Undergraduate

Environmental Management and Sustainability

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.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

MJ-ENVM

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Selection rank

70

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Get hands-on experience

In our native bushlands, wetlands, banskia woodlands and gardens during your course.

Benefit from industry connections

Experience work integrated learning, guest lecturers, industry seminars and workshops.

Volunteer for projects

There are many opportunities to participate in environmental activities and initiatives.

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Overview

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.

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.

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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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