The experience


Designed for future leaders

Our program is professional and interdisciplinary, designed for future leaders in environment and sustainability fields.

Our graduates are ‘T-shaped’ professionals – individuals with both wide knowledge of environmental issues and sustainability topics, and deep skills in their areas of specialisation.

Areas of specialisation can include climate change and development, biophysical and earth surface science, energy efficiency and modelling, and education and social change.

Professional networks

Our students have extensive engagement with industry, government, and private enterprise, through interactive seminars, work-integrated internships, applied research projects with partner organisations, and numerous networking events and opportunities.

The program is constantly refined in collaboration with our Community and Industry Advisory Board, who provide practical and immediate insights into current workforce trends and needs, and facilitate student interaction with their organisations and professional communities

Career connections

There are many events that will connect you with industry and employers throughout the year. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with and learn from professionals in your field, and to join the STEM Industry Mentoring Program to develop your communication skills and employability.


While you’re studying with us, why not take advantage of the many opportunities available for you to get involved with volunteering to extend your learning opportunities, connect with communities, and enhance your employability. One opportunity for volunteering is through the Science Student Ambassadors program.

Study abroad

To add a global experience to your degree, consider studying overseas. The Master of Environment offers several intensive overseas subjects, to places like China, India and Timor-Leste.

Most university degrees allow you to develop a set of specialised skills in a particular profession. The Masters of Environment at the University of Melbourne is different. It allows you to take a step back so that you can take a look at the big picture.

– Kirsten Simpson, Master of Environment