Environment students at kunanyi/Mount Wellington.

Why study environment?

At the University of Tasmania we understand that protecting our precious natural environment and wilderness areas is one of the world’s great challenges. Studying Environment courses with us will help you become a leader in addressing these challenges.

The multidisciplinary nature of our study options means you can gain knowledge and skills to apply to challenges, communities, and industries around the world.

If you’re passionate about a career talking on these challenges, then studying Environment is the ideal choice for you.

  • Use industry leading surveying and spatial sciences equipment like drones from your first year
  • Explore the environment close to campus, as well as Tasmania's incredible marine and land ecosystems.
  • Field study begins in week 3 of your first year and continues throughout your degree.

The Australian continent is sinking…but why? And what does it mean for future sea level estimates? Spatial scientist Anna Riddell is helping provide answers to these big questions.

Course list

More courses in related study areas Agriculture Marine and Antarctic Science

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Careers in environment

Plan sustainable cities. Integrate environmental sustainability with social concerns and goals by understanding social and natural systems and their interaction. Collaborate across multiple professions, such as surveying, planning and management, to create healthy cities and other settlements in which people live and work in harmony with the environment.

Manage protected areas. If you have a passion for the natural world, you can seek a career in parks and protected areas around the world. You can supervise tourism and research visits, collaborate on conservation efforts, and help protect vital biodiversity in some of the most beautiful locations on Earth.

Become an environmental scientist. Follow a passion for science in areas such as biology, chemistry and ecology for a career that works to create solutions to some of the most vital challenges facing society, including environmental and natural resource management, pollution monitoring, mitigation and control, water and wastewater management, and environmental policy analysis and implementation.

Conservation and resource management. Natural resources utilised for human production and activity, such as water and soil, or environments like wetlands, forests and grasslands, must have their use carefully monitored and managed by qualified professionals.

Measure and map the world. Using technology from drones to satellites, you can survey forests, investigate unexplored areas, and track sea level rise and other impacts of climate change. All while delivering the vital data that businesses and governments around the world use to make business, research and development decisions.

Career opportunities

  • Ecologist
  • Climate adaptation manager
  • Coastal risk manager
  • Education officer
  • Environmental manager
  • Environmental planner
  • Eco-tourism operator
  • Geographer
  • Geoheritage officer
  • Geospatial analyst
  • Natural resource manager
  • Plant scientist
  • Researcher
  • Soil scientist
  • Spatial scientist
  • Sustainability officer
  • Urban planner