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  • Objectives
    Students who complete the Master of Environment will have: • An advanced understanding of environmental issues • Advanced skills and techniques applicable to changing and managing the environment • An ability to evaluate and synthesise research and professional literature in the chosen stream or focus of study • An advanced understanding of the international context and sensitivities of environmental assessment
  • Academic Title
    Master of Environment
  • Course description
    After completion of the first 8 subjects (100 points) there is the option of undertaking: one of eleven specialist streams, or the tailored program.

    Specialist streams

    Streams are paths of study designed by experts in the field and approved by the programs academic and external advisors. Streams available are:
    • Development
    • Conservation, Restoration and Landscape Management
    • Integrated Catchment Management
    • Energy Studies
    • Waste Management
    • Public Health
    • Education
    • Governance, policy and communication
    • Sustainable cities sustainable regions
    • Sustainable forests
    • Energy efficiency modelling and implementation
    The streams offer a choice of compulsory subjects, in addition to two core subjects.

    The tailored program

    In the tailored program students complete two core subjects. Additional subjects are chosen depending on academic background. Note that prerequisites may apply. An academic advisor will help you develop your study plan.

    Subject      Semester      Credit Points
    950-601  Sustainability Policy and Management
    The subject covers alternative concepts and definitions of sustainable practice; critical appraisal of approaches taken by different disciplines to environmental issues and their identification; the scoping of potential solutions; the evaluation of c...     Semester 1     12.50

    950-600  Trans-disciplinary thinking & learning
    This subject will consider the complexity of environmental knowledge, understanding of problems, and solutions by: •	Engaging with an environmental dilemma in which discipline based framings of the issue and ways of understandi...     Semester 2     12.50

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