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Master of Applied Science
Graduate Certificate of Applied Science
Environmental Management is one of the specialisations offered in Deakin's Master of Applied Science. It provides a solid base for the development of the specialist skills and knowledge today's environmental managers need.
The Master of Applied Science has been designed to increase your breadth and depth of knowledge and application of skills in your chosen specialisation, as well as in contemporary scientific processes. Sustainable Water Management and Occupational Hygiene are the other specialisations offered.
The Environmental Management stream involves a multi-disciplinary approach to examining why environmental impacts occur and developing appropriate solutions to managing these impacts. Today, approaches to environmental management tend to be based on the concept of the "triple bottom line", which is the management of the environmental, social and economic issues.
Balancing resources and employment against environmental impacts requires a range of specialist skills and knowledge. Environmental managers need to understand government policy direction and legislative compliance issues while analysing environmental risk. This course provides students with an understanding of the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to relate these issues to their organisations and the broader industry sectors.
As well as the broad directions of contemporary environment management, such as sustainability and the triple bottom line approach to decision making, this course provides specific skills in analysing impacts and determining the most appropriate action to minimise impacts.
Across both the government and private sector, employment opportunities can be diverse and cover a broad range of issues from waste management to resource protection. Employment may be found with State/Commonwealth agencies such as environment protection and sustainability, local government, industry and consultancies. Graduates in this field are finding that many organisations such as service providers and facility managers are employing sustainability officers - as are individual companies.
Flexible delivery of the course helps you to fit your studies in with your work and lifestyle.