Comments about Master of Environmental Management - On Campus - Bedford Park - South Australia
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.
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.
Master of Environmental Management
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:
Sustainable Environmental Management
Environmental Policy Development/Analysis
plus at least one of the following:
Australian Environmental Change
Advanced Physical Geography
Students must make up the remaining 48 units from the following:
Urban Environmental Management
Research Project of either 6, 12 or 18 units
Geographical Information Systems for Analysis and Management
Population and Environment
Introduction to Environmental Economics
Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental Weed Management
The Environment in Film
Regionalism, Decentralisation and Governance
Population and Environment
No more than 12 units may be chosen from the following:
Research Project Design, Conduct and Management
Geographical Information Systems
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.