Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Water Science | UWC

APS Required



3 year(s)


Bachelor's Degree





  • Minimum 33 UWC APS
  • English: Code 4 (Home or First Additional Language)
  • Any other language: Code 3 (Home or First Additional)
  • Maths Code 4 or Maths Literacy Code 6
  • Physical Sciences OR Life Sciences Code 4

Career Prospects

  1. Environmental Scientist: Conduct research and assessments to study environmental issues, such as air and water pollution, land degradation, climate change, and biodiversity loss, and develop strategies and solutions to mitigate environmental impacts and promote sustainability. Environmental scientists collect and analyze environmental data, assess environmental risks, and recommend conservation measures, pollution control technologies, and environmental management practices to protect natural ecosystems and human health.
  2. Water Resource Manager: Manage and oversee the sustainable use and conservation of water resources, including rivers, lakes, groundwater, and coastal waters, to ensure water availability, quality, and reliability for human consumption, agriculture, industry, and ecosystem needs. Water resource managers develop water management plans, implement water conservation measures, monitor water quality and quantity, and coordinate water allocation and distribution strategies to address water challenges and promote water security.
  3. Environmental Consultant: Provide expertise and advisory services to clients in various sectors, including industry, government, and development projects, on environmental regulations, compliance requirements, and sustainable practices. Environmental consultants conduct environmental impact assessments, regulatory compliance audits, and risk assessments, and develop environmental management plans and strategies to help clients minimize environmental liabilities, mitigate environmental risks, and achieve regulatory compliance.
  4. Water Quality Scientist: Monitor, analyze, and assess the chemical, physical, and biological characteristics of water bodies to evaluate water quality, identify pollution sources, and assess ecosystem health. Water quality scientists conduct water quality sampling and analysis, interpret water quality data, assess compliance with water quality standards and regulations, and recommend remediation measures and pollution control strategies to improve water quality and protect aquatic ecosystems.
  5. Hydrologist: Study the movement, distribution, and behavior of water in the environment, including precipitation, surface water, groundwater, and water cycle dynamics, to assess water availability, predict flood risks, and manage water resources sustainably. Hydrologists conduct hydrological modeling, analyze hydrological data, and develop water resource management plans, floodplain management strategies, and watershed protection measures to optimize water use and minimize water-related hazards.
  6. Environmental Educator: Teach and educate students, communities, and stakeholders about environmental conservation, sustainability, and water resource management through formal education programs, workshops, outreach activities, and public awareness campaigns. Environmental educators develop educational materials, lesson plans, and curricula, facilitate environmental education activities, and engage with diverse audiences to promote environmental stewardship and foster a culture of environmental responsibility.
  7. Research Scientist: Conduct scientific research and investigations in environmental science, water science, or related fields, exploring fundamental questions, solving practical problems, and advancing knowledge and innovation in environmental and water resource management. Research scientists design experiments, collect and analyze data, publish research findings, and contribute to scientific publications, conferences, and interdisciplinary collaborations to address pressing environmental challenges and inform evidence-based decision-making.
  8. Environmental Policy Analyst: Analyze environmental policies, regulations, and legislation at local, national, and international levels, assessing their effectiveness, impacts, and implications for environmental management and sustainability. Environmental policy analysts conduct policy research, evaluate policy options, and advocate for policy reforms and initiatives that promote environmental protection, conservation, and sustainable development, collaborating with policymakers, stakeholders, and advocacy groups to influence policy decisions and outcomes.
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