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:
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 subject||Partner institution||Equivalent subject||Notes|
|MAST20009 Vector Calculus||Carnegie Melon University||Calculus in Three Dimensions||Subject is missing general curvilinear coordinates and the vector identities, but is still a good replacement for MAST20009|
|ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to Greenhouse||University of California, Davis||116 Climate Change|
|ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to Greenhouse||University of Connecticut||NRE3146 Climatology|
|ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to Greenhouse||University of Connecticut||GSCI3010 Earth History and Global Change|
|ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to Greenhouse||University of Glasgow||Climates: Past and Future Earth4074|
|ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to Greenhouse||University of Iceland||UAU107M Climate Change|
|ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to Greenhouse||University of Oslo||GEO3100 Environmental Geology|
|ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to Greenhouse||University of Maryland||AOSC401 Climate Dynamics and Earth System Science|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||Charles University Prague||Essentials of Ecology (winter)|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||Queen Mary University||BIO234 Ecological Interactions|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||University of California, Los Angeles||122 Ecology|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||Amsterdam University College||900151SCI Ecology - From Soil to Society (Sem2)|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||University of Florida||PCB 4043C General Ecology|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||Georgetown University||BIOL 180 Ecology|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||Georgetown University||BIOL 181 Ecology Lab|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||University of California, Davis||ESP 100 General Ecology|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||University of California, Santa Cruz||BIOE 107 Ecology|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||University of British Columbia||BIOL 230 Fundamentals of Ecology|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||University of Connecticut||2244 General Ecology|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||Uppsala University||1BG200 Ecology|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||University of Tokyo||Introduction to Ecology CAS-PG1E30L3|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||University of Edinburgh||ECSC08006 Principles of Ecology|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||University of Helsinki||PBIO-143 Ecosystem Ecology|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||University of Helsinki||EEB-001 Ecology|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||McGill University||BIOL 215 Introduction to Ecology and Evolution|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||Lund University||BIOC02 Ecology|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||Nanyang Technological University||ES2303 Introduction to Ecology (use search function)|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||University of Iceland||LIF505M Ecology B|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||University of Maryland||BSCI361 Principles of Ecology|
|ECOL20003 Ecology||University of Nottingham||BIOS2019 Ecosystem Processes|
|FRST30001 Forest Systems||University of Maryland||PLSC471 Forest Ecology||Note that FRST30001 is an elective subject.|
|MAST10010 Data Analysis||Carnegie Melon University||36-201 Statistical Reasoning and Practice|
|MAST10010 Data Analysis||University of California, Los Angeles||10 Introduction to Statistical Reasoning|
|CHEM20011 Environmental Chemistry||University College Dublin||%20Module%20Search<%2FA>#bookmarkworkload">CHEM30110 Instrumental Analysis|