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Melbourne City and Bundoora
This program prepares you to manage environmental projects, and provides a broad understanding of disciplines relevant to environmental science, with the opportunity to study specific areas in-depth.
The increasing number of environmental issues needs suitably qualified people to help resolve them. Solving these problems requires professionals who can provide ethical, high-level specialist advice to industry, governments and communities. The environmental industry now requires graduates who:
- are knowledgeable about the science underpinning the data pointing to environmental changes
- can interpret the data being produced
- keep abreast of the current and emerging technologies being used to prevent or mitigate environmental problems
- are capable of designing and conducting research projects
- can communicate well with a wide range of audiences
- can function at a high level of autonomy
This program has been designed to provide you with these skills, giving you a competitive edge when seeking employment as an environmental professional. You will have a capstone experience which pulls all these requirements together.
As a future manager in environmental science, you'll be expected to design and manage projects in an ethical fashion and be able to communicate with a wide range of audiences.
Development of these attributes will be an integral part of your progression through the program.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
The main modes of delivery will be through lectures, online delivery, tutorials and some laboratory and field work.
You will be expected to contribute to tutorial discussions as professionals. There will be some field work in intensive mode.
Several industry partners will participate in the delivery of classroom activities and provide opportunities for research projects. Their classroom activities will include the development of project proposals, working with clients and risk management.
Opportunities for projects will come from industries such as landfill operations, water and catchment management, and contaminated land management. There will also be opportunities to work with government agencies such as the EPA, CSIRO, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.
Professional recognition and accreditation
The Master of Environmental Science and Technology will satisfy the educational component of the requirements to become a certified environmental practitioner.
Graduates can become members of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) which offers certification and provides access to a wide professional network, workshops, seminars, conferences and publications.
Program and course information
Get a competitive edge
A broad understanding of environmental science principles as you design and manage ethical projects.