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.

Program Code

8623

CRICOS Code

080063M

Total units of credit (UOC)

96

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

88

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

The entry requirements are as follows:

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 a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average (65%) 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% Relevant disciplines include:

Environmental management, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental humanities, environmental planning, environmental policy, environmental economics, environmental engineering, environmental law, natural resources management, geography.

Relevant professional experience includes:

Environmental officer, planner, manager or similar in government or for catchment authorities; environmental consulting, reporting, assessment, monitoring and evaluation/auditing; environmental outreach or education, research assistant or associate on environmental themes; NGO or international organisation environmental campaign managers.

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 and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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