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Master of Environmental Science (MEnvSc)


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Title Master of Environmental Science (MEnvSc)
Course Code M1210
Study Level Master's by Coursework (Graduate)
Organisational Unit Environmental and Conservation Sciences
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Halina Kobryn | Email: H.Kobryn@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2411

Qualification Master of Environmental Science (MEnvSc)
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description This course provides advanced training in the application of environmental science to problem solving. The course is open to people working as environmental professionals, or seeking to do so, who want to undertake advanced studies in environmental science to broaden their environmental expertise or specialise further in a selected area.

This course facilitates improved awareness of environmental issues from scientific, technical, social and political perspectives, and provides more specific knowledge in areas of particular interest to individual students. This course aims to supply leaders to the environmental professions with the interdisciplinary scientific and policy skills required to deal with today's complex environmental problems. Graduates from the course are well equipped to contribute to continuing improvement in environmental management practices.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment and Management or Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science or Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science (AQF Level 8), or an equivalent graduate course in a closely related field of education; or equivalent training.
Minimum of GPA of 2.0 is required.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Special Requirements Some external units may require on-campus attendance for a short period.
Internet access is required for students studying externally; exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Employment Prospects Past students have come from and/or found employment in the public and private sectors, including the consulting industry, in Australia and overseas.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 24 credit points

University regulations require completion of 600-level units or above for a 24-point Masters by Coursework degree.

Core Units - 18 credit points

ENV616 Environmental Policy for the 21st Century - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal (quota of 40 places), S1-external (quota of 10 places)

VLS683 Advanced Research Methods for Scientists - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1S-internal, S1S-external, S2N3-internal, S2N3-external

ENV690 Environmental Science Masters Project - 12 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, H-external, Y-internal, Y-external

Specified Electives - 6 credit points

Select from the following:

ENV617 Sustainability Assessment - 3 points
Not available this year

ENV684 Modelling the Environment - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ENV680 Climate Change Adaptation: Ecosystems and Societies - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

SUS611 Resilient Regions: People and Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: SUM-internal (quota of 120 places), SUM-external

VLS601 Veterinary and Life Sciences Masters Independent Study - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external, W-internal, W-external

Other appropriate 600-level units may be substituted with the permission of the Academic Chair.

No course plans are available for this course in 2020.

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