Master of Environmental Science is a coursework program designed for students with a strong science-based Bachelor degree in the field of agriculture, ecosystem management, geographic information science, natural resources, mining, environmental consulting, environmental science and resource policy and management who wish to obtain specialist professional knowledge and skills.
The course is designed to equip graduates for professional standing and employment in environmental science, monitoring and evaluation, or who anticipate employment with professional responsibility for environmental policy formation, or a role of equivalent standing in environmental management in non-government or government capacity.
Please note: this course was previously known as Master of Environmental Management
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
* demonstrate an understanding of the scientific knowledge that underpins environmental science and natural resource management, and gain specialized skills in a chosen discipline;
* demonstrate an understanding of technical, field and/or laboratory competencies relevant to environmental science and natural resource management; and
* develop skills in written and oral scientific communication, and acquired skills to locate and critically evaluate scientific information.
Knowledge of a Discipline
Students will be required to read literature on practical, conceptual and theoretical aspects of environmental science and natural resources management, and will be provided with the opportunity to obtain specialist knowledge in selected disciplines.
Students will be required to express well-organised, logical and clearly written assessment tasks. Students will be exposed to techniques for improved oral and written communication skills throughout the course.
Students will examine examples of models, theories and case-studies of the ecology and management of ecosystems from around the world.
Students will be instructed, assessed and expected to demonstrate research capacity in written assignments and utilise a wide range of sources.
Students will be instructed in, assessed and practise learning skills in critical thinking, research and communication that will be useful to them beyond the unit of learning.
Students will be challenged to critically examine literature, established theories and models, and techniques from a range of disciplines to address contemporary environmental issues.
Students will be exposed to concepts of social responsibility within the course and will be required to exhibit social responsibility when interacting with other students.
Students will be exposed to training in team skills and perspectives throughout the course.
In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test.
You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application.
A candidate shall:(a) hold a bachelor degree from a recognised University in the Sciences or Applied Sciences; or(b) hold at least 12 credit points towards the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science from the University of New England or equivalent; or(c) hold the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science from the University of New England; or(d) satisfy the school by means of other qualifications and relevant experience of adequate preparation for candidature.