Course overview

Description

Environmental scientists assess the impact of human activity and develop scientific, risk-based solutions to help secure a sustainable global environment. An interdisciplinary approach to problem solving is essential in this field, meaning that both the biological and earth sciences and studies in environmental planning and management are integrated. This course prepares students to deal with issues such as climate change, water resource management, sustainable natural resource use, and the rehabilitation of degraded or polluted environments.

Course title
Master of Environmental Science (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviation
MEnvSc
Course code
72530
Course type
Master's degree by coursework or by coursework and dissertation
Status
Current / 2023
Administered by
Agriculture and Environment
CRICOS code
074951G

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
Full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Articulation
The Master of Environmental Science has the following exit awards: 72230 Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science (24 points) (24 points), 72330 Graduate Diploma of Environmental Science (48 points) (48 points)
Credit points required
96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1.5 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the School
Maximum course duration
2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
Time limit
4 years
Delivery mode
Internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Course Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Matthew Hipsey
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Enquiries and course advice

[email protected]

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.

Specialisations

SP- CATWA Catchments and Water
SP- ENVRE Environmental Rehabilitation
SP-ENVEC Environmental Economics
SP-ENVMM Environmental Management
SP-MARCO Marine and Coastal Management
SP-SSDSC Sensing and Spatial Data Science

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
NS
non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (12 points):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2ENVT4421Fundamentals of Environmental Management
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or 25530 Master of Urban Design
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 12250 Graduate Certificate in Environmental Planning
or 13550 Master of Environmental Planning
Co-requisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
Or Enrolment in
HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
Or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
Or 25530 Master of Urban Design
Or 12250 Graduate Certificate in Environmental Planning
Or 13550 Master of Environmental Planning
Incompatibility
Unit(s) ENVT4404 Environmental Planning and Management
S1, S2ENVT4422Research Methods in Agricultural and Environmental Science
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
9 online interactive workshops resulting in 18 hours contact; field camp of 32 hours for face-to-face cohort

For students in course by coursework only take 12 points.

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2SCIE5004Professional Skills in Science
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 51580 Master of Science Communication
or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 72520 Master of Biological Science 71520 Master of Biomedical Science
and Successful completion of
48 points in your chosen degree
S1, S2SCIE5005Science in Practice
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) SCIE5004 Professional Skills in Science
1x 2hr session per week contact by consultation as required

For student in course by coursework and dissertation only, take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2SCIE5571Dissertation Part 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics and satisfy eligibility criteria for research project
or dissertation
as required by supervisor
S1, S2SCIE5572Dissertation Part 2
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) SCIE5571 Dissertation Part 1
as required by supervisor
S1, S2SCIE5573Dissertation Part 3
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) SCIE5572 Dissertation Part 2
as required by supervisor
S1, S2SCIE5574Dissertation Part 4
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) SCIE5573 Dissertation Part 3
as required by supervisor

Catchments and Water specialisation

Students who have not completed tertiary units that are deemed equivalent to the conversion units for the chosen specialisation must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the School(s):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
Incompatibility
Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems (ID 1384)
The total workload for the unit is 150 hours. This includes podcasts for viewing and reading to be undertaken prior to attending one compulsory 3-hour workshop per week where students will be contributing to interactive discussions together with practical lab work using GIS software. Completion of the practical workshop labs is necessary to enable skills for completing written unit assessment. Independent learning is required throughout the unit.
S1, S2ENVT4461Assessing Environmental Quality
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) ENVT3361 Environmental Assessment
lectures: 1 hour per week; practical classes: 4 hours per week (one practical session involves field work)
S1, S2GEOS4499Water in a Changing Climate
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
2 x 2 hour workshops per week
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SCOM1101 Communicating Science
and Unit(s) SCOM2208 Science Writing
Weekly face-to-face OR online workshops. This unit runs in Semester 1 and Semester 2, and can be taken in either semester.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ENVT4401Advanced Land Use and Management
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or HON-CONBI Conservation Biology
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
three 2-day blocks (the total workload for the unit is 150 hours)
NSENVT4406Catchment and River Processes
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
lectures: 3 hours per week; field trip: one week in week 6
S1ENVT5563GIS and Spatial Analysis: Waterway Restoration
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Incompatibility
Unit(s) ENVT5508 Advanced Spatial Analytics
and Unit(s) ENVT5561 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Multifunctional Landscapes
and Unit(s) ENVT5562 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Coastal Resilience
and Unit(s) ENVT5565 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Sensor Networks
and Unit(s) ENVT5564 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Contaminated Sites
150
S2ENVT5576Aquatic Ecology
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-GGRPY Geographical Sciences
1x2hr lecture 1x3hr laboratory/practical plus a field trip

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Group A
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ENVT4409Remote Sensing of the Environment
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
Or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
42
NSENVT5310Biodiversity on Country
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) ENVT3310 Biodiversity on Country
approximately 60 hours—mix of online component (lectures, video footage, reading, quizzes) and field excursion
S1ENVT5513Decision Strategies for Biodiversity Conservation
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72520 Master of Biological Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
2 interactive sessions of 2 hours per week
S2ENVT5516Environmental Monitoring and Sensors
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
and Successful completion of
Unit(s) SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
or Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
and Successful completion of
Unit(s) ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
1x 1hr lecture per week 1x 4hr workshop per week 1 field trip
S2ENVT5517Ecological RehabilitationNoneLectures: 2 hours per week Workshops: up to 2 hours per week
S2ENVT5566Advanced Spatial and Environmental Modelling
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
or Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT5561 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Multifunctional Landscapes
or Unit(s) ENVT5562 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Coastal Resilience
or Unit(s) ENVT5563 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Waterway Restoration
or Unit(s) ENVT5564 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Contaminated Sites
or Unit(s) ENVT5565 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Sensor Networks
or Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
total of 150 hours
NSGEOS4401Hydrogeological SystemsNoneWorkshops: 2 x 4 hours per week for up to 7 weeks. Total workload is 150 hours.

For students in course by coursework only, take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from option group A or B.

Group B
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2ECON5511Climate, Energy and Water Economics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience
or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ECON1120 Environmental Economics 1
or Unit(s) ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
or Unit(s) ECON1102 Macroeconomics: Money and Finance
or Unit(s) ECON2224 Environmental Economics 2
lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week for 10 weeks
S1ENVE4405Ecological Engineering and Nature-based Solutions
Prerequisites
enrolment in
the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation
or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
or enrolment in
the Master of Biotechnology
or Master of Ocean Leadership
or Master of Environmental Science
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Environmental Management
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-CONBI Conservation Biology
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or 42330 Graduate Diploma in Economics
or 42620 Master of Economics
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
10 half days. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
S2ENVT4408GIS Programming
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
Or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
42 hours
S2ENVT5503Remediation of Soils and Groundwater
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
S1ENVT5512Ecosystem Biogeochemistry
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72520 Master of Biological Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 70630 Master of Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
one full day per week for six consecutive weeks (the total workload for the unit is 150 hours)
S2ENVT5518The Sustainable Development Goals
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
25530 Master of Urban Design
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72560 Master of Urban and Regional Planning
or 71550 Master of International Development
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 13550 Master of Environmental Planning
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management
Lectures: 2 hours per week for nine weeks; workshop/practical classes: 2 hours a week for nine weeks

Environmental Economics specialisation

Students who have not completed tertiary units that are deemed equivalent to the conversion units for the chosen specialisation must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the School(s):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2ECON1120Environmental Economics 1Nonelectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
Incompatibility
Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems (ID 1384)
The total workload for the unit is 150 hours. This includes podcasts for viewing and reading to be undertaken prior to attending one compulsory 3-hour workshop per week where students will be contributing to interactive discussions together with practical lab work using GIS software. Completion of the practical workshop labs is necessary to enable skills for completing written unit assessment. Independent learning is required throughout the unit.
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in Science
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72550 Master of Geoscience
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 73550 Master of Business Psychology
or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics
or 71590 Master of Oceanography
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
Incompatibility
Unit(s) STAT1400 Statistics for Science
and Unit(s) STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
and Unit(s) SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
24 hours. The total workload for this unit is 150 hours.
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SCOM1101 Communicating Science
and Unit(s) SCOM2208 Science Writing
Weekly face-to-face OR online workshops. This unit runs in Semester 1 and Semester 2, and can be taken in either semester.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-ECONS Economics
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or HON-ECNPF Professional Economics
or 61550 Master of Professional Engineering
or 42330 Graduate Diploma in Economics
or 42620 Master of Economics
or 42580 Master of Public Policy
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
lectures: 2 hours; tutorials: 1 hour; labs: 1 hour (4 hours/week for 12 weeks)
S2ECON5003Microeconomic Theory for Agricultural and Environmental Economics
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) AGRI5402 Agribusiness
or Unit(s) ECON4002 Core Concepts in Agricultural and Applied Economics
or Unit(s) ECON3302 Applied Microeconomics
Weekly - two hour workshop
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Environmental Management
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-CONBI Conservation Biology
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or 42330 Graduate Diploma in Economics
or 42620 Master of Economics
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
10 half days. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
S1, S2SCIE4402Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-CONBI Conservation Biology
or HON-ZOOLY Zoology
or HON-BOTNY Botany
or HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or HON-MARSC Marine Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics
or 74230 Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) STAT1400 Statistics for Science
or Unit(s) STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
or Unit(s) SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
or Unit(s) SCIE4401 Data Use in Science
or Unit(s) ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
5 days (1 day per fortnight). The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Group A
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2ECON5001Economic Development in Theory and Practice
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
42620 Master of Economics
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 71550 Master of International Development
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
lectures/tutorials/labs: 4 hours per week (for 10 weeks)
S1ECON5004Microeconometric Models for Agricultural and Environmental Economics
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) SCIE4401 Data Use in Science
or Unit(s) SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
Lectures are delivered on-line. Students also attend 2 hours of practical component each week.
S2ECON5511Climate, Energy and Water Economics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience
or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ECON1120 Environmental Economics 1
or Unit(s) ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
or Unit(s) ECON1102 Macroeconomics: Money and Finance
or Unit(s) ECON2224 Environmental Economics 2
lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week for 10 weeks
NSENVT5310Biodiversity on Country
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) ENVT3310 Biodiversity on Country
approximately 60 hours—mix of online component (lectures, video footage, reading, quizzes) and field excursion
S2ENVT5518The Sustainable Development Goals
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
25530 Master of Urban Design
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72560 Master of Urban and Regional Planning
or 71550 Master of International Development
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 13550 Master of Environmental Planning
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management
Lectures: 2 hours per week for nine weeks; workshop/practical classes: 2 hours a week for nine weeks
N/AENVT5575Aquaculture and the Blue Economy
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
or 72520 Master of Biological Science

For students in course by coursework only, take 2 unit(s) to the value of 12 points from option group A or B:

Group B
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2AGRI5402Agribusiness
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
total workload: 150 hours; contact hours: 10 half days
S2ECON4408Advanced Development Economics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in BP013 Bachelor of Economics
or BH002 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
or CM002 Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics
or 42670 Master of Economics
or
Enrolment in
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
and Successful completion of
144 credit points
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1ECON5002Agriculture and Economic Development
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 71550 Master of International Development
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
lectures: 4 hours per fortnight; tutorials: 2 hours per fortnight for 10 weeks
S1ECON5516The Economics of Public PolicyNoneseminars: 3 hours per week
S2ECON5519Public Economics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in BH013 Bachelor of Economics (Honours)
or CM002 Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics
or BH002 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
or 42620 Master of Economics
or 42670 Master of Economics
or
Enrolment in
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
and Successful completion of
144 Points
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S2ECON5540Economic Analysis and Policy
Prerequisites
ECON5516 The Economics of Public Policy
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1ENVT5005Waste and the Circular Economy
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
Lectures 15 x 1 hour (online and pre-recorded), 5 x 1hr Industry seminar (Face to Face), Industry Contact (dependent on partner selected)
S1ENVT5561GIS and Spatial Analysis: Multifunctional Landscapes
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
or GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Incompatibility
Unit(s) ENVT5508 Advanced Spatial Analytics
and Unit(s) ENVT5563 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Waterway Restoration
and Unit(s) ENVT5562 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Coastal Resilience
and Unit(s) ENVT5565 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Sensor Networks
and Unit(s) ENVT5564 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Contaminated Sites
150

Environmental Management specialisation

Students who have not completed tertiary units that are deemed equivalent to the conversion units for the chosen specialisation must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the School(s):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2ECON1120Environmental Economics 1Nonelectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
Incompatibility
Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems (ID 1384)
The total workload for the unit is 150 hours. This includes podcasts for viewing and reading to be undertaken prior to attending one compulsory 3-hour workshop per week where students will be contributing to interactive discussions together with practical lab work using GIS software. Completion of the practical workshop labs is necessary to enable skills for completing written unit assessment. Independent learning is required throughout the unit.
S1GEOG3308Climate Change: Policy and Practice
Prerequisites
72 points in your chosen degree
4 hours per week
S1, S2GEOS4499Water in a Changing Climate
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
2 x 2 hour workshops per week
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SCOM1101 Communicating Science
and Unit(s) SCOM2208 Science Writing
Weekly face-to-face OR online workshops. This unit runs in Semester 1 and Semester 2, and can be taken in either semester.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Environmental Management
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-CONBI Conservation Biology
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or 42330 Graduate Diploma in Economics
or 42620 Master of Economics
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
10 half days. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
S2ENVT5518The Sustainable Development Goals
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
25530 Master of Urban Design
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72560 Master of Urban and Regional Planning
or 71550 Master of International Development
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 13550 Master of Environmental Planning
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management
Lectures: 2 hours per week for nine weeks; workshop/practical classes: 2 hours a week for nine weeks
S1ENVT5561GIS and Spatial Analysis: Multifunctional Landscapes
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
or GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Incompatibility
Unit(s) ENVT5508 Advanced Spatial Analytics
and Unit(s) ENVT5563 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Waterway Restoration
and Unit(s) ENVT5562 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Coastal Resilience
and Unit(s) ENVT5565 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Sensor Networks
and Unit(s) ENVT5564 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Contaminated Sites
150
S1, S2SCIE4402Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-CONBI Conservation Biology
or HON-ZOOLY Zoology
or HON-BOTNY Botany
or HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or HON-MARSC Marine Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics
or 74230 Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) STAT1400 Statistics for Science
or Unit(s) STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
or Unit(s) SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
or Unit(s) SCIE4401 Data Use in Science
or Unit(s) ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
5 days (1 day per fortnight). The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Group A
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2ECON5511Climate, Energy and Water Economics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience
or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ECON1120 Environmental Economics 1
or Unit(s) ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
or Unit(s) ECON1102 Macroeconomics: Money and Finance
or Unit(s) ECON2224 Environmental Economics 2
lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week for 10 weeks
NSENVT4406Catchment and River Processes
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
lectures: 3 hours per week; field trip: one week in week 6
NSENVT5310Biodiversity on Country
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) ENVT3310 Biodiversity on Country
approximately 60 hours—mix of online component (lectures, video footage, reading, quizzes) and field excursion
S1ENVT5513Decision Strategies for Biodiversity Conservation
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72520 Master of Biological Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
2 interactive sessions of 2 hours per week
S2ENVT5515Environmental Management in Mining
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management
1x 2hr lectures per week 1x 2hr online practicals per week 1 x field trip – in-person or virtual
N/AENVT5575Aquaculture and the Blue Economy
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
or 72520 Master of Biological Science

For students in course by coursework only, take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from option group A or B.

Group B
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-ECONS Economics
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or HON-ECNPF Professional Economics
or 61550 Master of Professional Engineering
or 42330 Graduate Diploma in Economics
or 42620 Master of Economics
or 42580 Master of Public Policy
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
lectures: 2 hours; tutorials: 1 hour; labs: 1 hour (4 hours/week for 12 weeks)
S2ENVT4408GIS Programming
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
Or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
42 hours
S1ENVT4409Remote Sensing of the Environment
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
Or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
42
S1ENVT5005Waste and the Circular Economy
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
Lectures 15 x 1 hour (online and pre-recorded), 5 x 1hr Industry seminar (Face to Face), Industry Contact (dependent on partner selected)
S2ENVT5516Environmental Monitoring and Sensors
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
and Successful completion of
Unit(s) SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
or Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
and Successful completion of
Unit(s) ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
1x 1hr lecture per week 1x 4hr workshop per week 1 field trip
S2ENVT5517Ecological RehabilitationNoneLectures: 2 hours per week Workshops: up to 2 hours per week
S2ENVT5576Aquatic Ecology
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-GGRPY Geographical Sciences
1x2hr lecture 1x3hr laboratory/practical plus a field trip
S2PLNG5411Urban and Regional Analysis
Prerequisites
enrolment in
Master of Curriculum Studies (32510)
or Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Studies (32310)
or Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560)
or Master of International Development (71550)
or Master of Geographic Information Science (71570)
or enrolment in
Master of Environmental Planning (13550)
or enrolment in
honours in the Faculty of Science and students in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560) must have completed 24 points.
Incompatibility
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis
40 (teaching blocks: 12 x 2 hours 45 minutes; field trip: 1 x 7 hours)

Environmental Rehabilitation specialisation

Students who have not completed tertiary units that are deemed equivalent to the conversion units for the chosen specialisation must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the School(s):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
Incompatibility
Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems (ID 1384)
The total workload for the unit is 150 hours. This includes podcasts for viewing and reading to be undertaken prior to attending one compulsory 3-hour workshop per week where students will be contributing to interactive discussions together with practical lab work using GIS software. Completion of the practical workshop labs is necessary to enable skills for completing written unit assessment. Independent learning is required throughout the unit.
S1, S2ENVT4461Assessing Environmental Quality
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) ENVT3361 Environmental Assessment
lectures: 1 hour per week; practical classes: 4 hours per week (one practical session involves field work)
S1, S2GEOS4499Water in a Changing Climate
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
2 x 2 hour workshops per week
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SCOM1101 Communicating Science
and Unit(s) SCOM2208 Science Writing
Weekly face-to-face OR online workshops. This unit runs in Semester 1 and Semester 2, and can be taken in either semester.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2ENVT5503Remediation of Soils and Groundwater
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
S2ENVT5515Environmental Management in Mining
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management
1x 2hr lectures per week 1x 2hr online practicals per week 1 x field trip – in-person or virtual
S2ENVT5517Ecological RehabilitationNoneLectures: 2 hours per week Workshops: up to 2 hours per week
S1ENVT5564GIS and Spatial Analysis: Contaminated Sites
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
Incompatibility
Unit(s) ENVT5508 Advanced Spatial Analytics
and Unit(s) ENVT5561 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Multifunctional Landscapes
and Unit(s) ENVT5562 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Coastal Resilience
and Unit(s) ENVT5563 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Waterway Restoration
and Unit(s) ENVT5565 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Sensor Networks
150

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Group A
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ENVT4401Advanced Land Use and Management
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or HON-CONBI Conservation Biology
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
three 2-day blocks (the total workload for the unit is 150 hours)
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Environmental Management
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-CONBI Conservation Biology
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or 42330 Graduate Diploma in Economics
or 42620 Master of Economics
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
10 half days. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
NSENVT4406Catchment and River Processes
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
lectures: 3 hours per week; field trip: one week in week 6
S1ENVT5005Waste and the Circular Economy
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
Lectures 15 x 1 hour (online and pre-recorded), 5 x 1hr Industry seminar (Face to Face), Industry Contact (dependent on partner selected)
NSENVT5310Biodiversity on Country
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) ENVT3310 Biodiversity on Country
approximately 60 hours—mix of online component (lectures, video footage, reading, quizzes) and field excursion
S2ENVT5516Environmental Monitoring and Sensors
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
and Successful completion of
Unit(s) SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
or Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
and Successful completion of
Unit(s) ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
1x 1hr lecture per week 1x 4hr workshop per week 1 field trip

For students in course by coursework only, take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from option group A or B.

Group B
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2AGRI5571Advanced Soil Science
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT3060 Soil–Plant Interactions
or AGRI4409 Fundamentals of Agricultural Science
12x 3 hour workshops during semester. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours
S1ENVE4405Ecological Engineering and Nature-based Solutions
Prerequisites
enrolment in
the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation
or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
or enrolment in
the Master of Biotechnology
or Master of Ocean Leadership
or Master of Environmental Science
S2ENVT4408GIS Programming
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
Or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
42 hours
S1ENVT4409Remote Sensing of the Environment
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
Or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
42
S1ENVT5512Ecosystem Biogeochemistry
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72520 Master of Biological Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 70630 Master of Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
one full day per week for six consecutive weeks (the total workload for the unit is 150 hours)
S2ENVT5514Environmental Biosensing Agents and Assays
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) BIOC4002 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I
lectures/tutorials: 2 hours per fortnight; field trips/practical work: 4 hours per fortnight
S2ENVT5566Advanced Spatial and Environmental Modelling
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
or Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT5561 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Multifunctional Landscapes
or Unit(s) ENVT5562 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Coastal Resilience
or Unit(s) ENVT5563 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Waterway Restoration
or Unit(s) ENVT5564 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Contaminated Sites
or Unit(s) ENVT5565 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Sensor Networks
or Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
total of 150 hours
NSGEOS4401Hydrogeological SystemsNoneWorkshops: 2 x 4 hours per week for up to 7 weeks. Total workload is 150 hours.

Marine and Coastal Management specialisation

Students who have not completed tertiary units that are deemed equivalent to the conversion units for the chosen specialisation must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the School(s):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ENVT3306Coastal Conservation and Management
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
SCIE2204 Marine Systems
or GEOG2202 Reading Landscapes: People and Processes
or permission of the unit coordinator
seminars: 2 hours per week; workshops: 2 hours per week; field trip: 4 hours in Week 5
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
Incompatibility
Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems (ID 1384)
The total workload for the unit is 150 hours. This includes podcasts for viewing and reading to be undertaken prior to attending one compulsory 3-hour workshop per week where students will be contributing to interactive discussions together with practical lab work using GIS software. Completion of the practical workshop labs is necessary to enable skills for completing written unit assessment. Independent learning is required throughout the unit.
S1, S2ENVT4461Assessing Environmental Quality
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) ENVT3361 Environmental Assessment
lectures: 1 hour per week; practical classes: 4 hours per week (one practical session involves field work)
S2OCEN4005The Indian Ocean EnvironmentNone
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SCOM1101 Communicating Science
and Unit(s) SCOM2208 Science Writing
Weekly face-to-face OR online workshops. This unit runs in Semester 1 and Semester 2, and can be taken in either semester.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSEART4415Coastal Hazards and Adaptation
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71590 Master of Oceanography
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
or HON-MARSC Marine Science
2 x 4 hour blocks of contact hours per week for six weeks; up to 2 x one day fieldtrips
S1ENVT5562GIS and Spatial Analysis: Coastal Resilience
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
Incompatibility
Unit(s) ENVT5508 Advanced Spatial Analytics
and Unit(s) ENVT5561 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Multifunctional Landscapes
and Unit(s) ENVT5565 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Sensor Networks
and Unit(s) ENVT5563 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Waterway Restoration
and Unit(s) ENVT5564 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Contaminated Sites
150
N/AENVT5575Aquaculture and the Blue Economy
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
S1SCIE5505Global Change and the Marine Environment
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
7 hours per week for 6 weeks

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Group A
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2BIOL4407Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72520 Master of Biological Science (ID 165)
or 70630 Master of Science (ID 202)
or 71520 Master of Biomedical Science (ID 359)
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology (ID 389)
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science (ID 390)
or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours) (ID 4)
or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership (ID 1432)
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
150 hours in total
S2ENVT4408GIS Programming
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
Or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
42 hours
S1ENVT4409Remote Sensing of the Environment
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
Or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
42
NSENVT5310Biodiversity on Country
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) ENVT3310 Biodiversity on Country
approximately 60 hours—mix of online component (lectures, video footage, reading, quizzes) and field excursion
S2ENVT5576Aquatic Ecology
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-GGRPY Geographical Sciences
1x2hr lecture 1x3hr laboratory/practical plus a field trip
NSOCEN5001Ocean Data AnalysisNone

For students in course by coursework only, take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from option group A or B.

Group B
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2ECON5511Climate, Energy and Water Economics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience
or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ECON1120 Environmental Economics 1
or Unit(s) ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
or Unit(s) ECON1102 Macroeconomics: Money and Finance
or Unit(s) ECON2224 Environmental Economics 2
lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week for 10 weeks
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Environmental Management
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-CONBI Conservation Biology
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or 42330 Graduate Diploma in Economics
or 42620 Master of Economics
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
10 half days. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
NSENVT4406Catchment and River Processes
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
lectures: 3 hours per week; field trip: one week in week 6
S2ENVT5516Environmental Monitoring and Sensors
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
and Successful completion of
Unit(s) SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
or Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
and Successful completion of
Unit(s) ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
1x 1hr lecture per week 1x 4hr workshop per week 1 field trip
S2ENVT5518The Sustainable Development Goals
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
25530 Master of Urban Design
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72560 Master of Urban and Regional Planning
or 71550 Master of International Development
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 13550 Master of Environmental Planning
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management
Lectures: 2 hours per week for nine weeks; workshop/practical classes: 2 hours a week for nine weeks
N/ALAWS4001Oceans GovernanceNone
NSOCEN4003Strategic Leadership for the Blue EconomyNone
NSOCEN5002Ocean Engineering and TechnologyNone
S1, S2SCIE4402Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-CONBI Conservation Biology
or HON-ZOOLY Zoology
or HON-BOTNY Botany
or HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or HON-MARSC Marine Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics
or 74230 Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) STAT1400 Statistics for Science
or Unit(s) STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
or Unit(s) SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
or Unit(s) SCIE4401 Data Use in Science
or Unit(s) ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
5 days (1 day per fortnight). The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.

Sensing and Spatial Data Science specialisation

Students may be required to take conversion units, up to a value of 24 points, based on an assessment of prior learning by the Faculty.

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
Incompatibility
Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems (ID 1384)
The total workload for the unit is 150 hours. This includes podcasts for viewing and reading to be undertaken prior to attending one compulsory 3-hour workshop per week where students will be contributing to interactive discussions together with practical lab work using GIS software. Completion of the practical workshop labs is necessary to enable skills for completing written unit assessment. Independent learning is required throughout the unit.
S1, S2ENVT4461Assessing Environmental Quality
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) ENVT3361 Environmental Assessment
lectures: 1 hour per week; practical classes: 4 hours per week (one practical session involves field work)
S1, S2GEOS4499Water in a Changing Climate
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
2 x 2 hour workshops per week
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SCOM1101 Communicating Science
and Unit(s) SCOM2208 Science Writing
Weekly face-to-face OR online workshops. This unit runs in Semester 1 and Semester 2, and can be taken in either semester.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ENVT4409Remote Sensing of the Environment
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
Or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
42
S2ENVT5516Environmental Monitoring and Sensors
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
and Successful completion of
Unit(s) SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
or Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
and Successful completion of
Unit(s) ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
1x 1hr lecture per week 1x 4hr workshop per week 1 field trip
S1ENVT5565GIS and Spatial Analysis: Sensor Networks
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
Incompatibility
Unit(s) ENVT5508 Advanced Spatial Analytics
and Unit(s) ENVT5561 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Multifunctional Landscapes
and Unit(s) ENVT5562 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Coastal Resilience
and Unit(s) ENVT5563 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Waterway Restoration
and Unit(s) ENVT5564 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Contaminated Sites
150
S2ENVT5566Advanced Spatial and Environmental Modelling
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
or Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT5561 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Multifunctional Landscapes
or Unit(s) ENVT5562 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Coastal Resilience
or Unit(s) ENVT5563 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Waterway Restoration
or Unit(s) ENVT5564 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Contaminated Sites
or Unit(s) ENVT5565 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Sensor Networks
or Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
total of 150 hours

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Group A
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSENVT4406Catchment and River Processes
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
lectures: 3 hours per week; field trip: one week in week 6
S2ENVT4408GIS Programming
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
Or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
42 hours
NSENVT5310Biodiversity on Country
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) ENVT3310 Biodiversity on Country
approximately 60 hours—mix of online component (lectures, video footage, reading, quizzes) and field excursion
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in Science
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72550 Master of Geoscience
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 73550 Master of Business Psychology
or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics
or 71590 Master of Oceanography
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
Incompatibility
Unit(s) STAT1400 Statistics for Science
and Unit(s) STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
and Unit(s) SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
24 hours. The total workload for this unit is 150 hours.
S1, S2SCIE4402Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-CONBI Conservation Biology
or HON-ZOOLY Zoology
or HON-BOTNY Botany
or HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or HON-MARSC Marine Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics
or 74230 Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) STAT1400 Statistics for Science
or Unit(s) STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
or Unit(s) SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
or Unit(s) SCIE4401 Data Use in Science
or Unit(s) ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
5 days (1 day per fortnight). The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.

For students in course by coursework only, take 2 unit(s) to the value of 12 points from option group A or B.

Group B
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2CITS4009Computational Data Analysis
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62510 Master of Information Technology
or 62530 Master of Data Science
or 62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy
or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (SP-ECHEM Chemical Engineering specialisation
or SP-EMINI Mining Engineering specialisation
or the SP-ESOFT Software Engineering specialisation)
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science (SP-SSDSC Sensing and Spatial Data Science specialisation)

or (
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
96 points
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week
S1CITS4407Open Source Tools and Scripting
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
in the the 62510 Master of Information Technology
or the 62530 Master of Data Science
or the 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or the 42630 Master of Business Analytics
S1ENVT4401Advanced Land Use and Management
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or HON-CONBI Conservation Biology
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
three 2-day blocks (the total workload for the unit is 150 hours)
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Environmental Management
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-CONBI Conservation Biology
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or 42330 Graduate Diploma in Economics
or 42620 Master of Economics
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
10 half days. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
S2ENVT5514Environmental Biosensing Agents and Assays
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) BIOC4002 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I
lectures/tutorials: 2 hours per fortnight; field trips/practical work: 4 hours per fortnight
S2ENVT5518The Sustainable Development Goals
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
25530 Master of Urban Design
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72560 Master of Urban and Regional Planning
or 71550 Master of International Development
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 13550 Master of Environmental Planning
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management
Lectures: 2 hours per week for nine weeks; workshop/practical classes: 2 hours a week for nine weeks

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module is not required to repeat the module.

(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor's degree, or equivalent as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;

and

(c) met the prerequisite for the chosen specialisation

(2) For the Environmental Management or Environmental Economics specialisations an applicant must have completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either science, engineering, economics, natural resource management, urban and regional planning, or policy studies; or a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA

(3) For the Catchments and Water or Environmental Rehabilitation or Sensing and Data Science specialisations an applicant must have completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either earth, environmental, engineering, biological or physical sciences; or a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA

(4) For the Marine and Coastal specialisation an applicant must have completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either marine, environmental, engineering, biological or physical sciences; or a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) This course has the following exit awards:

  • 72230 Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science (24 points)
  • 72330 Graduate Diploma of Environmental Science (48 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Environmental Science course before completing it, but after completing 24 points excluding conversion units, with at least 12 points of core units, of which a minimum of 6 points must be degree core, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science.

(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Environmental Science course before completing it, but after completing 48 points at Level 4 or Level 5, which includes the course core units and six specialisation core units from the chosen specialisation, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Diploma of Environmental Science.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points (maximum value) which includes conversion units to a value of 24 points, course core units and specialisation units. The course comprises the following specialisations :

  • SP- CATWA Catchments and Water
  • SP- ENVRE Environmental Rehabilitation
  • SP-ENVEC Environmental Economics
  • SP-ENVMM Environmental Management
  • SP-MARCO Marine and Coastal Management
  • SP-SSDSC Sensing and Spatial Data Science

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

(3) Students who have completed tertiary units that are deemed equivalent to the conversion units for the chosen specialisation are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module) when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent which is calculated based on—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).

Additional rules
Research project

14. Students who request approval to undertake a research project as an optional unit in this course must—

(i) have a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units in their UWA undergraduate major. These units must be relevant to the Masters Specialisation; or

(ii) have a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course; or

(iii) equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; and a supervisor, approved by the Faculty, must have confirmed their willingness and availability to supervise the research project; and

(iv) must have achieved a mark of at least 70% in ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science;