Overview

The world is changing; sustainability and environmental management have become crucial issues, presenting significant opportunities and challenges for business, government and civil society. The Master of Environmental Management is an interdisciplinary and applied set of courses which outline some of the main decision-making frameworks and tools for environmental management. It also provides discipline-specific knowledge related to work in environmental professions. It can be taken by environmental specialists and non-specialists from a wide range of disciplines and interests.

You will learn to plan and execute an enquiry-based or professional project; undertake a capstone course experience that involves substantial scholarship; and apply enquiry-based learning and ways of thinking to new disciplinary and/or professional contexts.

*Term 2 intake available for the 2 year (96 UOC) and 1.5 year (72 UOC) streams only.

Program Code

8623

CRICOS Code

080063M

Total units of credit (UOC)

96

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

92

Why choose this degree?

You will gain a global perspective on environmental management issues through advanced analysis of international and regional environmental issues and their governance.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree suits those already in the field who want to upskill, those looking for a career change into environmental management or anyone simply wanting to expand their knowledge of environmental issues.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Environmental Managers
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Field Officers
  • Ecologists
  • Parks and Land Managers
  • Policy Specialists
  • Renewable Energy Specialists
  • Environmental Planners

Entry requirements

For the 1 year stream (A)

  • Honours degree or Graduate Diploma (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average (65%)
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average (65%), plus one year relevant professional experience

For the 1.5 year stream (B)

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average (65%), plus one year relevant professional experience
  • Honours degree or Graduate Diploma (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average (65%)For the 2 year stream (C)
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%

For the 2 year stream (C)

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%.

Relevant disciplines include: Geography, environmental humanities, environmental social sciences, environmental art and design, environmental studies, environmental communication, sustainability studies, Indigenous studies, multispecies studies, environmental and urban planning, sustainable architecture and landscape design, environmental policy, urban studies, planetary health, conservation science, environmental engineering, environmental law, environmental management, environmental journalism, environmental economics, natural resource management.

Relevant professional experience includes: Environmental educator, planner, analyst, manager, campaign director, or similar in non-profit or for-profit sector, NGOs, or government; high-responsibility position as environmental activist or advocate; environmental consultant, law associate, reporter, assessor, or monitor; environmental performer, artist, designer, therapist, or similar.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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Fees

2020 Indicative First Year Fee

$26,880*

2020 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree

$54,480*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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