Master of Environmental Science

General

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Program Description

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This course provides students with skills and experience in environmental science, focusing on project management, occupational health and safety, sustainability, monitoring and reporting.

It provides work experience in relevant organisations within the industry, allowing students to gain an understanding of the management of environmental projects. It also focuses on skills for the environmental, engineering, and sustainability professions and offers flexible study options through on-campus and off-campus study.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 6)

Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree; or
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years of relevant professional experience.

English Language requirements (Band 4)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online
  • Semester 1: Study part-time Online
  • Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online
  • Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAT5212 Biostatistics 20
SCI5133 Environmental and Health Risk Assessment 20
SCI5170 Sustainability Assessment and Reporting 20

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI6103 Environmental Management Systems and Auditing 20
MAN6303 Programme Management 20
MAN6925 Project Management 20

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
RES5115 Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches 20
OHS6132 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems 20
SCI6100 Environmental Monitoring and Investigation 20

Year 2 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI6104 Environmental Management Project 60

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills drawn from a broad discipline base to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex ideas, concepts and theories in Environmental Science.
  • Apply communication skills to design innovative contributions to professional practice in Environmental Science.
  • Reflect critically on a complex body of specialist knowledge and understanding of recent developments and methods applicable to the field of Environmental Science and related disciplines.
  • Use high-level self-management skills to initiate, plan and execute a substantial project in Environmental Science.

Career Opportunities

This course places students with an industry/organisation for their six- month project. The placement will enable students to undertake environmental research/monitoring, reporting and communicating with a partner, as well as getting direct exposure to the nature of the organisation and its priorities. This provides an excellent springboard for employment following this degree. Employment opportunities will be in local government, industry, state, national government and non-government organisations, particularly in the resources sector.

Last updated May 2020

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