In this course, you will study the structure and function of cells as the chemical basis of life, become familiar with environmental impact assessment, rehabilitation and restoration techniques, classify contaminants or trace the effects of toxins in the environment.
This course will allow you to refine your knowledge of the environmental sciences by focusing on biodiversity and sustainability. A special emphasis is placed in environmental management, including available tools for evaluation of ecosystem rehabilitation and restoration.
In addition, a research project in a selected field of environmental biology and management is considered an important component of the course. Intensive study periods may also be available over the summer or vacation periods.
Australian & NZ Students
You must have a bachelor degree in science and have achieved competency in environmental biology or a related discipline to the level of second year tertiary study.
Minimum English language entry requirements:
IELTS ACADEMIC (INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM)
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
Conservation Biology and Sustainability
Plant Diversity and Adaptation
Science Masters Research Methodologies
Environmental Impact Assessment
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
Diversity of Animal Life
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
Advanced Statistics for Environment and Agriculture
Aquatic Environmental Management
Environment and Agriculture Research Project 1
Environment and Agriculture Research Project 2
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
Water Resource Management
Climate Change, Modelling and Adaptation
Environment and Agriculture Research Project 3
Career opportunities exist within government departments and private companies that are concerned with natural resources management. There are also a growing number of biologists employed as environmental officers, environmental consultants and urban ecologists.
Alternatively, you may wish to pursue a career in research.
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