How do we sustain biodiversity and world resources while still creating better environments for people to live? These are the environmental challenges you’ll learn to develop sustainable solutions for.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
With growing populations globally, managing environments to ensure sustainable use of resources and conservation of biodiversity is more important than ever. Launch your career in environmental management with a local, national and international focus.
Understand how to critically analyse issues, solve problems, and communicate effectively with others as you tackle current and future environmental issues and develop sustainable solutions. With practical experience throughout the course, including both on campus and in field trips, you’ll develop knowledge in environmental restoration and management, approaches to sustainability, and technical skills in statistics and mapping technology.
Graduate with a scientific knowledge-base, combined with hands-on experience in real-world issues, giving you an edge in future employment.
8 reasons to study Environmental Management and Sustainability at Murdoch
- Five-star rating for student-teacher ratio, overall experience, student support and teaching quality.*
*Source: Good Universities Guide 2020
- Get practical experience right here on campus – Murdoch’s campus includes two conservation category wetlands and a banksia woodland that you will have access to throughout your course.
- Gain an understanding of how both legal and policy frameworks are integral to environmental management.
- Get hands-on experience with turtles, quendas, endangered Carnaby’s and other black cockatoos on campus, living in a sustainable ‘green development’ landscape.
- Learn how to work in interdisciplinary teams to address the local, regional and international sustainability issues that matter to you.
- Use spatial planning technology to reconcile human use and native habitat in protected areas.
- Develop practical restoration plans in a global biodiversity hotspot and monitor the recovery of ecosystems affected by development.
- Volunteer with external organisations or get involved in restoration projects and research on campus.
What you’ll learn
Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:
- how to manage social and environmental values of protected areas, such as national parks
- how legislation and policy underpin conservation and natural resource management
- effective, science-based environmental restoration techniques
- systems thinking skills for global and regional sustainability
- an ecological knowledge base to inform your management actions.
Customise your courseCustomise your course with a second major or combined degree. Adding a second major or combined degree enhances your career prospects and allows you to specialise in two areas of study. Here are some combinations we recommend:
You can also customise your course with minors in Nature-based Tourism, Ecosystem Management, Environmental Issues, Resource Management, Waste and Water Management, and more.
Your future career
Pursue a career in the fields of air and water quality, biodiversity and ecosystem restoration, climate change adaptation and mitigation, ecotourism, education, forestry, fisheries and wildlife, green/alternative energy, mining rehabilitation, natural resource management, parks management, policy formation, sustainability, urban planning or waste management.
Careers could include:
- Environmental Consultant
- Mining Rehabilitation Officer
- Natural Resource Manager
- Parks and Wildlife Officer
- Urban and Regional Planner.
You could work in the private sector as a consultant, in government organisations across all levels – local through international, or in a research facility.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth Campus or external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
Entry requirements for
This course can be completed internally or externally. External students will be required to attend classes on-campus for some units.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
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