single degree

Master of Environment

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Science

MENV
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Academic plan MENVI
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 082293C
  • UAC code
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Environmental Studies
  • Academic contact
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Academic plan MENVI
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 082293C
  • UAC code
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Environmental Studies
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Master of Environment requires the completion of 96 units, of which:

A minimum of 24 units must come from completion of 8000-level courses

A minimum of 36 units must come from completion of courses in the subject area ENVS Environment and Society

The 96 units must consist of:

6 units from completion of Economic and Governance courses, listed below

6 units from completion of Environmental Science courses, listed below

6 units from completion of Society and Environment courses, listed below

6 units from completion of Research Methods courses, listed below

24 units from completion of one of the following specialisations:

Biodiversity Conservation and Management

Climate Science and Policy

Disaster Studies

Environmental Policy

Environmental Studies and Human Ecology

Geography

Natural Resource Management

Sustainability Science

Water Science and Management

 

6 units from completion of ENVS8016 Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction

 

6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ENVS6025 Complex Environmental Problems in Action

ENVS6306 Human Futures

ENVS8048 Topics in Environment & Society

 

12 units from completion of further courses from any of the following lists:

Economics and Governance

CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change

ECON8040 Resource and Environmental Economics

EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics

EMDV8079 Water Conflicts

EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy and Economics

EMDV8081 Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics

EMDV8104 Environmental Governance

EMDV8108 Applied Environmental and Resource Management

ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy

ENVS6315 Essentials of Environmental Law

ENVS6528 Environmental Policy

IDEC8017 Econometric Techniques

IDEC8018 Agricultural Economics and Resource Policy

IDEC8053 Environmental Economics

IDEC8088 Cost-Benefit Analysis: Principles and Practice

LAWS8123 Water Resources Law

LAWS8146 Environmental Land Use Planning Law

LAWS8280 Biodiversity Law and Policy

 

Environmental Science

EMDV8026 Introduction to Environmental Science

ENVS6022 Water Science

ENVS6024 Biodiversity Conservation

ENVS6026 Managing Forested Landscapes

ENVS6201 Biodiversity Science: Wildlife, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology

ENVS6204 Weather, Climate and Fire

ENVS6218 Environmental Science Field School

ENVS6223 Sustainable Agricultural Systems

ENVS6303 Climatology

ENVS6304 Land and Catchment Management

ENVS6307 Climate Change Science & Policy

ENVS6308 Fire in the Environment

ENVS6311 Severe Weather

ENVS6514 Ecological Assessment and Management

ENVS6529 Palaeo-Environmental Reconstruction

ENVS6555 Water Management

ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

ENVS8015 Contemporary Perspectives in Environmental Science

 

Society and Environment

ANTH8007 Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development

ANTH8008 Social Impact Assessment: Theory and Methods (Advanced)

ANTH8009 Development in Practice

ANTH8014 Mining, Community and Society

ANTH8019 Social Analysis & Community Politics

ANTH8021 Participatory Modelling for Development

ANTH8028 Social Impact Assessment: Theory and Methods

ANTH8030 Critically Assessing Contemporary Development Practice

ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development

ANTH8042 Migration, Refugees and Development

ANTH8047 Land Rights and Resource Development

EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development

EMDV8007 Environmental Policy and Communications

EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources

ENVS6005 Sustainable Urban Systems

ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change

ENVS6017 Vietnam Field School

ENVS6020 Human Ecology

ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders

ENVS6108 Sustainable Development

ENVS6205 Island Sustainable Development: Fiji Field School

ENVS6301 Climate Change Science & Policy in Practice

 

Research Methods

ANTH8019 Social Analysis & Community Politics

EMDV8002 Methods for Environmental Decision-Making

EMDV8102 Research Methods for Environmental Management

EMDV8103 Environmental Assessment

ENVS6014 Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability

ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis

ENVS6103 Introduction to Environmental and Social Research

ENVS6202 Environmental Measurement, Modelling and Monitoring

ENVS6315 Essentials of Environmental Law

MATH6102 Environmental Modelling and Integrated Assessment

MATH6103 Scientific and Industrial Modelling

 

24 units from completion of elective courses offered by the ANU

A course used to satisfy the requirements of one list may not be double counted towards satisfying the requirements of another list.
 

Hurdle Requirements

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

Specialisations

Study Options

Year 1 48 units Course from following lists: Economics and Governance, Environmental Science, Society and Environment, Research Methods Course from following lists: Economics and Governance, Environmental Science, Society and Environment, Research Methods Course from Economic and Governance list Course from Environmental Science list
Course from following lists: Economics and Governance, Environmental Science, Society and Environment, Research Methods Course from following lists: Economics and Governance, Environmental Science, Society and Environment, Research Methods Specialisation Specialisation
Year 2 48 units Course from following lists: Economics and Governance, Environmental Science, Society and Environment, Research Methods Course from following lists: Economics and Governance, Environmental Science, Society and Environment, Research Methods Specialisation Specialisation
Course from Society and Environment list Course from Research Methods list ENVS6025 or ENVS6306 or ENVS8048 or ENVS8049 ENVS8016 Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction 6 units

Admission Requirements

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, Asia Pacific Studies, Biodiversity, Biology, Climate Change, Conservation Biology, Development Studies, Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Geography, Human Ecology, Indigenous Australian Studies, Natural Resource Management, Policy Studies, Population Studies, Public Health, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Science Communication, Sociology, Soil Science, Sustainability Science, Sustainable Development, Urban Planning, Water Science


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 or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit. 

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit. 

Cognate Disciplines

Anthropology, Asia Pacific Studies, Biodiversity, Biology, Climate Change, Conservation Biology, Development Studies, Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Geography, Human Ecology, Indigenous Australian Studies, Natural Resource Management, Policy Studies, Population Studies, Public Health, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Science Communication, Sociology, Soil Science, Sustainability Science, Sustainable Development, Urban Planning, Water Science

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

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.

Equip yourself with the skills to tackle the big environmental problems facing contemporary and future society with the ANU Master of Environment.

Studying at one of the top 10 universities in the world for environmental sciences, you’ll be exposed to current perspectives on environmental issues and approaches, and will develop depth of knowledge in a selected disciplinary area.

You could choose to specialise in biodiversity conservation, climate science and policy, disaster studies, environmental policy, environmental studies and human ecology, geography, natural resource management, sustainability science or water science and management.

Find out more about studying Environment, the degree structure, the university experience, career opportunities and student stories on our website.

Get the inside story on what it’s like to be an ANU student by visiting our student blog.

 

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.

Employment Opportunities

Many graduates of the Master of Environment are employed in policy-making within local, state and federal governments, water resource management, environmental management, urban planning and sustainability, climate change adaptation consulting, and applied research science.

Our recent graduates hold roles such as Assistant Director at the Federal Department of the Environment and Energy, Manager of Hydrology and Flood Risk at JBA Consulting (UK), Project Officer at the Conservation Council - ACT Region, and lecturer positions at universities in Vietnam, Indonesia, southern Africa and South Asia. 

Completing a Master of Environment (Advanced), with a substantial research component can also qualify you to apply for entry to a PhD program.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate both a broad knowledge of contemporary issues and challenges in environment and sustainability, and expert knowledge in an area of specialisation

  2. Independently apply their advanced knowledge and analytical, research, teamwork, and oral and written communication skills in professional practice in environment and sustainability

  3. Effectively communicate knowledge and understanding in environment and sustainability to both specialist and non-specialist audiences

  4. Demonstrate expert knowledge in an area of their chosen specialisation

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program.

Further Information

Students have the option of applying to transfer to the Master of Environment (Adv) and undertaking a 48 unit research project if they satisfy the following requirements:

• achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial 48 units of coursework

• have the approval of an identified supervisor, and 

• have completed compulsory courses in the Master of Environment (Advanced) 

 

Students who have completed 48 units and wish to exit the program have the option of transferring to graduate from a Graduate Diploma of Science.

 

Students who have completed 24 units and wish to exit the program have the option of transferring to graduate from a Graduate Certificate of Science.

An indicative list of courses offered by Science can be found here

Academic Advice

The first step to enrolling in your new program is to seek academic advice in order to discuss the courses you will be studying. This is done by making an appointment to meet with the program convener (details below).

Your academic advice session is a great opportunity to discuss with the convener the direction in which you want your studies to go. The convener will be able to advise you about course selection and content of courses that you will undertake as part of your program. Ideally you should bring along a copy of your academic record/academic transcripts as these will greatly assist your convener when giving you course advice.

To book an appointment you can:

Email: fses.coursework.enquiries@anu.edu.au

Phone: 02 6125 4499

Please also bring along your Planning Your Program document that is available from the enrolment website and your Postgraduate coursework checklist for new students. These documents will help you plan your degree and assist you with finalising your enrolment.

Further enrolment information can also be found here.

An indicative list of courses offered by Science can be found here.

Please follow each step and read through the additional information in the pdf guides, especially the ISIS enrolment guide in Step 2 and the How to enrol guide for new students in Step 3.

If you have any issues enrolling yourself through ISIS please contact us on 02 6125 2809 or email science.enquiries@anu.edu.au 

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact Fenner School at fses.coursework.enquiries@anu.edu.au

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