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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 24.7k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 24.7k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 31 May 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 310pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    The Master of Environmental Management and Development will boost your career in natural resource management and environmental policy, and improve your professional ability to respond to the complex challenges of sustainable development.

    Offered by the internationally-renowned Crawford School, the program will equip you with the theoretical understanding and practical skills you need to contribute to the goals of economic viability, social acceptability and environmental sustainability in different social and political contexts.

    Focus areas include biodiversity conservation, climate change, social impacts, environmental governance, and management of primary resources such as water, fisheries, forests, and minerals

    Career Options

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

    1. identify and critically analyse complex environmental and development problems and the key issues that comprise them;
    2. demonstrate theoretical knowledge, research and practical professional skills, together with an appreciation of how they inform and shape debate, and an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses;
    3. understand, synthesise and explain contemporary environment and development policy issues from alternative disciplinary and social perspectives, and an appreciation of context;
    4. articulate ideas clearly and communicate these persuasively in a range of formats to diverse audiences;
    5. contribute to social, economic and environmental wellbeing.

    Cognate disciplines

    Anthropology, Economics, Development Studies, Biodiversity Conservation, Geography, Human Ecology, Policy Studies, Population Studies, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Sociology, Sustainability Science, Sustainable Development.

     

    The Master of Environmental Management and Development requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

    Completion of the following pre-sessional component:

    CRWF6900 Graduate Academic and Research Skills for Public Policy

    EMDV6900 Graduate Preparatory Environmental Science

    EMDV6903 Graduate Preparatory Environmental Economics

     

    48 units from completion of the following initial component:

    24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

    EMDV8007 Environmental Policy and Communications

    EMDV8013 Issues in Development and Environment

    EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics

    EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources

     

    A minimum of 12 units from completion of environment and development courses from the following list:

    ANTH8014 Mining Projects and Indigenous Peoples

    ANTH8106 Gender, Nature and Development

    ANTH8107 The World Bank and the Organisation of Development

    EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development

    EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions

    EMDV8026 Introduction to Environmental Science

    EMDV8108 Applied Environmental and Resource Management

    HGEO8001 Assessing Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

     

    A maximum of 12 units from completion of environment or development courses from the following list:

    ANTH6009 Culture and Development

    ANTH8049 Issues in the Design and Evaluation of Development Projects and Programs

    BUSN7017 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting

    ENVS6005 Sustainable Systems: Urban

    ENVS6010 Australia's Forests

    ENVS6012 Sustainable Systems: Rural

    ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change

    ENVS6014 Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability

    ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis

    ENVS6020 Human Ecology

    ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders

    ENVS6022 Hydrology and Landforms for Natural Resource Management

    ENVS6024 Biodiversity Conservation

    ENVS6025 Complex Environmental Problems in Action

    ENVS6026 Managing Forested Landscapes

    ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy

    ENVS6101 Environment and Society: Geography of Sustainability

    ENVS6104 Australia's Environment

    ENVS6108 Sustainable Development

    ENVS6203 Biodiversity and Landscape Ecology

    ENVS6204 Weather, Climate and Fire

    ENVS6205 Island Sustainable Development: Fiji Field School

    ENVS6301 Climate Change Science & Policy in Practice

    ENVS6302 Sustainable Agricultural Practices

    ENVS6303 Climatology

    ENVS6304 Land and Catchment Management

    ENVS6306 Human Futures

    ENVS6307 Climate Change Science & Policy

    ENVS6308 Fire in the Environment

    ENVS6514 Ecological Assessment and Management

    ENVS6528 Environmental Policy

    ENVS6555 Water Resource Management

    LAWS6503 Law and the Environment

    SOCY6045 Third World Development

     

    48 units from completion of the following concluding component:

    6 units from completion of EMDV8102 Research Methods for Environmental Management

     

    6 units from completion of an economic analysis course from the following list:

    EMDV8002 Methods for Environmental Decision-Making

    EMDV8012 Ecological Economics and Policy

     

    6 units from completion of an impact assessment course from the following list:

    ANTH8028 Introduction to Social Impact Studies

    EMDV8103 Environmental Assessment

     

    6 units from completion of a political economy course from the following list:

    CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change

    EMDV8104 Environmental Governance

     

    Either:

    A minimum of 12 units from completion of environment and development courses from the following list:

    ANTH8028 Introduction to Social Impact Studies

    ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development

    ANTH8047 Introduction to Indigenous Environments

    ANTH8060 Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environment

    CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change

    CRWF8003 International Water Politics

    CRWF8004 Case Studies in Economic Policy

    CRWF8006 International Climate Change Policy and Economics

    CRWF8011 The Global Trading System

    CRWF8014 Domestic climate change policy and economics

    CRWF8016 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy

    CRWF8017 Energy Economics

    EMDV8002 Methods for Environmental Decision-Making

    EMDV8008 Research Proposal

    EMDV8012 Ecological Economics and Policy

    EMDV8041 Special Topics in Environmental Management and Development

    EMDV8103 Environmental Assessment

    EMDV8104 Environmental Governance

    HGEO8002 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

    HGEO8003 Research in Natural Hazards and Disasters

     

    A maximum of 12 units from completion of environment or development courses from the following list:

    ANTH8007 Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development

    ANTH8009 Development in Practice

    ANTH8019 Practical Studies in Social Analysis

    ANTH8029 Introduction to Australian Indigenous Policy

    ANTH8032 Law, Order and Conflict in the Pacific

    ANTH8042 Migration, Refugees and Development

    ANTH8046 Introduction to Australian Indigenous Development

    ANTH8056 Introduction to Humanitarian Action

    DEMO8088 Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

    ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

    ENVS8005 Climate Change Science: Carbon Accounting

    ENVS8006 Measuring Forest Carbon

    ENVS8015 Contemporary Perspectives in Environmental Science

    ENVS8016 Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction

    ENVS8048 Topics in Environment & Society

    IDEC8007 Aid and Development Policy

    IDEC8018 Agricultural Economics and Resource Policy

    IDEC8022 Economic Development

    IDEC8053 Environmental Economics

    IDEC8088 Applied Economics: Cost/Benefit Analysis

    LAWS8123 Water Resources Law

    LAWS8180 International Climate Law

    LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law

    POGO8004 Poverty Reduction

    POGO8032 Comparative Public Sector Management

    POGO8044 Global Social Policy

    POGO8076 Corruption and Anti-corruption

    POGO8083 Policy Advocacy

    POGO8095 Development Policy and Practice

    Or:

    18 units from completion of the following courses:

    EMDV8008 Research Proposal

    EMDV8066 Research Project

    6 units from completion of an environment and/or development course from the following list:

    ANTH8007 Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development

    ANTH8009 Development in Practice

    ANTH8019 Practical Studies in Social Analysis

    ANTH8028 Introduction to Social Impact Studies

    ANTH8029 Introduction to Australian Indigenous Policy

    ANTH8032 Law, Order and Conflict in the Pacific

    ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development

    ANTH8042 Migration, Refugees and Development

    ANTH8046 Introduction to Australian Indigenous Development

    ANTH8047 Introduction to Indigenous Environments

    ANTH8056 Introduction to Humanitarian Action

    ANTH8060 Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environment

    CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change

    CRWF8003 International Water Politics

    CRWF8004 Case Studies in Economic Policy

    CRWF8006 International Climate Change Policy and Economics

    CRWF8011 The Global Trading System

    CRWF8014 Domestic climate change policy and economics

    CRWF8016 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy

    CRWF8017 Energy Economics

    DEMO8088 Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

    EMDV8002 Methods for Environmental Decision-Making

    EMDV8012 Ecological Economics and Policy

    EMDV8041 Special Topics in Environmental Management and Development

    EMDV8103 Environmental Assessment

    EMDV8104 Environmental Governance

    ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

    ENVS8005 Climate Change Science: Carbon Accounting

    ENVS8006 Measuring Forest Carbon

    ENVS8015 Contemporary Perspectives in Environmental Science

    ENVS8016 Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction

    ENVS8048 Topics in Environment & Society

    HGEO8002 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

    HGEO8003 Research in Natural Hazards and Disasters

    IDEC8007 Aid and Development Policy

    IDEC8018 Agricultural Economics and Resource Policy

    IDEC8022 Economic Development

    IDEC8053 Environmental Economics

    IDEC8088 Applied Economics: Cost/Benefit Analysis

    LAWS8123 Water Resources Law

    LAWS8180 International Climate Law

    LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law

    POGO8004 Poverty Reduction

    POGO8032 Comparative Public Sector Management

    POGO8044 Global Social Policy

    POGO8076 Corruption and Anti-corruption

    POGO8083 Policy Advocacy

    POGO8095 Development Policy and Practice

    Students must complete the pre-sessional component to continue to the initial component.

    Students must achieve a minimum 65% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component.

    Students who do not achieve a minimum 65% weighted average mark in the initial component will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Public Policy.


    Australia requirements for international students

    In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

    Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test. 

    You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application. 


    University requirements


    Program requirements

     

    A Bachelor degree or international equivalent.

    All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

    Applicants with a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units of credit.

    Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units of credit.

    Credit may also be available for relevant work experience.

    Students must complete the pre-sessional component to continue to the initial component.

    Students must achieve a minimum 65% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component.

    NU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

    Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

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