Master of Science - Natural Resource Management

James Cook University

Program Description

Master of Science - Natural Resource Management

James Cook University

Master of Science (Natural Resource Management)


Coursework programs in natural resource management provide professional development for those wishing to extend their knowledge and expertise in the management of the interactions of humans and their environment.

JCU’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences has an established reputation for research in tropical environments and natural resource management. Our programs take full advantage of the North Queensland environment with many field trip opportunities.


What is natural resource management?

Natural resource management focuses on the way people and natural landscapes interact. It also deals with the sustainability of our environment.

Who is this course for?

This course is for science graduates looking to gain advanced skills in natural resources management. A broad range of study areas includes marine protected areas and Indigenous resource management.

It is a flexible course offering you a range of electives so you can tailor a study program to meet your professional needs and interests.


Why JCU?

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences teaches this course. The School brings together a team of academic and associate staff across multiple disciplines.

  •  World-recognised programs and research
  • state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities

  • internationally-acclaimed academic teaching staff

  • strong collaboration with industry and research organisations, both locally and internationally.

Related Courses

This course is part of our suite of Natural Resource Management postgraduate degrees:

  • Graduate Certificate of Science (Natural Resource Management)
  • Graduate Diploma of Science (Natural Resource Management)

Course structure

Core subjects

  • EV5009:03 Natural Resource Management
  • SC5055:03 Research Communication in Natural Sciences

Options
Select 9  credit points (usually 3 subjects) from the below list: 

  • BZ5001:03 Quantitative Methods in Biology
  • BZ5740 Wildlife Ecology and Management
  • EV5002:03 Environmental Impact Assessment
  • EV5013:03 Climate Change: the Science, Impacts and Solutions
  • EV5020:03 Human Dimensions of Nature, Environment and Conservation or EV5010:03 Planning for Sustainable Communities
  • EV5252:03 Indigenous Environmental Management
  • EV5502:03 Advanced Geographic Information or EV5505:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems or EV5506:03 Remote Sensing

PLUS
Select 9 credit points (usually 3 subjects) from the following list: 

  • EV5001:03 Environmental and Regional Planning
  • EV5003:03 Environmental Economics
  • EV5601:03 Social Impact Assessment
  • EV5014:03 Managing Tropical Fisheries
  • MB5004:03 Marine and Conservation Biology

AND
Select 12 credit points (usually 4 subjects) from the below list:

  • BZ5001:03 Quantitative Methods in Biology
  • EV5001:03 Environmental and Regional Planning
  • EV5002:03 Environmental Impact Assessment
  • EV5003:03 Environmental Economics
  • EV5008:03 Professional Placement
  • EV5010:03 Human Dimensions of Nature, Environment and Conservation
  • EV5013:03 Climate Change: the Science, Impacts and Solutions
  • EV5014:03 Managing Tropical Fisheries
  • EV5020:03 Human Dimensions of Nature, Environment and Conservation
  • EV5203:03 Conserving Marine Wildlife: Sea Mammals, Birds, Reptiles
  • EV5209:03 Principles and Practices of Protected Area Management
  • EV5252:03 Indigenous Environmental Management
  • EV5401:03 Coasts and Catchments: Geomorphology and Management
  • EV5502:03 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • EV5505:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • EV5506:03 Remote Sensing
  • EV5601:03 Social Impact Assessment: Environmental Management
  • EV5701:03 Managing Coastal and Marine Environments
  • EV5901:03 Special Topic 1
  • EV5902:03 Special Topic 2
  • EV5910:03 Minor Project (Part 1 of 2)
  • EV5920:03 Minor Project (Part 2 of 2)
  • EV5914:06 Independent Project and Dissertation (Part 1 of 2)
  • EV5915:06 Independent Project and Dissertation (Part 2 of 2)
  • HI5005:03 Environmental History
  • LA5902:03 Environmental Law and Policy
  • MB5310:03 Marine Reserves as Fisheries Management Tools 

CRICOS code:     074894M

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
July 2017
Feb. 2017
Duration
Duration
1.5 years
Full time
Price
Price
27,500 AUD
Information
Deadline
Start date July 2017
Place
Australia Townsville, Queensland
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Australia Cairns, Queensland
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Duration 1.5 years
Price 27,500 AUD
AUD$27,500 per year
Start date Feb. 2017
Place
Australia Townsville, Queensland
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Australia Cairns, Queensland
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Duration 1.5 years
Price 27,500 AUD
AUD$27,500 per year