Postgraduate program Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability
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LocationOnline
Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.2 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryOnline
Start datesSemester 1 (22 Feb 2021), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Trimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021),
Program Code40275

Study Environmental Management and Sustainability

With jobs in high environmental impact areas forecasted to grow strongly over the next decade, the University of Newcastle's Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability will equip you with new, sustainable skills that will improve your ‘green’ credentials.

Designed to engage with the broad issues that contemporary societies face in today’s climate, the focus of the program is to integrate theory and practice with interdisciplinary grounding in sustainable policy development and policy implementation, environmental management and impact assessment.

Why study with us?

  • Top 20% and number 1 in Australia for Agricultural and Environmental Studies – student support (The Good Universities Guide 2020).
  • 95.7% of postgraduate students in our Agriculture and Environmental Studies find full-time employment within four months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-2019).
  • Become an environmental sustainability specialist - sustainability is one of the key drivers of current economic policy, so having an in-depth understanding of how sound environmental practices intersect with business, government and the community is highly regarded in the workforce.
  • Enhance your career opportunities - apply the practical skills and knowledge that you acquire during your studies to specialise in areas across a variety of fields, such as business management, natural resource management or spatial science.
  • Learn how to manage environmental challenges in your business - effectively and professionally balance the needs of both business and environmental best practice by developing sophisticated frameworks for environmental management.
  • Study online at your own pace - the University of Newcastle’s advanced online learning system will enable you to achieve your Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability at a time that suits you.

Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability

World top 250 ? for environmental sciences
ERA 5 ? for physical geography and environmental geoscience research

What you will study

You will study a unique blend of environmental courses that focus on key principles of environmental management, sustainability and climate change, and you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in two of three specialty areas:

  • Business Management
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Spatial Science

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career

Career opportunities

This program will suit students who are already working for non-government organisations, government or the private sector.

Depending on your area of specialisation, you may wish to transition into business management, natural resource management, environmental and social impact assessment or spatial science.

Upon graduation, you may consider positions including:

  • sustainability manager
  • manager of urban and regional development
  • manager of a National park or protected area
  • environmental consultant
  • environmental scientist

How to apply

Applying for Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability

I am a prospective
student, looking to study at
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Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

  • Students with a 3 year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a discipline other than environmental science, spatial science, and/or business management are eligible to undertake the 160 unit program.
  • Students with a 3 year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a discipline other than environmental science, spatial science, and/or business management who also hold a minimum of 2 years demonstrable Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) in an area related to environmental science, spatial science, and/or business management will study between 120 and 160 units depending on the volume of RPL received. Applicants must include a CV and a Statement of Service with their application to have their work experience considered for RPL by the Program Convenor or Head of School. These applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Students with a 3 year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) with a major in environmental science, spatial science, and/or business management are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program comprised of 40 units of core courses, one 50 unit specialisation, and 30 units of electives.
  • Students with a 4 year Bachelor (Honours) degree (AQF Level 8) in a discipline other than environmental science, spatial science, and/or business management are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program comprised of 40 units of core courses, one 50 unit specialisation, and 30 units of electives.
  • Students with a 4 year Bachelor (Honours) degree (AQF Level 8) in environmental science, spatial science and/or business management are eligible to undertake an 80 unit program comprised of 40 units of core courses and a 40 unit specialisation.
  • Students with a 3 year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) and a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in environmental science, spatial science and/or business management are eligible to undertake an 80 unit program comprised of 40 units of core courses and a 40 unit specialisation.

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

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Important: If you are applying for recognition of prior learning for this program, you will need to provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

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Applications to study are now open. Submit your application now.

Important: If you are applying for recognition of prior learning for this program, you will need to provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

Apply to study online

This program is open to online international students. Applications to study online are now open.

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