Master of Science (Ecosystem Science)
- CRICOS Code: 094597K
Where will this take me?
Our graduates go on to work as:
- Sustainability experts
- Environmental risk managers
- Research and policy advisors.
Employers in this field include:
- Government departments of environment and economic development, including VicForests and the Forestry Corporation of NSW
- Academic and public research institutions such as universities, or the CSIRO.
Technical and professional skills
On graduating from the course you’ll have in-depth knowledge of your chosen area, plus strong professional skills in:
- Critical thinking and problem-solving
- Research design and literature reviews
- Analysing and interpreting data
- Communicating research findings.
At the end of the course, you’ll be well-placed to begin a PhD in your field, if you choose.
The Master of Science (Ecosystem Science) is an ideal starting point for research in this field, and our first-ever student, Sarah McColl Gausden, is a perfect example of this pathway.
Sarah's enjoyment of a fire ecology subject in her Bachelor of Science led her to the Master of Science (Ecosystem Science) and a research project supervised by Associate Professor Trent Penman.
Sarah is now completing a PhD with Dr Penman, examining whether fire management can be used to maintain and enhance biodiversity in a changing climate.