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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

  • 17% international / 83% domestic

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science / Master of Teaching (Secondary)

  • Bachelor

Bring your passion for STEM to the teaching profession and inspire the next generation with our vertical double degree, Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Key details

Degree Type
4 years full-time
Course Code
SV02, 103173M
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Domestic Fees
$7,100 per year / $28,400 total
International Fees
$38,000 per year / $152,000 total

About this course

  • Bring your passion for STEM to the teaching profession and inspire the next generation
  • A shortage of qualified STEM teachers means you'll be in demand when you graduate
  • Specialise in an area of science in which you are most interested
  • Undertake professional experience placements in schools to prepare you to become a teacher.

Study locations

Kelvin Grove

Gardens Point

What you will learn

In your first year of your science studies, you'll complete the five core units-an introduction to the principles of science. You will learn by enquiry-experimental science units will give you the grounding in the fundamental methods of science practice, analysis, research and scientific presentation, as well as hands-on experience. These are skills that will translate well into your teaching career.

In your environmental sciences major, an introduction to the earth, ecosystems and the environment will set the tone for the rest of your studies. You'll explore geospatial information science, environmental pollution and ecology. You'll continue your studies with soil science, conservation biology and groundwater systems.

To round out your science studies, you will investigate case studies in environmental science as a major project to showcase the skills and knowledge you've acquired.

As you progress to the Master of Teaching component, you'll find the course is designed to ensure you can step into your teaching career with confidence. In curriculum units you'll learn how to teach subjects in the Australian curriculum. Our expert lecturers will encourage you to be creative as you experiment with different teaching approaches to engage, excite and extend your learners. You'll learn how to identify the best technologies to incorporate in your teaching. Everything you do will be based on a deep understanding of child and adolescent development.

Real-world facilities

You will be based at the Gardens Point campus for your science studies, where you will experience state-of-the-art laboratories, advanced scientific instruments, and high-performance computing and visualisation facilities, all mirroring real-world environments.

During the Master of Teaching you'll experience the Education Precinct at the heart of Kelvin Grove campus. These contemporary learning spaces facilitate experimentation and innovation, preparing you to become an inspiring, confident and future-focussed teacher when you step into professional experiences in schools. The spaces strike the right balance of collaborative learning, interaction and quiet individual research.

A centrepiece of the Precinct is the Sphere, a digital LED globe suspended over two floors with a changing menu of interactive visual content.

Career pathways

Careers and outcomes

As a secondary teaching specialist, you will be prepared to teach science in schools. Your qualification can also allow you to teach in other locations in Australia and overseas.

The masters qualification will position you to lead STEM teaching in a school, or to pursue other important roles in the education sector: in policy work; curriculum development; or community engagement projects to advance STEM.

Professional recognition

As an environmental sciences graduate, you may be eligible for membership of The Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand, Soil Science Australia, Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand, Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia, Society for Conservation Biology Oceania, Geospatial Information and Technology Association, among others.

The Master of Teaching meets professional teaching standards for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and Queensland College of Teachers. Graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration. Applicants seeking teacher registration in Australia may be required to provide evidence of English Language proficiency levels. Further information is available from relevant registering bodies.

Possible careers
  • Educator
  • Environmental Scientist
  • STEM Educator
  • Secondary School Teacher