This degree provides training for people who wish to help to make society more sustainable. It also provides opportunities for those who want to move into more senior management positions. You will develop the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, to contribute to policy-making processes and to run environmental management systems.
Specialisations *Climate Change Adaptation *Economics and Policy *Education for Sustainability *Environmental Planning *Environmental Protection *Sustainable Business *Water Resources
Admission requirements To be eligible for admission to the Master of Environment, a student must hold: * a Bachelor degree from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with applicants normally having achieved a minimum GPA of 5.0 (using a 7.0 scale) in the Bachelor degree * OR a Bachelor degree in Environmental Science from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with applicants normally having achieved a minimum GPA of 5.0 (using a 7.0 scale) in the Bachelor degree (these students will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing towards the program) * OR the Graduate Certificate in Environment (these students will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing towards the program) * OR a Bachelor Honours degree in Environmental Science from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing (these students will be eligible for 80 credit points of advanced standing towards the program).
Language requirements English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows: *A minimum score of 575 on TOEFL *OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) *OR a minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0 *OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only) *OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) *OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) *OR an overall score of 61 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with a minimum of 54 in all Communicative Skills.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
My career opportunities * Climate Change Adaptation: You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to work in the areas of environmental climate change and policy-making. You may find work in the public sector, business or community organisations as an environmental assessment officer, project officer, project manager or policy officer.
* Economics and Policy: Addressing the challenge of sustainability has created employment opportunities in environmental economics and policy making across the business, government and community sectors. You may find work as a policy officer, policy advisor, environmental assessment officer or management consultant.
* Education for Sustainability: You will be prepared for work as a community education officer, environmental education teacher, education and communication officer or program developer.
* Environmental Protection: You will be equipped with the essential skills in environmental protection policy and practice needed to work in consulting firms and in government agencies, such as the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, and the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service. Your work will be focused on improving environmental management, quarantine and biosecurity outcomes in careers such as environmental monitoring and compliance officer, environmental assessment officer or project officer.
* Water Resources: You will be prepared for work in local councils and state government departments dealing with water resources and planning issues and in private consulting companies. You may find work as an environmental consultant, project officer, groundwater scientist, catchment management specialist or urban waterway specialist.
Professional recognition Graduates of this program are eligible for membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand and may subsequently apply for registration as a Certified Environmental Practitioner.
Pathways to further study The Master of Environment qualification will provide a pathway to doctoral studies. Students wishing to pursue a doctorate can choose an elective 40 credit point research dissertation component in addition to the core 10 credit point Research Planning and Design course.
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