Master of Environmental Science

  • CRICOS Code: 092793M

Where will this take me?


Interdisciplinary, multi and cross-disciplinary science is essential when addressing environmental issues. No longer can specialist researchers working 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 developers and regulation specialists
  • Soil specialists
  • Ecologists.

Employers in this field include:

  • Government departments of agriculture and environment such as State Government, Parks Victoria, EPA Victoria and Bureau of Meteorology
  • Corporate business including AECOM, Cardno, Jacobs and GHD
  • Academic and public research institutions such as universities, or the CSIRO.

Technical and professional skills

When you graduate from the course, you’ll have a broad understanding of environmental science, with specialist skills and practical industry experience.