single degree

Master of Environmental Management and Development

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

MEMD
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Academic plan MEMDV
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 082296M
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Academic plan MEMDV
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 082296M

Program Requirements

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


Completion of the following pre-sessional component:

CRWF7900 Graduate Academic and Research Skills for Public Policy

EMDV7901 Graduate Preparatory Environmental Science

EMDV7902 Graduate Preparatory Environmental Economics

 

24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics

EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources

EMDV8102 Research Methods for Environmental Management

EMDV8104 Environmental Governance


A minimum of 42 units from the following environmental management and governance courses:

ANTH8028 Social Impact Assessment: Theory and Methods

ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development: Critical Issues in Policy and Practice

ANTH8047 Land Rights and Resource Development

ANTH8060 Gender in Resource and Environmental Management

ANTH8107 Multilateral Development Banks

EMDV8007 Environmental Policy and Communications

EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions

EMDV8011 Payments for Environmental Services

EMDV8012 Ecological Economics and Policy

EMDV8013 Issues in Development and Environment

EMDV8015 Eco-cultural Tourism Workshop

EMDV8079 Water Politics on a Modified Planet

EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy and Economics

EMDV8081 Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics

EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy

EMDV8103 Environmental Assessment

EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management


A maximum of 30 units from completion of the following list of contextual courses:

Climate Change

EMDV8011 Payments for Environmental Services

EMDV8014 Research in Climate Change Policy and Economics

EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy and Economics

EMDV8081 Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics

ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaption

IDEC8089 Energy Economics


Security, Hazards and Disasters

EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development

EMDV8009 Asia–Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions

EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy

EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

EMSC8706 Introduction to Natural Hazards

POGO8212 Energy Politics and Governance


Environmental science and applications

ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change

ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis

ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders

ENVS6024 Biodiversity Conservation

ENVS6555 Water Management

 

Economic Analysis

EMDV8011 Payments for Environmental Services

EMDV8012 Ecological Economics and Policy

EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental & Resource Economics

EMDV8081 Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics

IDEC8001 Applied Economics: Cost / Benefit Analysis

IDEC8018 Agricultural Economics and Resource Policy

IDEC8031 Development and Environmental Planning in Developing Economies.

IDEC8053 Environmental Economics

POGO8210 Case Studies in Economic Policy

 

Development studies

ANTH8009 Development in Practice

ANTH8038 Gender and Development: Critical Issues in Policy and Practice

ANTH8047 Land Rights and Resource Development

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

ANTH8107 Multilateral Development Banks

IDEC8003 Issues in Development Policy

IDEC8007 Aid and Development Policy

IDEC8022 Economic Development

POGO8004 Poverty Reduction

 

Food, Agriculture and Rural Development

ANTH8009 Development in Practice

ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development

ANTH8047 Land Rights and Resource Development

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

ANTH8107 The World Bank and the Organisation of Development

CHMD8020 The Future of Food and Human Health

EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy

ENVS6223 Sustainable Agricultural Systems

IDEC8018 Agricultural Economics and Resource Policy

  

Regulation

LAWS8123 Water Resources Law

LAWS8180 International Climate Law

LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law

POGO8076 Corruption and Anti-corruption

POGO8083 Policy Advocacy

POGO8136 Participating in Public Policy: Citizen Engagement and Public Talk

  

Advocacy and government

POGO8083 Policy Advocacy

POGO8093 Science, Innovation and Public Policy

POGO8136 Participating in Public Policy: Citizen Engagement and Public Talk

  

A maximum 24 units of research project courses from the following list:

EMDV8008 Research Proposal

EMDV8066 Research Project

EMDV8016 Thesis

 

A maximum of 6 units from the following Experiential courses, internships and field schools courses:

ANIP6503 Australian National Internships Program Internship A (Graduate)

ANTH6065 Indonesia Field School

ARCH6022 Study Tour: Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change

CRWF7000 Applied Policy Project

CRWF8019 Public Policy and Professional Internship

EMDV8015 Eco-cultural Tourism Workshop

ENVS6017 Vietnam Field School

POGO8403 Case studies in Contemporary Public Policy

VCPG8001 Dealing with Wicked Problems

VCPG8002 Ignorance!



Hurdle Requirements

Students must complete the Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 5.0 in order to commence the Master degree.

Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.


Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0.


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.


In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.


Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0.


However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes.

If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of:

• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or

• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.


Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.


Assessment of qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.

 Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.


Applications for course credit

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 for relevant work experience may be considered and will be determined in accordance with the University’s Credit Policy and Procedure

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.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$32,256.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$45,864.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply 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.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

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, food security, climate change, social impacts, environmental governance, and management of primary resources such as water, fisheries, forests, and minerals. A wide range of elective courses from across ANU is also available. Credit and exemptions may be given for prior study and work experience, including to the pre-sessional program.
 

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

  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, with an appreciation of context;

  4. articulate ideas clearly and communicate them persuasively in a range of formats to diverse audiences;

  5. contribute to social, economic and environmental equity and wellbeing..

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements is not currently available for this program

Further Information

Further information regarding credit options can be found at: http://www.anu.edu.au/study/study-options/master-coursework

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact Dr Sango Mahanty at sango.mahanty@anu.edu.au

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