environment australia
  • Graduate Certificate 6 months
  • Graduate Diploma 1 year
  • Master 1 to 2 years
  • Doctorate 4 years
  • Tuition A$ 5,650 /semester - A$ 26,000/year.
  • Work while you study
  • Stay to work when you graduate

Agricultural Science

Careers in agricultural science and production, resource management, agribusiness management and sustainability.

Climate Change

  • Master of Climate Change, Australian National University (ANU). Coursework and research degree of advanced learning suited to individual interests. Core topic areas covering climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, climate change economics and policy, and methodological approaches; elective courses from a wide range of topics.
  • Master of Energy Change (1 year), Australian National University (ANU). Based on the need for a world-wide change to carbon-free forms of energy production.
  • Master of Energy Change (Research) (2 years), Australian National University (ANU). Designed to meet the needs of professionals, equipping them to engage with the many challenges of energy change.
  • Master of Science (Climate Change and Environmental Management Specialisation) (1 year), University of Western Sydney. You will have opportunities to learn and understand the impacts and interactions of soils, climate and water on rural, peri-urban and urban landscapes.
  • Master of Climate Change Adaptation (1.5 years), University of the Sunshine Coast. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the natural and human-induced factors responsible for the rapid rates of environmental and climate change. Work towards accreditation as an environmental practitioner.
  • Master of Climate Change Adaptation by Research (1.5 years), University of the Sunshine Coast. Aimed to equip you, as a practitioner, to meet the professional challenges associated with climate change adaptation.
  • Graduate Certificate in Climate Change Adaptation (6 months), University of the Sunshine Coast. The Graduate Certificate consists of four courses and articulates into the 12-course Master of Climate Change Adaptation. If you choose to exit the masters program after completing eight courses, you may be awarded a Graduate Diploma in Climate Change Adaptation.
  • Graduate Certificate of Science (Climate Change and Environmental Management Specialisation) (1 year, part time), University of Western Sydney. Provides advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in a range of specialist scientific fields, through lectures, workshops, projects and directed study

Ecology and Conservation Biology

Environmental Economics

Careers in Public service, Business and Non-government organisations in Australia (Fisheries Agriculture and Forestry including ABARE, Environment and Water Resources, Treasury) and Sustainability and Conservation, Agriculture agencies, or in your home country.

  • Master of Environmental and Resource Economic, Australian National University (ANU). Designed for individuals with a strong background in economics. Gain skills in quantitative analysis and modelling and an understanding of the economic approaches to resolve the challenges of resource overexploitation and misuse of the environment.
  • Graduate Diploma in Environmental and Resource Economics, Australian National University (ANU). Designed to meet the needs of students who wish to work in the policy, business or NGO communities where skills in applied economics are required.

Environmental Education

Careers: Further study may lead to work in remote schools and emergency services or as an adventure guide or researcher.

  • Master of Outdoor and Environmental Education (2 years), La Trobe University. An advanced program intended for professionals in outdoor and environmental education and related fields. It takes an international perspective, and considers outdoor and environmental education in regional contexts.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Outdoor Education and Environment) (4 years), La Trobe University. For candidates with strong theoretical and research interests. The PhD is undertaken by supervised research culminating in a thesis.
  • Graduate Diploma in Outdoor and Environmental Education (1 year), La Trobe University. Offers applicants with limited experience in outdoor or environmental education the opportunity to choose subjects according to their needs. La Trobe's outdoor education program is internationally-renowned.
  • Graduate Certificate in Outdoor and Environmental Education (6 months), La Trobe University. For graduates with little or no experience in outdoor or environmental education, this course offers an intensive program and an opportunity to choose subjects according to individual needs and interests.

Environmental Health

Careers: Management and implementation of safety, Health and environment policies and procedures, Investigations and development, Industrial safety management, Environmental risk management.

  • Master of Safety, Health and Environment (2 years), Central Queensland University. Designed for current professionals, or for people from related fields looking to expand and extend their knowledge and skill-base in advanced aspects of safety, health and environmental management.

Environmental Law

Careers: Environmental consultants; roles in business, government, non-governmental and inter-governmental organisations that are addressing environmental regulations

  • Master of Environmental Law, Australian National University (ANU). No previous legal background required. An array of specialist courses covering key areas ranging from biodiversity to water, environmental planning and landuse to effective business regulation and enforcement.
  • Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law, Australian National University (ANU). For graduates with no previous legal background. The program has an interrelationship between environmental law and policy, science, economics and culture are key concerns.
  • Graduate Certificate in Environmental Law, (6 months), Australian National University (ANU). Designed both for lawyers and other graduates with no previous legal background. A comprehensive program with specialist courses covering key areas ranging from biodiversity to water, environmental planning and land use to effective business regulation and enforcement.

Environmental Management

Careers: Public service, Business and Non-government organisations in Australia or your home country and in international organisations (the World Bank, the World Wildlife Fund, the United Nations Development Programme).

Environmental Sciences

Careers in the areas of environmental climate change and policy making.

  • Master of Environment, Australian National University (ANU). Contemporary issues and challenges in environment and sustainability; specific topic reflecting your interests. You are required to discuss your proposed program with the Fenner School Graduate Advisor, who will help develop and must approve it.
  • Master of Environment (Research), Australian National University (ANU). Specialisations will develop your analytical and communication skills to prepare you to undertake substantial independent research for a dissertation.
  • Master of Environment (1 year), Griffith University. Physical science basis for climate change and its ecological and human health impacts. It examines the different economic instruments and legal tools to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and analyses the various economic instruments such as carbon taxes and emissions trading regimes.
  • Master of Environment with Honours (1,5 years), Griffith University. Comprises three semesters of full-time study in one of the following specializations: Climate Change Adaptation, Economics and Policy, Education for Sustainability, Environmental Protection or Water Resources.
  • Master of Environment Advanced (1,5 years), Griffith University. The Water Resources, Economics and Policy, Education for Sustainability and Environmental Protection specialisations are designed to be flexible and suit a range of students preference for study options.
  • Master of Environment Advanced with Hons (3 years), Griffith University. Provides students with the opportunity to develop capacities for independent research by undertaking a dissertation under supervision.
  • Master of Science (1 or 2 years), La Trobe University. Melborune, Bendigo & Albury-Wodonga campuses. Enables candidates to pursue research in the following fields: biochemistry: botany: chemistry; environmental management and ecology; genetics; mathematics; microbiology; pharmacy; physics; statistical science; and zoology.
  • Graduate Certificate in Environment (6 months), Australian National University (ANU). An entry point for more advanced coursework degree programs.
  • Graduate Certificate in Environment (6 months), Griffith University. For graduates from any discipline who wish to obtain specialist environmental and sustainability education training.
  • Master of Science (Environmental Science), Australian National University (ANU). A flexible platform for those wishing to develop breadth in environmental science and resource management, or depth in specific aspects.
  • Master of Science (Environmental Science) (Research), Australian National University (ANU). All students are required to develop expertise in a nominated area through independent research and completion of a dissertation.
  • Master of Science (Environmental Earth Science) (1.5 years), James cook University (JCU). JCU'S School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is recognized as a national leader in the geosciences. Research programs are supported by the Australian Research Council and Industry.
  • Graduate Diploma of Science (Environmental Earth Science) (1 year), James Cook University (JCU). For graduates from other disciplines who wish to seek skills and training in resource and environmental impact assessment, mine site rehabilitation as well as soil and water science.
  • Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science (6 months), Australian National University (ANU). For graduate students wishing to access only a limited number of graduate courses in the field of natural resource management and environmental science; entry point for progression to more advanced degrees.

Forestry

Careers in State or territory forestry or national parks agencies, Government, Private forestry or resource companies, Community and conservation groups, Universities and research organisations , Guiding corporations and investors, International organisations ( World Conservation Union, the World Bank , the Centre for International Forestry Research)

  • Master of Forestry, Australian National University (ANU). Advanced learning and professional qualification for those with undergraduate qualifications in forestry or the forest sciences, or those who have been working in forestry-related fields.
  • Master of Forestry (Research), Australian National University (ANU). The scope of this program is broad reflecting the diverse strengths of the Australian National University in the environmental and forest sciences and their applications.
  • Graduate Certificate in Forestry (6 months), Australian National University (ANU). A part of the National Forestry Masters Program, collaboration between ANU, Southern Cross University, and the Universities of Melbourne, Queensland and Tasmania. Students are encouraged to participate in the National Forestry Masters Program.

Globalisation

  • Master of Globalisation, Australian National University (ANU). After an intensive introductory course on the economic mechanics of globalization, students undertake a suite of tailored courses that look beyond simple business statistics to explore the cultural, political and social changes central to globalization.

Heritage & Environment

  • Master of Social Science (Environment and Heritage) (1.5 years), James Cook University. Prepares students for careers in applied research, planning and evaluation and related positions in all levels of government, with Non Government Organisations, with natural and cultural heritage agencies and with international organizations such as UNESCO.

Natural Resources Management

Careers: Research Assistants or support staff for teaching. With a PhD, you can gain research positions.

  • Master of Natural Resources Management (2 years), Edith Cowan University (ECU). Students learn the principles of designing, conducting and analysing a research project. A full semester research project dissertation completes the course.
  • Master of Science (Natural Resource Management) (1.5 years), James Cook University (JCU). Current research topics include: Socially and ecologically acceptable use of natural environments; Social impact assessment; Marine protected areas management; Indigenous resource management; Rainforest science and management; Fishing and fisheries science; Sustainability studies; The study of marine mammals and reptiles.
  • Master of Science (Protected Area Management) (1.5 years), James Cook University (JCU). This course provides specialist training in the background, principles, techniques and practices of protected area management with particular emphasis on tropical environments.
  • Graduate Diploma of Science (Natural Resource Management) (1 year), James Cook University (JCU). Coursework programs in natural resource management provide professional development for those wishing to extend their knowledge and expertise in the management of the interactions of humans and their environment.
  • Graduate Diploma of Science (Protected Area Management) (1 year), James Cook University (JCU). Provides specialist training in the background, principles, techniques and practices of protected area management with particular emphasis on tropical environments.
  • Graduate Certificate of Science (Natural Resource Management) (6 months), James Cook University (JCU). Take full advantage of the North Queensland environment with many field trip opportunities. an introduction to the techniques and principles of resource management in the tropics.
  • Graduate Certificate of Science (Protected Area Management) (6 months), James Cook University (JCU). Provides specialist training in the background, principles, techniques and practices of protected area management with particular emphasis on tropical environments.
  • Graduate Diploma of Natural Resources Management (6 months), Edith Cowan University (ECU). Environmental impact assessment, management and monitoring set in the context of our major ecosystems, and emphasises the global, regional and local nature of environmental issues. For people with a limited science background.
  • Graduate Certificate of Natural Resources Management (6 months), Edith Cowan University (ECU). Designed for people who wish to move into the environmental area and have limited science background. Emphasises the global, regional and local nature of environmental issues.

Marine Science

Careers: Environmental impact assessment, Environmental management, Marine research, Policy development, Environmental consultancy, Geophysical exploration, Environment protection.

Sustainability & Development

Careers: Practitioners and effective advocates of sustainable development practice.

  • Master of Development Practice (2 years), James Cook University (JCU). From North Queensland in Australia, JCU leads this course in collaboration with universities in Indonesia and the Philippines.
  • Master of Education (Sustainability) (1.5 years), James Cook University (JCU). Based on principles and practice of education for Sustainable Development currently being implemented through the United Nation's Decade of Sustainable Development 2005-2014 and includes problem solving, critical thinking and experimentation
  • Graduate Diploma of Development Practice (1 year), James Cook University (JCU). Multidisciplinary program that includes field experience opportunities in northern Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea where students will work in teams to tackle real-world problems.
  • Graduate Certificate of Development Practice (6 months), James Cook University (JCU). Learn the skills and knowledge to identify and address the global development challenges of poverty alleviation, health, conservation, climate change and agriculture.

Urban and Environmental Planning

Careers in Planning and Urban Policy, Development preparation and assessment, Transport and Local Area planning, Regional and Strategic planning.

  • Master of Urban and Environmental Planning (2 years), Griffith University. Australia's only postgraduate programs that equips you with the qualifications to work as a traditional town planner as well as an environmental professional.
  • Graduate Certificate in Urban and Environmental Planning (6 months), Griffith University. Practical and theoretical responses to planning challenges in areas that include environmental, development, land use, transport, policy and strategic planning. Suitable for para-professionals in planning and allied fields.

Water Management

Careers: Management positions in the public, private and non-governmental sectors, Water utilities, NGOs, Government departments and agencies concerned with water and natural resource policy and planning, Resource companies, Consultancies.

  • Master of Environment Advanced (1,5 years), Griffith University. Designed for graduates from a science degree who wish to obtain specialist environmental training in water management. The programs include studies in environmental flows, riparian restoration and aquatic ecosystem health.
 

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