Environmental and Business Management

Study mode:Online Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Deadline: Feb 9, 2025
251–300 place StudyQA ranking:3965 Duration:

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The Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability equips professionals with the capability to constructively engage with the complete environmental concerns that confront contemporary societies. The emphasis of this degree is the integration of theory and practice with an interdisciplinary grounding in sustainability, environmental management, impact assessment and policy.

You will develop specialist knowledge regarding issues of global consequence including sustainability and ecosystem health, water management, environmental legislation and planning, environmental impact assessment, social change and development, climate change policy and conservation biology. By developing an advanced understanding of the key approaches in environmental management and decision making, you’ll expand your critical appreciation of sustainability, ethics, governance and cultural difference in relation to environmental practice and management.

With the flexibility to study your areas of interest, the program has been developed to prepare you with a solid understanding of environmental management and sustainability with focus on practical application of theoretical concepts.

With a number of emerging industries on the radar, including climate change, sustainable energy, infrastructure, water management and land use, demand for qualified and experienced environmental professionals is expected to grow by 40%.

At the completion of your master studies, you will be able to apply your high-level practical and theoretical knowledge across a variety of fields, including research, consultancy, advocacy and private practice.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability at a time that suits you.

Is it for you?

Are you looking to expand your knowledge and enhance your career opportunities managing the increasingly complex environmental issues that concern today’s society?

With sustainability as one of the key drivers of current economic policy, understanding how sound environmental practices intersect with business, government and the community is essential for the successful environmental management professional.

Developing sophisticated frameworks for environmental management and balancing the needs of both business and environmental best practice can be challenging. The Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability from the University of Newcastle will provide you with the skills and knowledge to effectively and professionally approach these challenges.

The program is geared towards individuals with undergraduate qualifications (or majors) in the following areas:

  • Conservation studies
  • Environmental rehabilitation studies
  • Forestry
  • Geography (human and physical)
  • Marine
  • Resource and environmental management
  • Policy studies
  • Social ecology
  • Environment studies
  • Urban and regional planning

By pursuing a career in this field, you will apply your passion for the environment and the practical skills and knowledge acquired during your studies to prepare proposals, design and implement environmental studies and monitoring programs; prepare environmental management plans and approvals; engage business development and team management; conduct field investigations and monitoring programs; develop policies and provide consultation.

Careers

The Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability provides you with a unique combination of advanced skills that are useful for enhancing access to promotion, building a new set of saleable techniques, or for changing career paths. The growing importance of business management skills at all levels of employment will continue to make this degree attractive whether you are working for non-government organisations, government, or the private sector.

Courses include

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
  • Environmental Legislation and Policy
  • Sustainability and Ecosystem Health
  • Environmental Management
  • Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy
Choose 5 units from Program Directed Courses
  • Aboriginal Foundation Studies
  • Abor Educ 1st World Policy/Third World Outcomes
  • Economic Planning and Project Evaluation
  • Applied Policy Analysis
  • Business & Natural Environment
  • Epidemiology A - Basic Methods
  • Negotiation and Advocacy
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Occupational Health
Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a different discipline area (also called non-cognate discipline) to Environmental Science and Management are eligible to undertake the 160 unit program which can be completed in 2 years full time or 4 years part time.Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a non-cognate discipline who also hold a minimum of two years demonstrable Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) in an area related to Environmental Science and Management (also called cognate discipline) will study between 120 and 160 units. These students must apply to the Program Convenor or Head of School for advanced standing in the Masters, in recognition of relevant RPL. These applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in an Environmental Science and Management discipline (or cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time.Students with a four year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in a non-cognate discipline or a combination of a three year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) also in a non-cognate discipline are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time.Students with a four year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in an Environmental Science and Management discipline (cognate discipline) or a combination of a three year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline and a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in an Environmental Science and Management discipline (cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake the 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 93
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