Environmental Management and Science is offered as a major field of study in the Master of Environment degree.
The Environmental Management and Science major will attract students seeking an interdisciplinary scientific perspective, for work largely in scientific and environmental careers. Graduates should be well placed to offer leadership through a solid understanding of environmental modelling, monitoring and assessment techniques, and application of technology.
This major will provide an appreciation for the role of modelling in environmental science; an overview of the range of environmental models in use; the skills required to model environmental systems and processes; an introduction to the construction and mathematical analysis of environmental models; and a high level of ability to analyse and evaluate environmental issues.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of the Environmental Science major, students will be able to:
- Describe major current global environmental challenges facing scientists and policy-makers;
- Discuss the relevance of a range of scientific disciplines to environmental management including meteorology, ecology, toxicology, hydrology, geology and epidemiology;
- Analyse the role of various evidentiary approaches to supporting science-based arguments including empirical observation and analysis, modelling and use of expert opinion; and
- Judge the merit of scientific arguments made in documents related to environmental policy
Last updated: 16 October 2020