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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleMEnvSc
CRICOS code054586M
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3902

Notes

  • Minimum candidature is one year full-time or two years part-time.

Description

Geography and environmental science is concerned with understanding dimensions, complexities and relationships of the physical, human and environmental world. The school has an active research program that provides research training and the foundations for interactions across a range of government, non-government and industry sectors. There are a number of broad research strengths within the school including:

  • urban and regional sustainability - associated with social, cultural, economic, environmental and political change across a range of scales (global to local); dealing with a range of activities (housing, economic development, resource management, sustainability) and contexts (Australia, Africa and Indo-Pacific Region)
  • short and long-term changes in climate, vegetation and the physical and human landscape
  • the socio-political structures shaping human interactions with the biosphere and the exploration of the community governance of environmental and ecological change at the local, national and international scale
  • specialisation in the archaeology of Aboriginal Australia and Torres Strait
  • GIS and remote sensing, with strong emphasis on scientific applications to environmental and resource management, GIS for mapping and modelling in local government, transport and land use planning applications.

Research component

100 per cent

Structure

Students undertake a program of research under supervision and submit a thesis. Research topics are decided in consultation with staff in the students' chosen discipline.

Requirements

Candidates submit a thesis of 30,000 to 40,000 words.

Award(s)

Master of Environmental Science