18 months

Starting Date

February, July, November

Tuition Fee

AUD $33,200 per year





About the program

Recognised by every environmental management agency in Australia, this online course is developed in close association with industry and government. Your specialist knowledge across conservation, natural resources or water resources will help secure a rewarding career in environmentally focused business or government agencies.

Two key questions facing our nation are how to maintain the health and integrity of our natural environment and how to ensure ecosystem services are protected for generations to come. On completion of the Environmental Management (with specialisations) program from Charles Sturt University, you’ll be able to use environmental management techniques developed throughout the program to address a range of problems associated with these questions, including novel and complex problems that require innovation and creativity.

Our lecturers are dedicated professionals with many years of collective experience in the field. You will develop advanced knowledge and skills about managing our environment, particularly landscape rehabilitation and restoration, ecosystem management and conservation.

This course is offered online – enabling you to balance your study with work, family and lifestyle commitments. You’ll learn using a range of online resources and communication tools, as well as through attending residential schools on campus for some subjects and undertaking workplace learning in industry. Residential schools provide practical experience using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that emphasise sustainable design.

The course focuses strongly on real-world situations. A mix of biophysical and ecological sciences and management subjects are provided as a pool of subjects. This allows you to tailor your degree to suit your career aspirations.

Career opportunities

On completing your Master of Environmental Management, you could work to conserve and improve habitat conditions and the health and wellbeing of natural ecosystems through the design and delivery of restoration projects. You could also help build sustainable agricultural enterprises and practices through your understanding of Australia’s unique agricultural systems and the environments that support them. Or you could focus on environmental science and secure a niche in a growing industry.

Courses Included

  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
  • Managing Projects and Resources
  • Critical Studies: Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
  • Environmental Policy
  • Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Wildlife Management
  • Fire Ecology and Management
  • Vegetation Management
  • River and Floodplain Ecology
  • River Restoration and Protection

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