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The Degree of Master of Environmental Management
These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.
1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Environmental Management requires that the candidate will:
(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified;
and shall have been awarded or qualified for a:
(b) Relevant Bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification, having achieved a B grade average or higher, over the qualifying 300-level courses; or
(c) Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management with a grade average of B or higher (Applied Pathway) or B+ or higher (Research Pathway), or equivalent; or
(d) Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours), having achieved Second Class Honours Division II or higher (Applied Pathway) or Second Class Honours Division I or higher (Research Pathway), or an equivalent qualification.
2. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Environmental Management shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising:
(a) completion of Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Degree;
(b) courses selected from the Schedule to the Degree;
(c) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule to the Degree;
(d) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.
3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, candidates admitted under Regulation 1(c) or (d) may apply for credit towards Part One of the qualification in accordance with the limits specified in the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations.
4. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, a candidate admitted to the Master of Environmental Management Research Pathway under Regulation 1(c) or (d) may be permitted to complete a programme comprising the 120 credit thesis course 188.889 or 188.897 and 188.898 and 60 credits from Part One, which must include 188.764 and 188.765.
5. Notwithstanding Regulations 2 and 3, and at the discretion of Academic Board, candidates may be required to complete one or more bridging courses, 188.707 and/or 188.708, should their entry qualification be deficient in important aspects of environmental science.
6. The Degree of Master of Environmental Management is awarded without specialisations.
7. For progression from Part One to Part Two (Research Pathway), candidates must have achieved a Grade Average of B+ or higher over the first 60 credits undertaken for Part One.
8. For Progression from Part One to Part Two (Applied Pathway), candidates must have achieved a Grade Average of B or higher over the first 120 credits undertaken for Part One.
9. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Environmental Management may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.
10. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.
11. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress
12. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.
13. Subject to any Maximum Time to Completion regulations and the Abandonment of Study provisions specified in the Part I regulations to the degree, candidates enrolled in the Master of Environmental Management prior to 1 January 2022 may substitute a course or courses already passed for a course or courses in Part One of the Schedule until 31 December 2025.
Schedule for the Master of Environmental Management
30 credits from
At least 60 credits from
176.718 Environmental Sociology 30 credits
188.705 Environmental Policy 15 credits
188.707 Environmental Management Principles and Practice 15 credits
188.708 Land System Change 15 credits
188.751 Advanced Zero Waste for Sustainability 30 credits
189.730 Sustainable Land and Water Management 15 credits
238.700 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Footprinting Principles 15 credits
Elective Courses (No more than 30 credits from)
119.710 Nutrient Management in Grazed Pasture Systems 30 credits
130.705 Emergency Management 30 credits
131.704 Sustainable Development 30 credits
132.735 Natural Resource Policy and Planning 30 credits
145.710 Consumption and Place 30 credits
152.730 Advanced Contemporary Issues in Sustainability 30 credits
152.752 Project Management 30 credits
158.740 Location Systems: Spatial Databases, Tools and Applications 15 credits
158.741 Location Data: Mapping, Analysis and Visualisation 15 credits
175.729 Psychology and Culture 15 credits
175.733 Sustainable Livelihood 15 credits
178.719 Climate Change Economics and Policy 30 credits
189.731 Advanced Studies in Soil Science 15 credits
196.713 Ecology 30 credits
P 1963xx or 1993xx
233.714 Advanced Geoscience Techniques 15 credits
233.715 Environmental and Geological Hazards 15 credits
Research Pathway (Between 90 and 120 credits from)
188.888 Thesis 90 credits
188.889 Thesis 120 credits
188.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
Applied Pathway (60 credits from)
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