100 subject points taken over 12 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 must complete 100 subject points comprising of:
- Discipline component (core) subjects (12.5 points)
- Elective subjects (87.5 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 - Climate Change 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 governance and leadership 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 practice, 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 ...
Detailed Information MULT90004
|Sustainability and Behaviour ChangeCore||12.5|
Sustainability and Behaviour Change
It is perhaps obvious that human behaviour is having a negative impact on our environment. Behavioural change, thus, is pivotal to ensure a more environmentally sustainable future. However the question of behavioural change is vexed. Some argue that humans are ‘naturally’ greedy and selfish, others suggest that we are ‘puppets’ - the victims of the social structures engendered by capitalism, and yet others trust that good behaviour will follow from the ‘truth’; knowledge about environmental problems. These and other views of behaviour set up particular change strategies. The above examples suggest three strategies for changing behaviour: provide people with incentives that will lead them ...
Detailed Information ENST90032
|Adapting to Climate ChangeCore||12.5|
Adapting to Climate Change
This subject focuses on climate change adaptation, and in particular its environmental, political, social and policy dimensions. It explores the ways which climate change poses risks to human wellbeing, and the ways these risks can be managed. It draws on examples from Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. It explains that adaptation and its success can be thought of and approached in multiple ways, shaped in part by existing interests and the varied and dynamic places in which adaptation is being consciously or unconsciously implemented. The subject also highlights that adaptation poses as well as addresses risks, and that decisions about adaptation need to be considered critically and ...
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|Climate Change MitigationCore||12.5|
Climate Change Mitigation
This subject will focus on the complex topic of climate change mitigation. Climate change mitigation includes actions we take globally, nationally and individually to limit changes in the global climate caused by human activities. Mitigation activities are designed to reduce greenhouse emissions and/or increase the amount of greenhouse gases removed from the atmosphere by greenhouse sinks. The subject will provide a critical and multidisciplinary overview of strategies for climate change mitigation but focuses on the technical feasibility and effectiveness of different mitigation options in the many different sectors that emit or sequester greenhouse gases. We will discuss in detail the e...
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|Climate Change Politics and PolicyCore||12.5|
Climate Change Politics and Policy
This subject introduces and analyses critical concepts and terms central to debates over climate change, including risk and uncertainty, adaptation and mitigation, burden sharing, and problems and issues relating to regimes, strategies and policy instruments for addressing global warming. The subject considers the rise of climate change as a policy problem. It reviews and analyses the history of climate change policy as it has evolved nationally and internationally. It examines the interactions between national and regional climate policy, including in Australia, the United States, the European Union and China. It analyses debates and concerns that have led to the evolution of the Framewo...
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|Community Natural Resource ManagementCore||12.5|
Community Natural Resource Management
In this interdisciplinary subject, a range of ideas and theories from the social sciences are applied to situations in which members of the community are involved in natural resource management. Subject teaching includes lectures, group exercises and case studies, including a one day field trip. The subject is presented under nine main headings: philosophy and evolution of participation and community management; models of community management of forests and other natural resources - overseas and in Australia; understanding communities and stakeholders; issues of power and knowledge in community management; policy and institutional issues in community management; process and techniques in...
Detailed Information NRMT90007
The use of project management techniques has risen sharply. Examples of projects include research and development studies, reorganisation efforts, implementation of change programs, installation of a new piece of equipment, advertising campaigns, construction, organising special events and other one-off endeavours. The subject will cover the key drivers of project success, training and leadership in project environments. Project selection is the first critical set of decisions. Matching of the projects selected to the organisation’s strategy is taken as the starting point. Practical tools and techniques will then be introduced to manage the project or special event for success. The subjec...
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|Internship in DevelopmentCore||12.5|
Internship in Development
Internship in Development is an elective subject available to Postgraduate students in Development and various cognate disciplines and fields of study. The local internship subject aims to provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills learnt in class and enhance their understanding of the current approaches to the broad field of development through a structured period of contributing as a temporary staff member in a government, non-government or private corporation within Australia. Students are able to select a host organisation to further develop their knowledge and skills in their chosen area of interest. The exposure to a different cultural, socio-political...
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