Environmental management and sustainability

Focus on finding solutions to the world's most pressing environmental problems. Study environmental management and sustainability and gain the opportunity to influence policy and planning across a range of environmental areas, education and change.

Get out of the classroom: get into the field with practical hands-on experience

Work Experience: become more employable with industry placements

Career opportunities

As an environmental management and sustainability graduate you'll understand of the functioning and management of complex interactions between the biological, physical, social, economic and political worlds.

You can design your own career direction in environmental management by choosing elective units to specialise in areas of study such as:

  • coastal and marine management
  • environmental health
  • environmental sustainability
  • wildlife management.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any credit for prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor’s and bachelor’s with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

This course exposed me to skilled and experienced lecturers who have been there and done it. It enabled me to gain the job I was after too.

Jackson Clerke

Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability) (Honours)

Design your own career direction

Choose specialised elective units, such as wildlife management, coastal and marine management, environmental sustainability, natural resources management, environmental protection, and environmental policy and planning.

Join our thriving research culture

Our ecologists are helping to protect Australia’s vulnerable flora and fauna from disease, rapid development and climate change. If you’ve got a great idea that mixes business with environment, consider a research degree through our Centre for Integrative Ecology and Centre for Regional and Rural Futures.

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Deakin's MBA is internationally recognised and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development. EPAS is an international quality benchmark for business programs worldwide.

Our online MBA is ranked in the world’s Top 20 – and the best in Australia – by the prestigious international university ranking analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

The Deakin MBA is rated by QS for program strength, delivering an 'attractive and recognised program with a very high graduate employability rate'.

Deakin Business School (DBS) is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only five per cent of business programs worldwide are AACSB accredited and DBS is one of only three in Victoria.

Get into the Wild @ Deakin

Our blog showcases the unique experiences we have while on fieldtrips, the environmental orientated pursuits we’re up to, and the things we find interesting.

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Environmental management and sustainability

Whether you'd like to conserve wildlife and plants for future generations, study diverse ecosystems or contribute to environmental management and sustainability, Deakin's environment courses offer you a range of exciting possibilities.

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