Environmental Science has a number of specialisations. Choice of specialisation may affect the ease with which a student can go on exchange. We recommend you consult with your course plan and use our mapped subjects as a guide.

Conservation and Ecosystems Specialisation

Optimal exchange dates: Year 2: Semester 2

Planning your exchange: The key to taking exchange in Year 2, Semester 2 when pursuing Environmental Science (Conservation and Ecosystems specialisation) is finding an equivalent to the pre-requisite ECOL20003 Ecology. The Faculty of Science has mapped several subject’s equivalent to ECOL20003 Ecology at partner institutions.

Natural Resources and Hazards Specialisation

Planning your exchange: The key pre-requisites subjects for Year 2, Semester 1 are CHEM20011 Environmental Chemistry, GEOG20002 Landscapes and Environmental Change. Should students find an equivalent to this subject at the host institution they could go abroad for in Semester 1 of Year 2.

Things to consider:The Environmental Science major (Natural Resources and Hazards specialisation) has a number of secondary pre-requisites, and at this point in time, the Faculty of Science hasn’t found any equivalent subjects for CHEM20011 Environmental Chemistry, GEOG20002 Landscapes and Environmental Change at partner institutions. However, this does not preclude students from seeking out equivalent subjects themselves.

Climate Change Specialisation

Optimal exchange dates: Year 2: Semester 2

Planning your exchange: The key to taking exchange in Year 2, Semester 2 when pursuing Environmental Science (Climate Change specialisation) is finding an equivalent for the pre-requisites ECOL20003 Ecology.

Things to consider: Environmental Science (Climate Change specialisation) has a number of Level 2 pre-requisites, and it can be quite difficult for students to go on exchange. It is important to note that there are several “recommended” Level 2 subjects, including:

MAST20009 Vector Calculus

ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to Greenhouse

It is highly recommended that students complete some of these subjects during their exchange. The Faculty of Science has mapped several subjects equivalent to ECOL20003 Ecology, as well as equivalents for the recommended subjects at a number of partner institutions.

Mapped subjects for the Environmental Science major (all streams) include:

University of Melbourne subjectPartner institutionEquivalent subjectNotes
MAST20009 Vector CalculusCarnegie Melon UniversityCalculus in Three DimensionsSubject is missing general curvilinear coordinates and the vector identities, but is still a good replacement for MAST20009
ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to GreenhouseUniversity of California, Davis116 Climate Change
ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to GreenhouseUniversity of ConnecticutNRE3146 Climatology
ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to GreenhouseUniversity of ConnecticutGSCI3010 Earth History and Global Change
ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to GreenhouseUniversity of GlasgowClimates: Past and Future Earth4074
ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to GreenhouseUniversity of IcelandUAU107M Climate Change
ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to GreenhouseUniversity of OsloGEO3100 Environmental Geology
ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to GreenhouseUniversity of MarylandAOSC401 Climate Dynamics and Earth System Science
ECOL20003 EcologyCharles University PragueEssentials of Ecology (winter)
ECOL20003 EcologyQueen Mary UniversityBIO234 Ecological Interactions
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of California, Los Angeles122 Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyAmsterdam University College900151SCI Ecology - From Soil to Society (Sem2)
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of FloridaPCB 4043C General Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyGeorgetown UniversityBIOL 180 Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyGeorgetown UniversityBIOL 181 Ecology Lab
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of California, DavisESP 100 General Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of California, Santa CruzBIOE 107 Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of British ColumbiaBIOL 230 Fundamentals of Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of Connecticut2244 General Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyUppsala University1BG200 Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of TokyoIntroduction to Ecology CAS-PG1E30L3
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of EdinburghECSC08006 Principles of Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of HelsinkiPBIO-143 Ecosystem Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of HelsinkiEEB-001 Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyMcGill UniversityBIOL 215 Introduction to Ecology and Evolution
ECOL20003 EcologyLund UniversityBIOC02 Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyNanyang Technological UniversityES2303 Introduction to Ecology (use search function)
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of IcelandLIF505M Ecology B
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of MarylandBSCI361 Principles of Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of NottinghamBIOS2019 Ecosystem Processes
FRST30001 Forest SystemsUniversity of MarylandPLSC471 Forest EcologyNote that FRST30001 is an elective subject.
MAST10010 Data AnalysisCarnegie Melon University36-201 Statistical Reasoning and Practice
MAST10010 Data AnalysisUniversity of California, Los Angeles10 Introduction to Statistical Reasoning
CHEM20011 Environmental ChemistryUniversity College Dublin%20Module%20Search<%2FA>#bookmarkworkload">CHEM30110 Instrumental Analysis

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