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Master of Environmental Science

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:

    Online
    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    2 years full time; 4 years part time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)

  • Location

    WA

  • Career Outcomes:

    Environmental Researcher | Program Manager | Project Officer | Environment Officer | Occupational Safety and Health Management Officer | View All

Course Rundown

Develop management skills and gain first-hand professional experience with this comprehensive Master of Environmental Science course from Edith Cowan University.

Cultivate your professional capabilities and an in-depth knowledge base that will help you grow your career. This course has a focus on essential skills, including project management, sustainability, occupational health and safety issues, monitoring and reporting.

You’ll also get the opportunity to complete a work experience placement with a relevant organisation, making use of the theories and ideas covered in your coursework in real-world situations.

A great springboard for employment, you’ll exit the course with a clear understanding of core concepts and methodology in environmental science and insight into the realities of your potential new workplace.

Eligibility

You may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate course at ECU if you meet the following:

  • Hold a Bachelor Degree from a recognised Australian Institution (or equivalent); OR
  • Where accepted, have completed a relevant Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate; OR
  • Where accepted, have completed 5 or more years of relevant work experience; AND
  • Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements

What You’ll Learn

In this science course, subjects you may study include:

  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental and Health Risk Assessment
  • Sustainability Assessment and Reporting
  • Environmental Management Systems and Auditing
  • Program Management
  • Project Management
  • Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
  • Environmental Monitoring and Investigation
  • Environmental Management Project

Why study with Edith Cowan University?

Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.

ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.

From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!

Student Support

Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.

When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Environmental Science from Edith Cowan University.

Employment opportunities are available in a range of related disciplines, including opportunities in the resources sector, engineering, non-government organisations and all levels of government.

Curious about where a career in science could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Fees may be paid up-front, or students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the costs of all or part of the fees (eligibility criteria applies).

Edith Cowan University also offers student loans and scholarship opportunities to eligible applicants. Enquire now to find out more!

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.