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Master of Ecosystem Management and Conservation (MC-ECOSMC)

Masters (Coursework)Year: 2019 Delivered: On Campus (Parkville)

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Award titleMaster of Ecosystem Management and Conservation
Year & campus2019 — Parkville
CRICOS code098317B
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level 9
Credit points200 credit points
Duration24 months full time or 48 months part time

The Master of Ecosystem Management and Conservation aims to prepare graduates for a wide range of ecosystem and landscape management employment pathways by preparing graduates with an understanding the biophysical and the social aspects of ecosystem management and how to function across local and landscape levels to address the problems of the future. The course seeks to development key practical and technical based skills sets as well as the knowledge and theories that underpin them creating graduates who can evaluate, collaborate and act. It is ultimately designed to prepare graduates for employment outcomes and will provide a cohort experience between graduates, teaching staff and practitioners to foster a connected and engaged coursework experience.

Features of the Master of Ecosystem Management and Conservation:

  • It is a two year (full-time) or part-time equivalent coursework degree that prepares students for careers in the forest, landscape, ecosystem, conservation and natural resource management sectors.
  • Acceleration is possible by for students who have completed study in the similar field reducing the length of the program to 1.5 years, subject to the approval.
  • Comprises a core set of subjects aimed at developing a base set of essential and transferable skills and knowledge required by ecosystem and conservation managers more broadly.
  • Utilises electives to provide students with options to tailor their course to specific areas to build breadth or depth that builds on the skills and knowledge gained through the core subjects.
  • Incorporates professional skills subjects including options for a placement based internships to develop industry experience and establish key networks with future employers nationally and internationally.
  • Includes Foundation subjects to provide students new to field with essential background or bridging knowledge making this course accessible to a wider audience interested in careers in ecosystem and conservation management.
  • Taught as a mixture of semester and intensive mode delivery with supplementary off-campus field based study.
  • Research pathways are possible.
  • Includes some Commonwealth Supported Places (HECS) and Australian Fee-paying places.
  • Financial support may be available through government student support schemes and other government and industry scholarships.
  • Supports study abroad and student exchange nationally and internationally.
  • Draws on the research and teaching strengths of academics, educators and practitioners in the forest, landscape, ecosystem, conservation and natural resource management sectors nationally and internationally.