Environment and Sustainability - S6002

Environment and Sustainability

Expert master degree

Our future hangs in the balance. Humanity is developing at speed causing widespread environmental, economic and social challenges for sustaining life on Earth. It’s vital for us to change and adapt in all aspects of how we work and live.

If you’re future-conscious and want to transform society through sustainable solutions, this is your chance to learn the skills you’ll need. It’ll give you the training, language and tools to be a leader in a rapidly growing field. You’ll explore the trends, issues and science underlying global sustainability problems, and learn how to evaluate, analyse and collaborate across sectors to influence, motivate and effect positive, sustainable change.

Get hands-on, real-world experience through an internship, interdisciplinary or research project to help drive innovation, and be taught by global and professional experts from multiple disciplines and sectors, who are leading the environment and sustainability agenda in Australia and internationally.

Combine your industry experience or previous study with a strong foundation in understanding sustainability challenges, and use it to advance sustainability solutions in your sector. You’ll have the skills to provide strategic leadership in policy formulation, governance and regulatory advice,  management  and  capacity-building  in  sectors  as diverse as business, government and not-for-profits.

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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Duration
2 years/1.5 years /1 year
Start date
Semester one (February), Semester two (July) and October Intake
Qualification
Master of Environment and Sustainability
Course Handbook
The Master of Environment and Sustainability allows you to specialise in one of five areas.

Please select a specialisation for more details:

Industry advantage

You'll be taught by leading experts and hear from some of the best industry connections in the field. Take advantage of professional enhancement units, plus professional internships for credit with our 400+ providers, and graduate with every advantage to take the next step in your career.

Flexible study

On-campus and selected flexible online options available. Complete in as short as one year, or study part-time (domestic only). Choose from early evening classes and intensive several week block units – we have multiple options to suit you.

Changing the world through research

For Master of Environment and Sustainability graduate Thomas Kennett, undertaking a thesis has led to presenting research to government, working as a consultant and making real sustainable change.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Entry level 1: 96 points to complete Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) with at least 60% (credit) average, or equivalent qualification and experience approved by the faculty.

Entry level 2: 72 points to complete Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including business, environmental science, humanities, science or social sciences, with at least 60% (credit) average, or equivalent qualification and experience approved by the faculty.

or

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) and an Australian graduate certificate/diploma (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including business, environmental science, humanities, science or social sciences with at least 60% (credit) average in each qualification, or equivalent qualification and experience approved by the faculty.

Entry level 3: 48 points to complete Duration: 1 years full-time, 2 years part-time

An Australian bachelor honours degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including business, environmental science, humanities, science or social sciences with at least 60% (credit) average, or equivalent qualification and experience approved by the faculty leading the specialisation.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

The course is structured in four parts. Part A. Environment and sustainability core studies, Part B. Specialisation preparatory studies, Part C. Specialist studies, and Part D. Advanced practice.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code S6002

Apply

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code S6002

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Closing date

Applications for semester two close 13 July 2020.

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Note Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2021 rates and should only be used as a guide.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$36,000

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.