Bachelor of Environmental Management

  • Upcoming start dates

    November Summer School - 14 Nov 2022

    Semester 1 - 20 Feb 2023

    Semester 2 - 17 Jul 2023

  • Qualification


  • Duration

    3 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Choose an industry-tested, multi-disciplinary degree that grows your abilities to address the most urgent environmental issues of the twenty-first century. You’ll be prepared to face the challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss and diminishing freshwater quality.

Taking on environmental issues requires multi-disciplined learning, critical thinking and sound practical experience. Lincoln University’s Bachelor of Environmental Management blends content from the physical and social sciences, fostering your understanding of the connections between environment, economy, society and culture. It prepares you with the principles and strategies to help address urgent local and global challenges, and how to apply these to different contexts.

How you’ll grow

  • Understand the connections and interplay between social, economic and environmental issues.
  • Learn the disciplines, principles, tools, strategies and systems for effective environmental management – and be able to apply them in different situations.
  • Develop the skills to practice professionally.
  • Grow the academic background necessary to gain professional certification from the New Zealand Association of Resource Management. (Note: the Bachelor of Environmental Management is not accreditation in itself. This is obtained with a relevant degree and sufficient work experience.)

Career opportunities

You’ll be a preferred candidate for opportunities in the primary sector, resource management agencies, sustainability, conservation and community organisations. Plus you’ll expand your opportunities with local, regional and central government, private development consultancies and corporations.

This programme inspired me so that I applied for any internship in any relevant field. I just wanted experience, to get my hands dirty and keep learning.

Jess Samuels

Bachelor of Environmental Management

Programme information

Programme Structure

Year 3

Semester 1 courses

  • B.E.M. List C*
  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective

Semester 2 courses

  • Compulsory courses
  • Elective courses
  • Refer to the lists below

This degree structure is indicative only.  A course advisor will help you to select your electives and plan your degree. You can check out our courses to see what electives might interest you.


Here are your next steps

Programme contacts

Steve Urlich

Dr Steve Urlich


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