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  • Objectives
    The course is designed to provide students with a sound understanding and appreciation of current issues and skills in environmental management. The course examines environmental policies, strategies and management systems, with a major focus on the recognition and development of sustainable environmental management in both urban and non-urban environments. Students may also undertake some study of specific environmental problems, research methods, geographical information systems, and environmental economics, philosophy or politics, and may include a research project in their degree. The course is international in scope, but case study material will draw especially on the experience of Australia and other countries within the Asia-Pacific region.Learning outcomesStudents who complete the Master of Environmental Management will be able to: * demonstrate a sound understanding and appreciation of current issues in environmental management; * identify and understand the main theories, issues and complexities shaping the environment in which contemporary policymakers work; * demonstrate and apply a sound understanding of sustainable development practices in both urban and non-urban environments; and * demonstrate and apply a sound understanding of the challenge of environmental management and associated environmental management tools.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Environmental Management
  • Course description
     The Master of Environmental Management is a 72-unit program offered by the School of Geography, Population and Environmental Management, within the Faculty of Social Sciences on a fee-paying basis.

    This course articulates with the 18-unit Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management and the 36-unit Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards. Candidates who have completed either of these courses are awarded credit for related topics.

    Up to 36 units of credit may be awarded to students with appropriate honours level studies.

    Up to 18 units of credit may be awarded to students with relevant professional experience.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [February, 2009]

    To qualify for the Master of Environmental Management, a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the level of entry:

    Core topics

    ENVS8001
        

    Managing Environments
        

    6

    ENVS9003
        

    Sustainable Environmental Management
        

    6

    ENVS9006
        

    Environmental Policy Development/Analysis
        

    6

    plus at least one of the following:

    ENVS8003
        

    Environmental Systems
        

    6

    ENVS8004
        

    Australian Environmental Change
        

    6

    ENVS8005
        

    Advanced Physical Geography
        

    6

    Students must make up the remaining 48 units from the following:

    ENVS9001
        

    Urban Environmental Management
        

    6

    ENVS9100
        

    Research Project of either 6, 12 or 18 units
        

    6/12/18

    GEOG9012
        

    Geographical Information Systems for Analysis and Management
        

    6

    PPHR9013
        

    Population and Environment
        

    6

    ENVS8006
        

    Introduction to Environmental Economics
        

    6

    ENVS8007
        

    Environmental Economics
        

    6

    ENVS8009
        

    Environmental Politics
        

    6

    ENVS8011
        

    Environmental Impact Assessment
        

    6

    ENVS8012
        

    Coastal Management
        

    6

    ENVS8013
        

    Environmental Weed Management
        

    6

    ENVS8014
        The Environment in Film     

    6

    POAD9116
        

    Regionalism, Decentralisation and Governance
        

    6

    POAD9122
        

    Environmental Governance
        

    6

    PPHR9013
        

    Population and Environment
        

    6

    No more than 12 units may be chosen from the following:

    GEOG2010
        

    Computing Methods
        

    6

    GEOG7019
        

    Research Project Design, Conduct and Management
        

    6

    GEOG8008
        

    Geographical Information Systems
        

    6

    Note: Other topics may be taken with the approval of the course coordinator.

    Except with permission of the Faculty Board:

        * the program must be completed within twelve consecutive semesters;
        * no topic may be attempted more than twice;

    The award of a grade of Fail (F) in the same topic on more than one occasion may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.

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