50 subject points taken over 6 months full time. This course is available as full or part time for domestic students. All subjects are delivered on-campus (Parkville).
This course is available for entry:
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
You will complete 50 subject points comprising of:
- Discipline component (core) subjects (12.5 points)
- Discipline elective subjects (37.5 points)
Please note that your elective subjects must be selected from an approved subject list in consultation with an academic advisor. The relevant elective subjects are all approved for the tailored specialisation in the Master of Environment.
Sample Course Plan - Urban Greening Focus
|Sustainability Governance and LeadershipCore||12.5|
Sustainability Governance and Leadership
This subject provides an introduction and critical appraisal of different disciplinary approaches to environmental sustainability; and recurring management issues, including the implementation of tools, techniques and strategies for achieving environmental sustainability. It also raises some major challenges to sustainability, as a concept and as a policy, across a range of scales and sectors and their implications for environmental governance and leadership. Subject classes and materials will address a range of themes, including: contemporary environmental challenges; sustainability principles; environmental flows; cities and sustainability; environmental governance and leadership – theo...
Detailed Information MULT90004
|Plants and the Urban EnvironmentCore||12.5|
Plants and the Urban Environment
This subject explores the relationship between the urban environment and the plants that grow in urban landscapes. It examines how urbanisation alters the physical and climatic environment of cities and the influence of these changes on urban vegetation and the ecosystem services they provide. Topics include: the ecology and characteristics of remnant, spontaneous and designed vegetation in cities, identification of species typical of these communities, designed systems that use plants to provide ecosystem services, the effects of urbanisation on climate, air, water and soils and the response of plants and animals to these changes.
Detailed Information HORT90003
|Water Sensitive Urban DesignCore||12.5|
Water Sensitive Urban Design
There is increasing recognition around the world of the threats facing urban environments and their water resources. In many cities water demand is approaching or exceeding limits of sustainability, leading to increasing interest in alternative water sources, such as stormwater harvesting, wastewater recycling and desalination. At the same time, receiving environments such as urban streams and bays are threatened by pollution and erosion from stormwater runoff, or eutrophication due to discharge of poorly-treated wastewater. There is also increasing recognition of the importance of water in the urban landscape, and of its role in the welfare and health of humans. The concept of “water s...
Detailed Information EVSC90025
In this subject you will study research, applications and practice of therapeutic landscapes across social, community, horticultural and education settings. The content includes methods and approaches used in therapeutic horticulture, horticultural therapy programs, planning, design and construction of therapeutic landscapes, models and examples of successful practice in school, childrens and community gardens. Field visits and practical activities form part of the content.
Detailed Information HORT90011