Bachelor of Science (Land & Heritage Management)

Course summary

Land and Heritage Management investigates issues of global significance, especially the human impact on the Earth, the management of valuable landscapes, and the planning of cities and regions.

This degree

The Bachelor of Science (Land and Heritage Management) program at UOW includes the opportunity to undertake practicals and fieldwork, taking advantage of the local Illawarra environment including urban and heritage landscapes, coastal landscapes, rainforest escarpment and freshwater ecosystems.

What you will study

As a Science student, you will learn skills in logical and critical thinking, creative problem-solving, practical research skills, organisation and project management, numeracy, statistical literacy, computer skills and strong communication. This specialist program combines Physical and Human Geography with relevant subjects to provide the skills and knowledge required for employment or research on both cultural and natural heritage issues.

Course information

Study area

Geography, Science

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

1874

ATAR (UAI)

75

IB Score

26-27

Duration

3 years full-time (6 sessions) or part-time equivalent.

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

085272F

UAC Code

757710

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.

In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

79

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Credit Transfer

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

Fees

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $14,520
Full Course Fee: $87,120

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Entry Requirements

Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics, any 2 units of Science.

Recommended Studies:  4 units of Science

EARLY ADMISSION
UOW Early Admission is how your high marks in Years 11 and 12 can earn you a place in a UOW degree before you sit your final exams. This program is for students currently completing their Higher School Certificate, an interstate equivalent or an International Baccalaureate, in Australia only. For more information, and to apply for Early Admission, head to the UOW Early Admission website.

Below is the indicative Early Admission criteria for this degree. These are the subjects and results that we believe you need to have a good chance of performing well in this degree.

Indicative Criteria
At least three ATAR Category A subjects with a minimum of 70% in standard subjects and/or 65% in Extension subjects.

Indicative Criteria Dean's Scholar
At least three ATAR Category A subjects, with a minimum of 85% in standard subjects and/or 80% in Extension subjects.

Tertiary/Secondary Studies

Applicants who achieve an appropriate score in one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission:

  • Overseas Year 12 qualification, equivalent to the Higher School Certificate in Australia.
  • A previous Australian Year 12 Higher School Certificate, ie ATAR, UAI, TER, OP, or equivalent
  • A score in the International Baccalaureate equivalent to the required ATAR for this course.
  • Australian Qualification Framework (AQF): Advanced Diploma or Diploma; Cert IV (excluding Trade Certificates) may be considered for some programs
  • A Diploma or Foundation Studies Program from a recognised private institution.
  • TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC)
  • Minimum record of attendance, equal to 1/6 of a bachelor degree from an approved university, provided there is no exclusion or suspension.

Mature Age

Applicants who achieve an appropriate score in one of the following qualifications will be considered for admission:

  • University Access Program (UOW College). The UAP does not provide entry to a 4-year professional degree or any of the double degree programs.
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) for people over 20 years of age on 1 March in the year preceding enrolment. STAT can be used to gain admission to all undergraduate courses other than Engineering and Law. If you haven't been studying for some time you may want to consider a WEA STAT Preparation Course.
  • Limited UAI (5-9 HSC units, including at least 2 units of English) for people over 20 years of age on 1 March in year preceding enrolment.

Credit Transfer

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Admission information

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


STARTING YOUR JOURNEY

Starting your studies at UOW means learning from some of the brightest minds on the planet. It means having the freedom and flexibility to tailor your experience, follow your passion and see where it takes you. It means belonging to a University with an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality—benefits that will help support you in your future career.


Admission criteria


Higher education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of tertiary studies. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Vocational education & training

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of a prior qualification that is accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), such as those provided at TAFE. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Recent secondary education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of ATAR (Australian Tertiary Academic Rank) or equivalent (ENTER, International Baccalaureate (IB), QLD’s Overall Position (OP), etc.) or an Australian Year 12 equivalent overseas qualification. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Work & life experience

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree as a mature age student who does not have a sufficient ATAR (or Year 12 results), has not completed previous alternative study or did not finish to a Year 12 level at high school. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): On-time UAC applications close on 29 September.
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 29 September. (Late applications may be accepted where places are available.) On-time direct applicants will be advised of their application outcome by no later than 19 January 2018.
  • International Applicants: one week before session commences.

Session Details
Orientation: 20 - 22 February
Session: 26 February - 21 June

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Science will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of scientific and social science concepts and theories to understand the world, its people and places.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of key geographical approaches and conceptual frameworks, including the importance of space and place as dimensions of human activity across geographical scales from the body to the global.
  3. Apply insights from science and social science to identify, in collaboration with others, solve diverse, unpredictable and often complex social problems, with a depth of application of geographical thinking.
  4. Collect, review, manage and interpret qualitative and quantitative data relating to human activity, with a depth of knowledge regarding spatial data.
  5. Present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge, ideas and research findings.
  6. Appreciate the importance of ethical behaviour in scholarship and professional practice when applying critical thinking and judgment.
  7. Recognise the importance of diversity in understanding and responding to social challenges when applying critical thinking and judgment. 

Course Structure

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (1874) are required to complete at least 144 credit points including:

  1. All subjects listed in the progression table for the selected major; and
  2. No more than 60 credit points at 100 level.

 Majors

There are two majors available for the Bachelor of Science (1874):

  • Human Geography; and
  • Land and Heritage Management

Human Geography

Human Geography is the study of people and place. Human Geographers examine social and environmental problems in a holistic way, and apply spatial thinking to help resolve social conflicts and environmental crises. This makes Human Geography an immediately socially-relevant discipline. Human Geographers make an essential contribution to environmental management, urban planning, and the management of social and economic change. 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
Autumn Session
EESC103 Earth's Dynamic Surface 6 Autumn
GEOG121 Human Geography: Life in a Globalising World 6 Autumn
Plus 12 credit points at 100-level from the list of recommended electives or the General Schedule*
Spring Session
GEOG122 Human Geography: Living in a Material World 6 Spring
GEOG123 Indigenous Geographies: Questioning Country 6 Spring
PSYC123 Research Methods and Statistics 6 Spring
Plus 6 credit points at 100-level from the list of recommended electives or the General Schedule*
Year 2
Autumn Session
GEOG221 Population Geography: People, Place, Inequality 6 Autumn
Plus 18 credit points at 200-level from the list of recommended electives or the General Schedule*
Spring Session
GEOG224 The Future of Food: Resilience, Communities and Policy 6 Spring
GEOG222 Society and Environment: Resources, Challenges, Futures 6 Spring
GEOG231 Maps and Apps for Social Scientists 6 Spring
GEOG241 Urban Geographies: Just and Sustainable Cities? 6 Spring
Year 3
Autumn Session
GEOG336 Qualitative Research Design for Social Scientists 6 Autumn
GEOG338 Planning Urban Futures 6 Autumn
Plus 12 credit points at 300-level from the list of recommended electives or from the Science or General Schedule*
Spring Session
GEOG337 Environmental and Heritage Management 6Spring
GEOG353 Qualitative GIS 6 Spring
Plus 12 credit points at 300-level from the list of recommended electives or from the Science or General Schedule*

 *General Schedule subjects recommended for this major include subjects with the prefix HIST, ECON and SOC.

Recommended Electives for the Human Geography Major

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
INDS150 Introduction to Indigenous Australia 6 Autumn
EESC101 Planet Earth 6 Autumn
EESC105 Introductory Geospatial Analysis 6 Autumn, Spring
EESC102 Earth's Interconnected Spheres 6 Spring
SCIE103 Climate Change 6 Spring
EESC207 Advanced Geospatial Analysis 6 Autumn, Spring
GEOG251 Disaster Geographies: Risk, Policy, Management 6 Autumn First Offered 2018
PHIL256 Environmental Philosophy: Animals, Nature and Ethics 6 Spring
GEOG339 Geographies of Change: International Fieldwork Intensive 6Summer
EESC328  Dung, Death and Decay: Modern Scientific Methods in Archaeology 6 Autumn First Offered 2018

Land and Heritage Management

This specialist program combines Physical and Human Geography with other relevant subjects to provide the skills and knowledge required for employment or research on both cultural and natural heritage issues. 

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
Autumn
GEOG121 Human Geography: Life in a Globalising World 6 Autumn
EESC103 Earth's Dynamic Surface 6 Autumn
INDS150 Introduction to Indigenous Australia 6 Autumn
EESC105 Introductory Geospatial Analysis 6 Autumn, Spring
Spring
EESC102 Earth's Interconnected Spheres 6 Spring
GEOG122 Human Geography: Living in a Material World 6 Spring
GEOG123 Indigenous Geographies: Questioning Country 6 Spring
Plus 6 credit points at 100-level from the list of recommended electives or the General Schedule*
Year 2
Autumn
Select TWO of the following three subjects:
GEOG221 Population Geography: People, Place, Inequality 6 Autumn
EESC203 Biogeography and Environmental Change 6 Autumn
GEOG251 Disaster Geographies: Risk, Policy, Management 6 Autumn First Offered 2018
Plus 12 credit points at 200-level from the list of recommended electives or the General Schedule*
Spring
GEOG222 Society and Environment: Resources, Challenges, Futures 6 Spring
GEOG231 Maps and Apps for Social Scientists 6 Spring
GEOG224 The Future of Food: Resilience, Communities and Policy 6 Spring
Plus ONE of the following two subjects:
EESC202 Shaping Earth's Surface 6 Spring
PSYC123 Research Methods and Statistics 6 Spring
Year 3
Autumn
EESC207 Advanced Geospatial Analysis 6 Autumn, Spring
GEOG336 Qualitative Research Design for Social Scientists 6 Autumn
GEOG338 Planning Urban Futures 6 Autumn
Plus 6 credit points at 300-level from the list of recommended electives or from the Science or General Schedule*
Spring
GEOG337 Environmental and Heritage Management 6Spring
GEOG353 Qualitative GIS 6 Spring
Plus 12 credit points at 300-level from the list of recommended electives or from the Science or General Schedule*

 * General Schedule subjects recommended for this major include subjects with the prefix HIST, INDS, STS and LAW.

Recommended Electives for the Land and Heritage Management Major 

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
BIOL104 Evolution, Biodiversity and Environment 6 Autumn
BIOL105 Functional Biology of Animals and Plants 6 Autumn
EESC101 Planet Earth 6 Autumn
BIOL103 Molecules, Cells and Organisms 6 Spring
SCIE103 Climate Change 6 Spring
GEOG339 Geographies of Change: International Fieldwork Intensive 6 Summer
EESC323 Fluvial Geomorphology and Sedimentology 6 Autumn First Offered 2018
STS 302 Climate Change Policy, Possible Futures 6Autumn First Offered 2018
EESC322 Coastal Environments: Process and Management 6 Spring First Offered 2018
INDS302 Indigenous Thinkers: Global Perspectives 6 Spring First Offered 2018
LAW 381 Law for Environmental Managers 6Spring First Offered 2018

 Dean’s Scholar

 A Dean's Scholar program with a fourth year of honours is available for high achieving students. More information can be found here.

Honours

Students with a good academic record, particularly in third year, are encouraged to proceed to the Honours year in the discipline of their major. The Honours year is a fourth year of study that provides training in independent research. More information can be found here.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

Our leading researchers will give you the chance to combine wide learning with practical experience using our many regional and international networks. Our graduates are highly sought after because they are equipped with a portfolio of intellectual and technical abilities.

UOW has three main areas of expertise in Human Geography, and Land and Heritage Management research.

  • People and their environments: examining how people perceive, use and reappraise the non-human world across the local to the global scale and in different contexts.
  • Living in a cosmopolitan, urbanised world: investigating how people's identities and actions are shaped by their everyday encounters with others, especially in multicultural cities.
  • Changing economies: investigating how new industries can create pathways to a more sustainable future.

Career opportunities
  • Research Officer
  • Heritage Officer
  • Policy/Project Officer
  • Hydrologist
  • Tourism and Recreation Planner
  • Geospatial Intelligence Officer
  • Market Researcher
  • Cartographer
  • Climatologist
  • Ranger
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • International Aid Officer
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