Master of Environmental Science (coursework or coursework and dissertation)

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 overview

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 / 2022
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.

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 2022; NS = non-standard teaching period

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

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2023 or 2024.

Take all units (12 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit 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 And Enrolment in Unit(s) ENVT4422 Research Methods in 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 Environmental Science
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72530 Master of Environmental Science or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
Co-requisites:
Enrolment in 72530 Master of Environmental Science And Enrolment in Unit(s) ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management Or Enrolment in HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
Incompatibility:
Nil
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.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2SCIE5005Science in Practice
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) SCIE5004 Professional Skills in Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
1x 2hr session per week contact by consultation as required

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

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
as required by supervisor
S1, S2SCIE5572Dissertation Part 2
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of Or Enrolment in Unit(s) SCIE5571 Dissertation Part 1
Incompatibility:
Nil
as required by supervisor
S1, S2SCIE5573Dissertation Part 3
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of Or Enrolment in Unit(s) SCIE5572 Dissertation Part 2
Incompatibility:
Nil
as required by supervisor
S1, S2SCIE5574Dissertation Part 4
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of Or Enrolment in Unit(s) SCIE5573 Dissertation Part 3
Incompatibility:
Nil
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):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
2 x 2 hour workshops per week
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) SCOM1101 Communicating Science and Unit(s) SCOM2208 Science Writing
Weekly online workshops. This unit runs in Semester 1 and Semester 2, and can be taken in either semester.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
1x2hr lecture 1x3hr laboratory/practical plus a field trip

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

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ENVT4409Remote Sensing of the Environment
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of Or Enrolment in Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications Or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Incompatibility:
Nil
42
NSENVT5310Biodiversity on Country
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 72520 Master of Biological Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
1x 1hr lecture per week 1x 4hr workshop per week 1 field trip
S2ENVT5517Ecological Rehabilitation
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Lectures: 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
total of 150 hours
NSGEOS4401Hydrogeological Systems
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Workshops: 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
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
10 half days. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
S2ENVT4408GIS Programming
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of Or Enrolment in Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications Or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2ECON1120Environmental Economics 1
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) SCOM1101 Communicating Science and Unit(s) SCOM2208 Science Writing
Weekly online workshops. This unit runs in Semester 1 and Semester 2, and can be taken in either semester.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil

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
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
total workload: 150 hours; contact hours: 10 half days
S2ECON4408Advanced Development Economics
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in CM002 Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 4 hours per fortnight; tutorials: 2 hours per fortnight for 10 weeks
S2ECON5516The Economics of Public Policy
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
seminars: 3 hours per week
S2ECON5519Public Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Public Policy (Economics specialisation) (42580) and completion of ECON5516 The Economics of Public Policy or enrolment in the Master of Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
N/AECON5540Economic Analysis and Policy
Prerequisites:
ECON5516 The Economics of Public Policy
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
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):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2ECON1120Environmental Economics 1
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
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 Adaptation and Mitigation
Prerequisites:
GEOG2201 or GEOG2202 or approval of unit co-ordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
4 hours per week
S1, S2GEOS4499Water in a Changing Climate
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72540 Master of Hydrogeology or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
2 x 2 hour workshops per week
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) SCOM1101 Communicating Science and Unit(s) SCOM2208 Science Writing
Weekly online workshops. This unit runs in Semester 1 and Semester 2, and can be taken in either semester.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
2 interactive sessions of 2 hours per week
S2ENVT5515Environmental Management in Mining
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil

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

Group B
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 2 hours; tutorials: 1 hour; labs: 1 hour (4 hours/week for 12 weeks)
S2ENVT4408GIS Programming
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of Or Enrolment in Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications Or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Incompatibility:
Nil
42 hours
S1ENVT4409Remote Sensing of the Environment
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of Or Enrolment in Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications Or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Incompatibility:
Nil
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S1ENVT5005Waste and the Circular Economy
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72510 Master of Agricultural Science or 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
1x 1hr lecture per week 1x 4hr workshop per week 1 field trip
S2ENVT5517Ecological Rehabilitation
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Lectures: 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
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):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
2 x 2 hour workshops per week
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) SCOM1101 Communicating Science and Unit(s) SCOM2208 Science Writing
Weekly online workshops. This unit runs in Semester 1 and Semester 2, and can be taken in either semester.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
1x 2hr lectures per week 1x 2hr online practicals per week 1 x field trip – in-person or virtual
S2ENVT5517Ecological Rehabilitation
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Lectures: 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2AGRI5571Advanced Soil Science
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ENVT3060 Soil–Plant Interactions or AGRI4409 Fundamentals of Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S2ENVT4408GIS Programming
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of Or Enrolment in Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications Or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Incompatibility:
Nil
42 hours
S1ENVT4409Remote Sensing of the Environment
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of Or Enrolment in Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications Or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Incompatibility:
Nil
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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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
total of 150 hours
NSGEOS4401Hydrogeological Systems
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Workshops: 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):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ENVT3306Coastal Conservation and Management
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) SCIE2204 Marine Systems
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
seminars: 2 hours per week; workshops: 2 hours per week; field trip: 4 hours in Week 5
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
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 Environment
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) SCOM1101 Communicating Science and Unit(s) SCOM2208 Science Writing
Weekly online workshops. This unit runs in Semester 1 and Semester 2, and can be taken in either semester.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
7 hours per week for 6 weeks

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

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
150 hours in total
S2ENVT4408GIS Programming
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of Or Enrolment in Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications Or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Incompatibility:
Nil
42 hours
S1ENVT4409Remote Sensing of the Environment
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of Or Enrolment in Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications Or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Incompatibility:
Nil
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NSENVT5310Biodiversity on Country
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 72520 Master of Biological Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
1x2hr lecture 1x3hr laboratory/practical plus a field trip
NSOCEN5001Ocean Data Analysis
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.

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

Group B
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Lectures: 2 hours per week for nine weeks; workshop/practical classes: 2 hours a week for nine weeks
N/ALAWS4001Oceans Governance
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
NSOCEN4003Strategic Leadership for the Blue Economy
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
NSOCEN5002Ocean Engineering and Technology
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
2 x 2 hour workshops per week
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) SCOM1101 Communicating Science and Unit(s) SCOM2208 Science Writing
Weekly online workshops. This unit runs in Semester 1 and Semester 2, and can be taken in either semester.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ENVT4409Remote Sensing of the Environment
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of Or Enrolment in Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications Or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Incompatibility:
Nil
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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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
total of 150 hours

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

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 3 hours per week; field trip: one week in week 6
S2ENVT4408GIS Programming
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of Or Enrolment in Unit(s) ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications Or Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Incompatibility:
Nil
42 hours
NSENVT5310Biodiversity on Country
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 72520 Master of Biological Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2CITS4009Computational Data Analysis
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in in the ( 62510 Master of Information Technology or the 62530 Master of Data Science or the 62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy or the 63550 Master of Engineering ) or ( the 62550 Master of Professional Engineering and the SP-ECHEM Chemical Engineering specialisation or the SP-EMINI Mining Engineering specialisation or the SP-ESOFT Software Engineering specialisation ) or ( the 72530 Master of Environmental Science and the SP-SSDSC Sensing and Spatial Data Science specialisation ) or ( BH011 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] and the MJD-ECHEM Chemical Engineering major )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.

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. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty decides otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.

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;