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Environment and Climate Emergency

Masters by Coursework

MC-ENVCLM

Course
Masters of Environment and Climate Emergency
CRICOS
0101365
Duration
2 years full-time
Credit
400
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Engage with climate emergency issues, explore approaches to inform relevant policies and practices and apply your learnings to develop a strategic response.

Broad career options

Apply your skills and knowledge through professional work and community engagement.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

This master by coursework is a Curtin research-led flagship course that leverages local and global partnerships to provide you with an advanced and unique education experience. 

The master degree, which is achieved over your second year of study in the Environment and Climate Emergency course, offers problem-focused and work-related learning experiences that are tailored to your interests and can open pathways to future research. 

This course consists of two core dissertation units, research methods units and optional units to support your final dissertation. Your chosen research dissertation topic will be guided and oriented by an experienced supervisor throughout the course.

You will have the opportunity to engage with the latest research related to your topic at the innovative Legacy Living Laboratory (L3), a state-of-the-art data visualisation space and research facility. L3 is also a meeting place of researchers, practitioners and industry and government partners, providing an ideal hub for learning and networking. Content is supported by demand-driven research at the Curtin University Sustainability and Policy (CUSP) Institute.

The master degree comprises three levels of study, with completion of one level providing credit towards the next. You can choose to exit the degree at the graduate certificate or graduate diploma level.

Students who complete the master degree to a high standard may apply for doctoral-level studies.

Why study

  • Graduates of this course are prepared to be game-changers and contribute appropriate and innovative solutions to challenges posed by climate change and the potentially irreversible harm to the planet caused by unsustainable human activity. 
  • The course responds to the demand from globally-minded citizens and the next generation of students for rapid action from governments and industry towards a sustainable and climate-resilient future. 

Career information

Graduates will be prepared for higher-level employment opportunities in public and private sector contexts requiring specialist knowledge and research and analytical skills. Importantly, an increasing range of organisations are engaging environment and sustainability consultants, in order to be environmentally responsible corporations and to improve their stakeholder relationships.

Industries

  • Urban/environmental planning
  • Government
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Regional development
  • Conservation and environment
  • Land use
  • Resources and energy
  • Transport
  • Education
  • Research

What you'll learn

  • apply a range of relevant disciplinary knowledges to the concept of sustainability in work and community settings
  • apply critical and analytical skills within a sustainability framework; think creatively to develop practical pathways to sustainability
  • locate, critically evaluate and synthesise relevant and reliable information sources on sustainability
  • communicate ideas and information, verbally and in writing, to a range of target audiences
  • use communication and research technologies to effectively collect information and communicate findings
  • demonstrate a reflexive and adaptive approach to learning; understand second order learning; identify and apply successful learning strategies
  • recognise the global nature of sustainability and the relationship between global and local sustainability issues; identify and apply international good practice to sustainability
  • recognise the diverse meanings and applications of the notion of culture to sustainability; respect indigenous culture and its relevance to sustainability; identify the complexities and benefits multiculturalism brings to sustainability; and critique culture as an integrated system of norms that enable or disable sustainability
  • demonstrate the ability within sustainability practice to work effectively as a team and independently when appropriate; show leadership and apply ethical and professional standards

Entry requirements

Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. 

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Essential course prerequisites

Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. 

Other requirements and notes for this course

Students may transfer to this course after successful completion of the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Environment and Climate Emergency.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

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Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,700*
Total indicative course fee $58,400*
Indicative year 1 fee $29,200*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,000*
Total indicative course fee $59,600*
Indicative year 1 fee $29,800*

Fees are indicative only.

*Based on a first-year full-time study load of credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-ENVCLM
  • CRICOS code: 0101365
  • Last updated on: August 13, 2020