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 included. This course prepares students to deal with issues such as climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and water resource management.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Environmental Science (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviation
MEnvSc
Course code
72530 (Semester 1)
Course type
master's degree by coursework or by coursework and dissertation
Status
Semester 1 / 2019
Administered by
Science
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 Faculty
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 'Schedule 2: 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-ENVMM Environmental Management
SP-GISEM Geographic Information Science and Environmental Management
SP-LWMGT Land and Water Management
SP-MCMGT Marine and Coastal Management

Course structure

Note: This course is Semester 1 / 2019.

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2021; 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 2022 or 2023.

Take all units (18 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Environmental Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of International Development (71550) or Master of Economics (42620) or honours in the Faculty of Science
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ECON3320 Analysis for Natural Resource Economics
10 half days. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
 ENVT4404Environmental Planning and Management
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit 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.

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

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2GEOG5011Dissertation (Geography, Planning, Environment and Development) Part 1
Prerequisites:
Students must have achieved 70 per cent or above in one of the following units: GEOG5550 Research Design, SOCS5003 Research Design, MIXD4001 Designing Social Research or MIXD5005 Designing Social Research and have approval of the course coordinator to undertake this unit.
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Supervision sessions with one or two supervisors over two semesters; independent research and study. Students are guided in this process through an induction program starting the week before semester.
S1, S2GEOG5012Dissertation (Geography, Planning, Environment and Development) Part 2
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
GEOG5011 Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 1
Incompatibility:
Nil
Supervision sessions with one or two supervisors over two semesters; independent research and study. Students are guided in this process through an induction program starting the week before semester.
S1, S2GEOG5013Dissertation (Geography, Planning, Environment and Development) Part 3
Prerequisites:
MIXD5005 Designing Social Research GEOG5011 Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 1 GEOG5012 Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 2
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
supervision sessions with one or two supervisors over two semesters; independent research and study. Students are guided in this process through an induction program starting the week before semester.
S1, S2GEOG5014Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 4
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
GEOG5013 Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 3
Incompatibility:
SCIE5590 Literature Review and Research Proposal, SCIE5511 Science Research Project Part 1, SCIE5512 Science Research Project Part 2, SCIE5513 Science Research Project Part 3
supervision sessions with one or two supervisors over two semesters; independent research and study. Students are guided in this process through an induction program starting the week before semester.

Environmental Management 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
S1ENVT3361Environmental Assessment
Prerequisites:
ENVT2236 Soil Science or ENVT2251 Hydrology and Water Resource Management or ENVT2221 Global Climate Change and Biodiversity or ENVT2250 Ecology
Co-requisites:
Chemistry ATAR or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry or equivalent or permission of the unit coordinator.
Incompatibility:
ENVT3336 Land, Soil and Water Research Project; ENVT8336 Land, Soil and Water Research Project
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 Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Geographic Information Science (71570)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
1 x 4 hour workshop per week for 8 weeks
 SCIE3367Decision Tools for Natural Resource Management
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course or honours
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
STAT1400 Statistics for Science; STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics; STAT2210 Biometrics 1; SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
24 hours. The total workload for this unit is 150 hours.

Take 6 points:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ENVT4409Remote Sensing of the Environment
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Unit ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications (ID 2041) Or GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems (ID 1384)
Incompatibility:
Nil
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S1PLNG5512Regional Planning
Prerequisites:
nil
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Three face-to-face (2-hour) lectures before, and one (2-hour) lecture after the four-day field trip to be held in February. (Charges: cost of food and accommodation is borne by the student). The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.

Take all units (18 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering Environmental Specialisation (62550) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Master of Ocean Leadership (62540) or the Master of Public Policy (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (42580)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures: 2 hours; tutorials: 1 hour; labs: 1 hour (4 hours/week for 12 weeks)
S2PLNG5411Urban and Regional Analysis
Prerequisites:
nil
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis
40 (teaching blocks: 12 x 2 hours 45 minutes; field trip: 1 x 7 hours)
N/APLNG5511Climate Change Policy and Planning
Prerequisites:
nil
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil
One day a week over six weeks.

For students in course by coursework only, take unit(s) to the value of 30 points, of which 3 units must be at Level 5.

For student in course by coursework and dissertation, take unit(s) to the value of 6 points.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2ECON5511Climate, Energy and Water Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Science (70630) or Master of Environmental Science (72530)or Master of Petroleum Geoscience (73540) or Master of Ocean Leadership (62540) or honours in the Faculty of Science or honours in the Business School; ECON1120 Environmental Economics 1 or ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets or ECON1102 Macroeconomics: Money and Finance or ECON2224 Environment Economics 2 or equivalent. Students who do not meet the prerequisites can contact the unit coordinator to discuss a possible exception.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week for 10 weeks
S1ENVT4409Remote Sensing of the Environment
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Unit ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications (ID 2041) Or GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems (ID 1384)
Incompatibility:
Nil
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 ENVT5003Sustainable Nature-based Tourism
N/AENVT5502Marine and Coastal Planning and Management
Prerequisites:
SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences or completion of 12 points at Level 4 or equivalent or higher, or approval of unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
EART3331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management; EART8331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management
3 hours per week (the total workload for the unit is 150 hours)
 ENVT5505Biodiversity and Landscapes
 ENVT5508Advanced Spatial Analytics
S1ENVT5509Global Ecological Challenges
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Ecotourism (73510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/presentation/discussions: 2 hours per week (13 sessions over 7 weeks) The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
 ENVT5511Advanced Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Management
S2GEOG4001Migration and Development
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
workshops: 5 hours per week for 8 weeks (block taught with a 2-hour teaching block, followed by a break of at least 1 hour, then a 3-hour teaching block—all on the same day)
S1, S2SCIE5304Science Practicum
Prerequisites:
enrollment in Master of Science Communication (51580) or the Master of Exercise Science (52510), or the Master of Environmental Science (72530), or the Master of Biological Science (72520), or the Master of Biological Arts (71530), or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510), or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) and approval of the unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours in Practicum placement (the majority of student time in the unit) as arranged with the unit coordinator and host/supervisor. Additional, minor, contact hours for initial and post-placement discussions with coordinator, and final presentation and review.

Geographic Information Science and Environmental Management 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
S1ENVT3361Environmental Assessment
Prerequisites:
ENVT2236 Soil Science or ENVT2251 Hydrology and Water Resource Management or ENVT2221 Global Climate Change and Biodiversity or ENVT2250 Ecology
Co-requisites:
Chemistry ATAR or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry or equivalent or permission of the unit coordinator.
Incompatibility:
ENVT3336 Land, Soil and Water Research Project; ENVT8336 Land, Soil and Water Research Project
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 Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Geographic Information Science (71570)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
1 x 4 hour workshop per week for 8 weeks
 SCIE3367Decision Tools for Natural Resource Management
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course or honours
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
STAT1400 Statistics for Science; STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics; STAT2210 Biometrics 1; SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
24 hours. The total workload for this unit is 150 hours.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2ENVT4408GIS Programming
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Unit ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications (ID 2041) Or GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems (ID 1384)
Incompatibility:
Nil
42 hours
S1ENVT4409Remote Sensing of the Environment
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Unit ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications (ID 2041) Or GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems (ID 1384)
Incompatibility:
Nil
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 ENVT5508Advanced Spatial Analytics
 ENVT5511Advanced Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Management

For students in course by coursework only, take unit(s) to the value of 30 points, of which 4 units must be at Level 5.

For student in course by coursework and dissertation, take unit(s) to the value of 6 points.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering Environmental Specialisation (62550) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Master of Ocean Leadership (62540) or the Master of Public Policy (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (42580)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures: 2 hours; tutorials: 1 hour; labs: 1 hour (4 hours/week for 12 weeks)
 ENVT5003Sustainable Nature-based Tourism
N/AENVT5502Marine and Coastal Planning and Management
Prerequisites:
SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences or completion of 12 points at Level 4 or equivalent or higher, or approval of unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
EART3331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management; EART8331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management
3 hours per week (the total workload for the unit is 150 hours)
 ENVT5504GIS and the Built Environment
S1ENVT5509Global Ecological Challenges
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Ecotourism (73510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/presentation/discussions: 2 hours per week (13 sessions over 7 weeks) The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
S2GEOG4001Migration and Development
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
workshops: 5 hours per week for 8 weeks (block taught with a 2-hour teaching block, followed by a break of at least 1 hour, then a 3-hour teaching block—all on the same day)
S1, S2SCIE5304Science Practicum
Prerequisites:
enrollment in Master of Science Communication (51580) or the Master of Exercise Science (52510), or the Master of Environmental Science (72530), or the Master of Biological Science (72520), or the Master of Biological Arts (71530), or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510), or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) and approval of the unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours in Practicum placement (the majority of student time in the unit) as arranged with the unit coordinator and host/supervisor. Additional, minor, contact hours for initial and post-placement discussions with coordinator, and final presentation and review.
 SCIE5500Modelling Natural Systems

Land and Water Management specialisation

Students may be required to take conversion units including GEOS4499 Land and Water Fundamentals, up to a value of 24 points, based on an assessment of prior learning by the Faculty.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2ENVT3339Land Rehabilitation
Prerequisites:
6 Points Unit ENVT2236 Soil Science (ID 5793) Or EART2231 Earth Materials (ID 1272) Or EART2234 Earth Processes (ID 1527) Or ENVT2251 Hydrology and Water Resource Management (ID 1279)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 2 hours per week; field work/practicals/labs: 2 hours per week
S1ENVT3361Environmental Assessment
Prerequisites:
ENVT2236 Soil Science or ENVT2251 Hydrology and Water Resource Management or ENVT2221 Global Climate Change and Biodiversity or ENVT2250 Ecology
Co-requisites:
Chemistry ATAR or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry or equivalent or permission of the unit coordinator.
Incompatibility:
ENVT3336 Land, Soil and Water Research Project; ENVT8336 Land, Soil and Water Research Project
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 Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Geographic Information Science (71570)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
1 x 4 hour workshop per week for 8 weeks
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course or honours
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
STAT1400 Statistics for Science; STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics; STAT2210 Biometrics 1; SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
24 hours. The total workload for this unit is 150 hours.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ENVT4401Advanced Land Use and Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Geographic Information Science (71570)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
three 2-day blocks (the total workload for the unit is 150 hours)
NSENVT4406Catchment and River Processes
Prerequisites:
Course Enrolment 72530 Master of Environmental Science (ID 166) Or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science (ID 164) Or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology (ID 168) Or 71580 Master of Biotechnology (ID 389) Or 72520 Master of Biological Science (ID 165) Or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours) (ID 4)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 3 hours per week; field trip: one week in week 6
S2ENVT5503Remediation of Soils and Groundwater
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
 ENVT5510Soil Dynamics

For students in course by coursework only, take unit(s) to the value of 30 points, of which 4 units must be at Level 5.

For student in course by coursework and dissertation, take unit(s) to the value of 6 points.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
 BIOL5503Assessing fauna biodiversity in managed landscapes
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering Environmental Specialisation (62550) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Master of Ocean Leadership (62540) or the Master of Public Policy (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (42580)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures: 2 hours; tutorials: 1 hour; labs: 1 hour (4 hours/week for 12 weeks)
S1ENVT4409Remote Sensing of the Environment
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Unit ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications (ID 2041) Or GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems (ID 1384)
Incompatibility:
Nil
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S2ENVT5001Biotechnology in the Natural Environment
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Biotechnology (71580) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures/tutorials: 2 hours per fortnight; field trips/case study work: 2 hours per fortnight
 ENVT5002Advanced Studies in Environmental Biotechnology
 ENVT5003Sustainable Nature-based Tourism
 ENVT5505Biodiversity and Landscapes
 ENVT5508Advanced Spatial Analytics
S1ENVT5512Ecosystem Biogeochemistry
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or Master of Environmental Science (72530)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ENVT3305 Ecosystem Biogeochemistry, ENVT8305 Ecosystem Biogeochemistry
one full day per week for six consecutive weeks (the total workload for the unit is 150 hours)
S1, S2SCIE5304Science Practicum
Prerequisites:
enrollment in Master of Science Communication (51580) or the Master of Exercise Science (52510), or the Master of Environmental Science (72530), or the Master of Biological Science (72520), or the Master of Biological Arts (71530), or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510), or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) and approval of the unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours in Practicum placement (the majority of student time in the unit) as arranged with the unit coordinator and host/supervisor. Additional, minor, contact hours for initial and post-placement discussions with coordinator, and final presentation and review.
 SCIE5500Modelling Natural Systems

Marine and Coastal Management 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
S2EART2204Coastal Processes
Prerequisites:
EART1105 The Dynamic Planet or GEOG1103 Geographies of a Global City
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
EART3337 Coastal Environments; GEOG3307 Coastal Environments
lectures: 2 hours per week; practicals/labs: 1 x 3 hours per week
S1ENVT3306Coastal Conservation and Management
Prerequisites:
SCIE2204 Marine Systems
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 2 hours per week (for 10 weeks from week 2)
S2ENVT3307Oceanography
Prerequisites:
SCIE2204 Marine Systems
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 2 hours per week; laboratories: 2 hours per week from week 2
S1SCIE2204Marine Systems
Prerequisites:
EART1105 The Dynamic Planet or BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week; labs/field trips: equivalent of 2 hours per week

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
 ENVT4403Coastal and Estuarine Processes
N/AENVT5502Marine and Coastal Planning and Management
Prerequisites:
SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences or completion of 12 points at Level 4 or equivalent or higher, or approval of unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
EART3331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management; EART8331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management
3 hours per week (the total workload for the unit is 150 hours)
N/APLNG5511Climate Change Policy and Planning
Prerequisites:
nil
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil
One day a week over six weeks.
S1SCIE5505Global Change and the Marine Environment
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Biological Science (72520) or Master of Biotechnology (71580) or Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
Co-requisites:
nil
Incompatibility:
nil
7 hours per week for 6 weeks

For students in course by coursework only, take units to the value of 30 points, of which 3 units must be at Level 5.
For student in course by coursework and dissertation, take units to the value of 6 points.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2BIOL4407Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management
Prerequisites:
Course Enrolment 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)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
150 hours in total
NSBIOL4408Marine Ecology
Prerequisites:
Course Enrolment 72520 Master of Biological Science (ID 165) 74540 Master of Marine Biology (ID 1902) Or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours) (ID 4) And 6 Points Unit ANIM3361 Animal Ecology (ID 1294) Or ENVT3363 Ecological Processes (ID 1290) Or SCIE3304 Field Techniques in Marine Science (ID 1284)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
This unit is block-taught during the summer semester and involves a field trip of five days plus travel time at a cost of up to 0 to the student, plus up to four days of lectures and planning (including occupational health and safety) and up to four days of analysis and presentation of results. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours, up to 100 of which are contact hours.
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering Environmental Specialisation (62550) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Master of Ocean Leadership (62540) or the Master of Public Policy (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (42580)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures: 2 hours; tutorials: 1 hour; labs: 1 hour (4 hours/week for 12 weeks)
S1ENVT4409Remote Sensing of the Environment
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Unit ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications (ID 2041) Or GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems (ID 1384)
Incompatibility:
Nil
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 ENVT5003Sustainable Nature-based Tourism
 ENVT5508Advanced Spatial Analytics
S1ENVT5509Global Ecological Challenges
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Ecotourism (73510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/presentation/discussions: 2 hours per week (13 sessions over 7 weeks) The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
S2PLNG5411Urban and Regional Analysis
Prerequisites:
nil
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis
40 (teaching blocks: 12 x 2 hours 45 minutes; field trip: 1 x 7 hours)
S1, S2SCIE5304Science Practicum
Prerequisites:
enrollment in Master of Science Communication (51580) or the Master of Exercise Science (52510), or the Master of Environmental Science (72530), or the Master of Biological Science (72520), or the Master of Biological Arts (71530), or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510), or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) and approval of the unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours in Practicum placement (the majority of student time in the unit) as arranged with the unit coordinator and host/supervisor. Additional, minor, contact hours for initial and post-placement discussions with coordinator, and final presentation and review.

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 module

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).

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

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 and the Geographic Information Science and Environmental Management specialisations an applicant must have completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either science, engineering, urban and regional planning, or policy studies; or a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA

(3) For the Land and Water Management specialisation an applicant must have completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either earth, environmental, or physical sciences; or a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA

(4) For the Marine and Coastal Management specialisation an applicant must have completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either marine, environmental, 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 at Level 4 or Level 5, which includes the course core units, may apply to the Faculty 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, may apply to the Faculty 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-ENVMM Environmental Management
  • SP-GISEM Geographic Information Science and Environmental Management
  • SP-LWMGT Land and Water Management
  • SP-MCMGT Marine and Coastal Management

(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 ACE 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.

Additional rules
Research project

13. 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.