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Location

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
  • Trimester 1 - 25 Jan 2021
  • Trimester 2 - 10 May 2021
  • Trimester 3 - 23 Aug 2021
Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

Program code: 40275

Program handbook

Description

The Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability will empower you with the knowledge to play a professional role in solving environmental problems that confront contemporary societies. The structure of our program will provide you with specialised environmental management and sustainability skills together with the ability to determine environmental impact assessment against legislation and policy. On completion of the degree, you will have a high level understanding of key issues and approaches in environmental management, sustainability and decision-making.

The Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability is open to graduates from a wide range of backgrounds and experience. It caters for both suitably qualified graduates from cognate fields and mid-career professionals wishing to gain professional postgraduate qualifications. Our Masters degree will give you the specialised skills needed to pursue a career in resolving environmental issues. Online delivery means flexible study options.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Applied advanced knowledge and skills in the discipline of environmental management and sustainability across a range of contexts for ethical professional practice or scholarship.
  • Applied critical thinking and reasoning to demonstrate advanced understanding of recent developments in the discipline for professional practice.
  • Solved a range of environmental problems using an evidence based approach by investigating, analysing and synthesising complex information and available resources.
  • Interpreted, justified and communicated environmental management and sustainability concepts, theoretical propositions, methodologies to a variety of specialist or non-specialist audience.
  • Designed, evaluated, implemented, analysed and theorised environmental management and sustainability projects both autonomously and as part of a team using an adaptive management framework.
  • Applied critical thinking and reasoning to demonstrate advanced understanding of environmental legislation, sustainability and climate change policy.

Details

Information correct as at24 Jan 2021 6:17 am
Program code40275
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Online
Duration
  • Australian students - 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
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Fees
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    Admission information

    Admission requirements

    • Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a discipline other than environmental science, spatial science, and/or management are eligible to undertake the 160 unit program.
    • Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a discipline other than environmental science, spatial science, and/or management who also hold a minimum of two years demonstrable Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) in an area related to environmental science, spatial science, and/or management will study between 120 and 160 units depending on the volume of RPL received. These students must apply to the Program Convenor or Head of School for advanced standing in the Masters, in recognition of relevant RPL. These applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    • Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) with a major in environmental science, spatial science, and/or 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 four year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in a discipline other than environmental science, spatial science, and/or 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 four year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in environmental science are eligible to undertake an 80 unit program comprised of 40 units of core courses and a 40 unit specialisation.
    • Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) and a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in environmental science are eligible to undertake an 80 unit program comprised of 40 units of core courses and a 40 unit specialisation.

    Minimum English language proficiency requirements

    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.


    Credit transfer

    If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


    Academic requirements for program completion

    Total units required

    160 units

    Program duration

    2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

    Program requirements

    Program requirements and the volume of learning for the Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability are dependent on the student's prior academic qualifications.

    1. For entry with a 3 year Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7) in a discipline other than environmental Science, spatial science and/or business management, the volume of learning is 160 units:

    • Core courses - 40 units
    • Specialisation 1 - 50 units
    • Specialisation 2 - 50 units*
    • Electives - 20 units*

    *Students can count up to 10 units of courses in common between specialisations. If students choose to do this, they must complete a total of 30 units of electives in order to complete a total of 160 units.

    2. For entry with a 3 year Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7) with at least a major in environmental science, spatial science and/or business management, the volume of learning is 120 units:

    • Core Courses - 40 units
    • Specialisation 1 - 50 units
    • Electives - 30 units

    3. For entry with 4 year Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 8) in a discipline other than environmental science, spatial science and/or business management, the volume of learning is 120 units:

    • Core Courses - 40 units
    • Specialisation 1 - 50 units
    • Electives - 30 units

    4. For entry with a 4 year Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 8) in environmental Science or a 3 year Bachelor Degree plus a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in the discipline of environmental science, the volume of learning is 80 units:

    • Core Courses - 40 units
    • Specialisation 1 - 40 units, including all compulsory courses**

    **Students completing the Business Management specialisation must complete at least 10 units of GSBS directed courses as part of their specialisation.

    Notes

    1) Students must only complete courses that form part of the program.

    2) Electives include any unrestricted courses offered within the university.


    Program plans

    Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


    Program structure

    Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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    Core Courses

    Complete the following core courses.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    ENVS6510Environmental Legislation and Policy
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    ENVS6525Sustainability and Ecosystem Health
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    ENVS6530Environmental Management
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    ENVS6545Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units

    Business Management Specialisation

    Compulsory Courses

    Complete the following compulsory courses.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    ENVS6500Business and the Natural Environment
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    ENVS6555Applied Natural Resource Management
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    Directed Courses

    Complete 30 units including at least 20 units of GSBS courses from the following directed courses.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    ECON6440Economic Planning and Project EvaluationNot currently offered10 units
    GSBS6004Organisational Behaviour and Design
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
    10 units
    GSBS6005Marketing Management and Planning
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
    10 units
    GSBS6040Human Resource Management
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    10 units
    GSBS6100Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    10 units
    GSBS6130Corporate Finance
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    10 units
    GSBS6200Financial and Management Accounting
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
    10 units
    GSBS6410Economics of Competitive Advantage
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
    10 units
    PSYC6120Fostering Healthy Organisations
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    PSYC6130Understanding People in Organisations
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    STAT6001Data Wrangling and Visualisation
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    STAT6020Predictive Analytics
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    STAT6100Systems Thinking for an Integrated Workforce
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units

    Natural Resource Management Specialisation

    Compulsory Couses

    Complete the following compulsory courses.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    ENVS6001Biodiversity, Conservation Science and Management
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    ENVS6555Applied Natural Resource Management
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    Directed Courses

    Complete 30 units from the following directed courses.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    ARBE6609Sustainable Development and the 2030 Development Agenda
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    ENVS6500Business and the Natural Environment
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    GEOS6161Spatial Science
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    GEOS6250Advanced Spatial Science
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    GSBS6004Organisational Behaviour and Design
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
    10 units
    GSBS6484Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    MARI6001Marine Ecology and Management
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    SOCA6590Environmental Justice
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units

    Spatial Science Specialisation

    Compulsory Courses

    Complete the following compulsory courses. Please note that students who do not meet the requisite to enrol in GEOS6250 and GEOS6350 must complete GEOS6161 as a directed course.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    GEOS6250Advanced Spatial Science
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    GEOS6350Advanced Remote Sensing Data and Applications
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    Directed Courses

    Complete 30 units from the following directed courses. Please note that students who do not meet the requisite to enrol in compulsory courses GEOS6250 and GEOS6350 must complete GEOS6161 as a directed course.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    SURV4730Town Planning
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    ARBE6609Sustainable Development and the 2030 Development Agenda
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    ENVS6555Applied Natural Resource Management
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    GEOG6080Cities and Regions
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    GEOG6090Society and Space
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    GEOG6130Geographies of Development
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    GEOS6161Spatial Science
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    STAT6001Data Wrangling and Visualisation
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    STAT6020Predictive Analytics
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units

    Additional information

    All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


    International students

    All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


    Additional support

    AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

    Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.