Natural Resource Management

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 21.4k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 21.4k / Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:1053 Duration:18 months

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Master of Science (Natural Resource Management) is for science graduates looking to gain advanced skills in natural resources management. A broad range of study areas includes marine protected areas and Indigenous resource management.

It is a flexible course offering you a range of electives so you can tailor a study program to meet your professional needs and interests.

James Cook University brings together a team of academic and associate staff across multiple disciplines.

  • World-recognised programs and research
  • state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities
  • internationally-acclaimed academic teaching staff
  • strong collaboration with industry and research organisations, both locally and internationally.

How you will study

This course is available in Townsville and Cairns. It is available part time (domestic students only) and full time.

What is natural resource management?

Natural resource management focuses on the way people and natural landscapes interact. It also deals with the sustainability of our environment.

Who is this course for?

This course is for science graduates looking to gain advanced skills in natural resources management. A broad range of study areas includes marine protected areas and Indigenous resource management.

It is a flexible course offering you a range of electives so you can tailor a study program to meet your professional needs and interests.

Structure

Core Subjects

  • EV5009:03 Natural Resource Management
  • SC5055:03 Research Communication in Natural Sciences

Options

Select 9 credit points of specified BZ and EV level 5 subjects

  • BZ5001:03 Quantitative Methods in Science
  • BZ5740 Wildlife Ecology and Management
  • EV5002:03 Environmental Impact Assessment
  • EV5013:03 Climate Change: the Science, Impacts and Solutions
  • EV5020:03 Human Dimensions of Nature, Environment and Conservation or EV5010:03 Planning for Sustainable Communities
  • EV5252:03 Indigenous Environmental Management
  • EV5502:03 Advanced Geographic Information orEV5505:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems or EV5506:03 Remote Sensing

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of specified EV level 5 subjects

  • EV5001:03 Environmental and Regional Planning
  • EV5003:03 Environmental Economics
  • EV5601:03 Social Impact Assessment
  • EV5014:03 Managing Tropical Fisheries
  • MB5004:03 Marine and Conservation Biology

PLUS

Select 12 credit points of specified level 5 subjects

  • BZ5001:03 Quantitative Methods in Science
  • EV5001:03 Environmental and Regional Planning
  • EV5002:03 Environmental Impact Assessment
  • EV5003:03 Environmental Economics
  • EV5008:03 Professional Placement
  • EV5010:03 Planning for Sustainable Communities in a Changing Environment
  • EV5013:03 Climate Change: the Science, Impacts and Solutions
  • EV5014:03 Managing Tropical Fisheries
  • EV5020:03 Human Dimensions of Nature, Environment and Conservation
  • EV5203:03 Conserving Marine Wildlife: Sea Mammals, Birds, Reptiles
  • EV5209:03 Principles and Practices of Protected Area Management
  • EV5252:03 Indigenous Environmental Management
  • EV5401:03 Coastal and Catchment Geomorphology
  • EV5502:03 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • EV5505:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • EV5506:03 Remote Sensing
  • EV5601:03 Social Impact Assessment: Environmental Management
  • EV5701:03 Managing Coastal and Marine Environments
  • EV5901:03 Special Topic 1
  • EV5902:03 Special Topic 2
  • EV5910:03 Minor Project (Part 1 of 2)
  • EV5920:03 Minor Project (Part 2 of 2)
  • EV5914:06 Independent Project and Dissertation (Part 1 of 2)
  • EV5915:06 Independent Project and Dissertation (Part 2 of 2)
  • HI5005:03 Environmental History
  • LA5902:03 Environmental Law and Policy
  • MB5310:03 Marine Reserves as Fisheries Management Tools

Audience

A coursework program in natural resource management for those graduates wishing to extend their knowledge and expertise in the management of the interactions of humans and their environment.

You will need to have completed:A Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the FacultyThis course is available to International students:Completion of a recognised, appropriate undergraduate degree, or equivalent prior learning including appropriate professional experience. English band level 1 - the minimum English Language test scores you need are:IELTS – 6.0 (no component lower than 5.5), ORTOEFL – 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.0), ORTOEFL (internet based) – 79 (minimum writing score of 19), ORPearson (PTE Academic) - 57If you meet the academic requirements for a course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will be given the opportunity to take an English program to improve your skills in addition to an offer to study a degree at JCU. The JCU degree offer will be conditional upon the student gaining a certain grade in their English program. This combination of courses is called a packaged offer. JCU’s English language provider is Union Institute of Languages (UIL). UIL have teaching centres on both the Townsville and Cairns campuses. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79
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