The Environmental Science - Marine and Coastal Management course from The University of Western Australia seeks to create sought after professionals who have the knowledge and practical skills to manage and solve environmental challenges, from local to global, now and into the future. 

Overview

Tap into UWA's long history of multidisciplinary research into environmental systems, and benefit from our unique experience in identifying innovative technology and policy based solutions. 

The Environmental Science - Marine and Coastal Management course from The University of Western Australia is highly inter-disciplinary, providing students with a rigorous understanding of environmental processes, in parallel to studies in environmental policy and management approaches. 

Throughout the course students gain important skills in data analysis and interpretation, lab and field methods, plus GIS and remote sensing. Importantly, you will become an innovative thinker who can critically assess advanced research in your chosen area of specialisation, and integrate this with your knowledge of policy and cutting-edge technologies, to identify solutions for ensuring the long-term sustainability of our environment.

Career Pathways

Graduates from the Master of Environmental Science find employment in a range of areas including environmental consulting firms, Commonwealth and state agencies responsible for the environment, water, conservation, agriculture and food, and primary industries. Other employers are private sector firms working in the resources sector and non-government organisations. 

The specialisations have been designed in consultation with the industry to ensure graduates are highly competent and sought-after in their chosen field.  One of the fastest growing areas of demand within the environmental sciences is for professionals with expertise in Geographical Information Science and how this can be applied to support environmental management. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Coastal Processes
  • Coastal Conservation and Management 
  • Geographic Information Systems Applications 
  • Assessing Environmental Quality 
  • The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science 
  • Coastal Hazards and Adaptation 
  • Marine and Coastal Planning and Management 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    82

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

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General Requirements

  • a bachelor's degree, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; 
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; 
  • met the prerequisite for the chosen specialisation
CRICOS: 074951G

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38304 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 76600 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Domestic average annual fee: $8934

Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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