Environmental management has become one of the issues of our time, and demand for top-quality environmental scientists is high. At Macquarie, our commitment to first-class interdisciplinary research has placed us at the forefront of environmental science study, both in Australia and internationally.

We are home to many world-renowned researchers and academics, so at Macquarie you study with people who are using their knowledge to make an impact on today’s environmental issues. Our courses give you the skills you need to make practical, positive change in areas like conservation, natural resource management, sustainable development, and Earth sciences.

  • Animal-Behaviour

    Animal behaviour

    Understanding animal behaviour, or ethology, helps us understand evolutionary history, genetics and even human psychology.

  • Climate-change

    Climate change

    Between 2000 and 2014, we experienced 13 of the 15 hottest years on record – and experts claim there is only a slim chance this occurred because of natural variations in the planet’s climate.

  • Conservation


    The survival of all life on Earth depends on properly functioning ecosystems. Conserving the environment has become a global priority, and those with specialist skills in not only reducing our footprint but also identifying strategies for preserving our rich diversity are in demand.

  • Earth sciences

    Earth sciences

    Earth scientists work to understand how the Earth works and how it came to be.

  • Ecology


    Ecologists combine biology, physical geography, environmental science and Earth science to study interactions among organisms and their environment.

  • Environmental managenent

    Environmental management

    Human intervention is largely behind issues such as deforestation, pollution, climate change and species extinction. But human intervention is also the key to preserving the environment.

  • Environmental Science

    Environmental science

    The program contains significant fieldwork where students apply their knowledge in real environments. We are also committed to work integrated learning and many of our PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) units work closely with industry partners. Our graduates are work-ready and obtain jobs in a range...

  • Geographic information science

    Geographic information science

    Geographic information science examines the interplay between geographic concepts, individuals and society.

  • Geology and geophysics

    Geology and geophysics

    Whether you’re interested in studying the materials that make up the Earth or applying the principles of physics to study the inaccessible Earth, you’ll find a rewarding career in geology and geophysics.

  • Marine Biology

    Marine biology

    Oceans cover 70 per cent of Earth’s surface, and they are a vital part of the earth system, as well as critical for transportation and trade.

  • Sustainability


    The conservation of our environment is becoming essential for our future.

  • Urban planning

    Urban and regional planning is a profession shaping the places where people live, work and play.

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