Master of Science

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Master of Science
Campus

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Cloud CampusYes
Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code026364B
Deakin course codeS810
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

A full-time member of the academic staff, experienced in research, will be appointed as supervisor for each student in the Master of Science - Environmental Science. Associate supervisors, internal or external, may be appointed to assist the principal supervisor. Students may be required to meet certain attendance requirements and will be required to complete a thesis embodying the results of research carried out in the field of study specified at the time of enrolment. Students will be referred to prospective supervisors in order to establish a possible research project.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLO)

  • Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in one or more discipline areas by generating substantial contribution to knowledge through the use of appropriate research principles and methods.

1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.

3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.

6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.

  • Apply critical analysis and reflection to ethically research, synthesize and evaluate complex information, problems, concepts, interpretations and theories to demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in a body of knowledge or practice.
  • Effectively disseminate research outcomes to a variety of audiences using highly developed communication skills and work productively within a team of experts in the field.

4.  Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.

5.  Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.

7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

  • Demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability, initiative, resilience and responsibility as a practitioner or learner.

2.  Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

8.  Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.

 Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016