Where will this take me?
Interdisciplinary, multi and cross-disciplinary science is essential when addressing environmental issues. No longer can specialist researchers work in isolation. Instead, ecologists work on major infrastructure projects and geographers work with urban utilities, and sustainability experts work with lawyers.
We need people who can stand back and look at the big picture, to find the connections and build the networks of people to solve the world's environmental problems. Take the Great Barrier Reef, for example. Biologists, agricultural scientists, climate scientists, economists, and sociologists are just some of the groups that need to work together to find the way forward to protect this irreplaceable treasure. As a project coordinator, you could find the connection that makes all the difference.
Our graduates go on to work as environmental scientists, environmental engineers, environmental policy and regulation specialists, consultants, soil specialists, and ecologists.
Employers in this field include:
- Government departments of agriculture and environment such as state government, Parks Victoria, EPA Victoria and the Bureau of Meteorology
- Professional services companies including AECOM, Cardno, Jacobs and GHD
- Universities and public research institutions such as the CSIRO.
At the end of the course, if you complete the optional research project, you could qualify to undertake a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy).