New Zealand’s unique spectacular natural environment is the envy of the world. During study in this major you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in this environment through the many varied field trips that form an essential part of this course.
We develop your understanding of how New Zealand species interact with other organisms and with their physical environment. You also build up a solid knowledge of the ecological principles of marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems. This understanding is essential for the maintenance of New Zealand’s unique and natural inheritance, and is an essential foundation for many rewarding environmental careers.
You will study Core (compulsory) papers from across the degree in addition to optional elective papers.
555301 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication (or 145612 Applied Communication)
555401 Health and Environment (or 555339 Māori Health)
715184 Statistical Models
775205 General and Organic Chemistry
775318 Form and Function of Plants and Animals
775102 Biological Chemistry
775317 Ecology and Evolution
776311 Coastal Management *
776316 Terrestrial Ecology II *
777315 GIS - Geographical Information Systems *
Plus either Research Project 777003 or the following level 7 (year 3) papers:
777811 Marine Ecology *
777316 Oceanography *
* Each offered in alternate years
*These majors are subject to CUAP approval.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.