Faculty of Science

Master of Environmental Science

Testamur Title of Degree:

Master of Environmental Science

Abbreviation:

MEnvSc

Home Faculty:

Science

Duration:

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Total Credit Points:

48

Delivery Mode:

Face-to-face

Starting Session(s):

Autumn and Spring

Location:

Wollongong

UOW Course Code:

1500

CRICOS Code:

026171M

Overview

This program is designed for applicants who wish to extend their knowledge of science relating to the environment, by studying areas not covered in their undergraduate Science or Engineering degree (including environmental policy, planning and management).

Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge

Completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree in: Environmental Science; Science; Applied Science; Agriculture; Forestry; Veterinary Science or Engineering (or equivalent qualifications and/or professional experience).

Alternative Entry Criteria: The person would be required to have been working in a position for at least five years which, if they left, would be filled by an appropriately qualified graduate. Normally a written statement from a suitably qualified person, usually a senior manager with a strong science background, is required as confirmation of the necessary skills.

Course Requirements

Students will undertake a program of at least 48 credit points comprising two compulsory subjects, and optional subjects selected from the subjects listed below and approved by the Coordinator of the degree.

Course Program

Subjects

Session

Credit Points

ENVI922

The Scientific Basis of Environmental Management

Spring

12

ENVI923

Environmental Planning

Autumn

12

Plus at least 24 credit points chosen from:

EESC901

Advanced Plate Tectonics, Macrotopography and Earth History

Autumn

12

EESC902

Advanced Coastal Environments

Spring

12

EESC903

Advanced Fluvial Geomorphology and Sedimentology

Autumn

12

EESC904

Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Spring

12

EESC905

Advanced Remote Sensing

Spring

12

EESC912

Advanced Soils, Landscapes and Hydrology

Spring

12

EESC914

Fundamentals of Spatial Science

Autumn or Spring

12

EESC916

Coastal Population Studies

Autumn

12

EESC918

Advanced Environmental and Heritage Management

Spring

12

EESC926

Advanced Resources and Environments

Spring

12

EESC951

Advanced Topic B

Annual, Autumn, or Spring

8

ENVE985

Environmental Engineering

Autumn

8

ENVI910

Directed Studies in Environmental Chemistry

Annual, Autumn, or Spring

12

ENVI911

Directed Studies in Ecology

Annual

12

ENVI912

Directed Studies in Land Resources

Annual, Autumn, or Spring

12

ENVI913

Directed Studies in Earth Sciences

Annual, Autumn, or Spring

12

ENVI919

Directed Studies in Environmental Science

Annual, Autumn, or Spring

12

LAW9380

Law for Environmental Managers

Spring

8

STAT955

Sample Surveys and Experimental Design

Autumn

8

STS 929

Studies in Resource and Environmental Policy

Annual, Autumn, or Spring

8

Other Information

For further information contact the Faculty of Science Office or telephone +61 2 4221 3530.

The Degree Coordinator is Professor John Morrison, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Room 41.G27, email: johnm@uow.edu.au.