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Master of Environmental Management

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
  1CM089
  1CM589
External Studies
  1CM089
  1CM589
Course Duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
075071J
CDU Course Code

SENVM1

Award
Master of Environmental Management
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Science and The Environment
Agriculture and Animal Studies

The Master of Environmental Management complements existing science qualifications whether you are a graduate starting out or broadening your professional skill set.

You will focus on the principles and practices of environmental management, particularly in the context of wet-dry and semi-arid tropical ecosystems and arid landscapes.

The broad skills, concepts and applications explored in this course are also relevant even if you are working in other ecosystems, and includes a focus on the social context within which environmental management takes place.

The course is flexible and caters to your individual needs. It balances required knowledge and technical skills, develops conceptual skills, and challenges you to apply them to natural resource management within its social context.

Professional recognition

Graduates may seek professional membership to associations such as the Australian Rangeland Society, Ecological Society of Australia and Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.

Admission requirements

Successful completion of:

  • a recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent in a related field; or
  • a recognised Bachelor degree in an unrelated field plus completion of a Graduate Diploma in a relevant field,
  • such as biological science, earth science, environmental engineering, environmental science, geography, geographic information or sustainability studies.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Tuition Fee and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to a career in areas of research or environmental and natural resources management, within regional natural resource management agencies, environmental NGOs, Indigenous natural resources management organisations, consultancy firms and the resources sector.


  • Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    Credit transfer

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

    Campus notes

    External: this course is available online through distance education with some on-campus attendance requirements.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The course structure consists of core and specialist elective units plus a research project. The core units include Ecology and Management of Tropical Forests and Savannas, Statistical Methods for Impact Analysis, Community Engagement for Biosecurity and Natural Resources Management, Environmental Planning and Policy. These units capture the primary content focus and skills of the program as a whole.

Specialist electives are chosen from the themes: Livelihoods, Natural Resources Management, Spatial Science or General (Specialist Electives A), and from professional or research training units (Specialist Electives B). Specialist Elective units have been chosen to complement the content knowledge, conceptual understanding and skills developed in the Core units. Units including fieldwork may be taken (by students able to attend the relevant field location), through their choice of units. This ensures that students gain first-hand knowledge of biologically rich and diverse tropical ecosystems and meet senior professionals active in the field of environmental management as well as CDU academic staff.

There is also the opportunity to undertake work integrated learning, where students include a workplace-based project in their choice of electives. The program offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop field, technical and practical skills, as well as master level scholarships skills. Students can choose to enrol into intensive units with remote field locations, and there are often a range of international study opportunities available.

The final research project involves supervision by Charles Darwin University research staff, and other professionals from outside the university as appropriate. In their final semester, students design, develop and implement an applied research project. This may also be completed part time over two semesters. Many of the projects are developed in collaboration with research and environmental management agencies, exposing students to professional practices and applications in research and management.

Current students transferring to the reaccredited version of the Master of Environmental Management (course code SENVM1) should note that the new course now has four compulsory Core units. These are ENV509, ENV511, ENV521, and ENV513. These units were previously Specialist Electives. If you do not plan to complete these four units you should remain in the currently accredited Master of Environmental Management (course code MEM).

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(4 units)
40cp Compulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.

ENV509 Ecology and Management of Tropical Forests and Savannas
ENV511 Statistical Methods for Impact Analysis
ENV513 Environmental Planning and Policy
ENV521 Community Engagement for Biosecurity and Natural Resource Management

Specialist Electives
(4 units)
40cp Specialist Elective units totalling 40 credit points from the list of specialisation detailed below.

LIVELIHOODS
ENV507 Fire Ecology and Management in Northern Australia
ENV517 Natural Resources and Indigenous Livelihoods (compulsory intensive)
ENV519 Aquatic Resource Management (compulsory intensive)
SID500 Professional Practice in Environmental Management (WIL placement)

NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
ENV501 Tropical Invaders and Biosecurity
ENV503 Ecological Restoration and Conservation
ENV515 Desert Field Ecology (compulsory intensive)
ENV516  Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in North Australia (compulsory intensive)
ENV520 Wildlife Management
ENV521 Community Engagement for Biosecurity and Natural Resource Management
SID500 Professional Practice in Environmental Management (WIL placement)

SPATIAL SCIENCE
ENV502 Remote Sensing
ENV506 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling (optional intensive)
ENV508 Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking
ENV518 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data
SID500 Professional Practice in Environmental Management (WIL placement)

GENERAL
Students selecting this option should choose from among all units within the specialist electives.

Note: Students who have graduated from CDU and completed undergraduate units with the same titles as those listed in Specialist Electives above will not be able to take those units and must make an alternative unit selection.
 

Electives
(4 units)
40cp Units totalling 40 credit points from available postgraduate units on offer at the University. Students are encouraged to seek advice from the course coordinator on unit selection.

 

Research
(4 units)
40cp Research units totalling 40 credit points.
Students may enrol in the full-time or part-time option as detailed below:
ENV840 Research Project #40 (for students undertaking the project FT over one semester) (40cp)
ENV820 Research Project #20 (a repeatable unit for students undertaking the project PT over two semesters) (20cp, repeatable)
 
  160cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level.
Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
ENV509 Ecology and Management of Tropical Forests and Savannas CO ENV521 Community Engagement for Biosecurity and Natural Resource Management
CO
ENV513 Environmental Planning and Policy CO Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Elective E Elective E
Year 2
ENV511 Statistical Methods for Impact Analysis CO ENV840 Research Project #40 (40cp) CO
Specialist Elective SE    
Elective E    
Elective E    

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level.
Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    ENV521 Community Engagement for Biosecurity and Natural Resource Management
CO
    Specialist Elective SE
    Specialist Elective SE
    Elective E
Year 2
ENV509 Ecology and Management of Tropical Forests and Savannas CO Specialist Elective SE
ENV513 Environmental Planning and Policy CO Elective E
ENV511 Statistical Methods for Impact Analysis CO Elective E
Specialist Elective SE Elective E
Year 3
ENV840 Research Project #40 (40cp) CO    

 

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