Course Information

Master of Environmental Management

Effective from 01-JAN-2019 : Code L86

This course allows students to develop an understanding of the principles and procedures necessary for professionals to practice applied environmental management. Students will receive training relevant to the environmental management industry and will conduct a significant research/industry training project. The course covers areas such as environmental impact assessment and monitoring, and emphasises the global, regional and local nature of environmental issues. Students will also learn about environmental management systems, environmental auditing and risk assessment.


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Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply communication skills to design innovative contributions to professional practice in Environmental Management.
  2. Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex ideas, concepts and theories in Environmental Management.
  3. Reflect critically on a complex body of specialist knowledge and key methods in Environmental Management at a global, regional and local level.
  4. Use high level self management skills to initiate, plan and execute a substantial project or contribution to professional practice.

Admission requirements

Admission requirement (Band 6)

  • Bachelor degree; or
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.

English Language requirement (Band 4)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • IELTS Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience; or
  • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

Course Specific Admission Requirements

All applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree in any discipline other than Environmental Management/Science. Alternatively applicants can enter upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Environmental Management or the Graduate Diploma of Environmental Management.

Course Duration

  • Full Time: 2 Years
  • Part Time: 4 Years

Course Delivery

Joondalup Mount Lawley South West (Bunbury) Online
Full Time, Part Time

Course Co-ordinator

Dr Anna Jenny HOPKINS

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI5133Environmental and Health Risk Assessment20
SCI5250Environmental Impact Assessment Procedures20
SCI5110Management of Waste20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI5117Biological Conservation20
RES5115Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches20
SCI5105Catchment Health20
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI6103Environmental Management Systems and Auditing20
SCI6100Environmental Monitoring and Investigation20
SCI6105Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing20
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI6104Environmental Management Project60

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.