Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Face to Face
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.
2 years full-time.
Face to Face
The University of Newcastle's Master of Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation is a research-focused program which provides environmental practitioners with creative solutions and specialised skills to help minimise the human and ecological risks associated with environmental pollution.
Using a balanced approach that includes both hands on and case studies, you’ll examine the core concepts, principles and techniques underlying environmental risk assessment and remediation which can be applied on a national and global platform.
The Master of Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation will equip you with specialised skills to enable you to comprehensively assess a contaminated site.
You will follow guidelines for contaminated site assessment (e.g. NEPM-ASC) and jurisdictional legislation regulating management of contaminated land. You will carry out desktop research for preliminary site investigation (PSI), develop a conceptual site model (CSM) and produce a sampling plan for a detailed site investigation using data quality objectives (DQO’s). You will also evaluate contaminated site data to identify contaminants fate and pathways, assess the risk presented by the contaminant(s) detected on site, and determine the need for further investigation or remediation.
Core courses that you will complete include:
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.
The University of Newcastle Master of Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation will prepare you to manage contaminated site(s) projects and develop remediation action plans for both private and public organisations. With a core focus on environmental risk assessment and remediation, you will have specialised instrumental skills that will be highly valued by mining, property development and industrial sectors. Your capacity to work internationally will be supported by University’s own reputation in the field.
Possible career paths include: