Master of Environment

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 to 2 years full-time
4 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$11,000.00* per year (more)
* 2024 indicative annual CSP fee

Admission requirements

  • Any Bachelor degree (4.5 GPA) or higher


Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2024 (more)

Applications close

Monday, 12 February 2024

About this program

This degree provides training for people who wish to help to make society more sustainable. It also provides opportunities for those who want to move into more senior management positions. You will develop the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, to contribute to policy-making processes and to run environmental management systems.

  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Economics and Policy
  • Environmental Planning (Nathan on-campus only)
  • Environmental Protection
  • Sustainable Business

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
5611 Master of Environment (this program) Nathan, Online Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
3212 Graduate Certificate in Environment Nathan, Online Exit point only

Attendance information

The program is offered full-time and part-time, both on-campus (at Nathan) with some majors available online.

My career opportunities

Climate Change Adaptation: You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to work in the areas of environmental climate change and policy-making. You may find work in the public sector, business or community organisations as an environmental assessment officer, project officer, project manager or policy officer.

Economics and Policy: Addressing the challenge of sustainability has created employment opportunities in environmental economics and policy making across the business, government and community sectors. You may find work as a policy officer, policy advisor, environmental assessment officer or management consultant.

Environmental Planning: With this specialisation in planning theory, practice and law you may find employment in a city or regional planning office, or as an environmental consultant or environmental project manager. Jobs in this field are available across a range of public and private sectors.

Environmental Protection: You will be equipped with the essential skills in environmental protection policy and practice needed to work in consulting firms and in government agencies, such as the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, and the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service. Your work will be focused on improving environmental management, quarantine and biosecurity outcomes in careers such as environmental monitoring and compliance officer, environmental assessment officer or project officer.

Sustainable Business: Green jobs, and businesses, are increasingly recognised as important. Incorporating environmental issues into business trending toward not just being an option but also a requirement for many companies. With this specialisation you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to assist with organisation change toward sustainability goals, and thus sought after by a wide range of private and public organisations.

Professional recognition

Graduates of this program are eligible for membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand and may subsequently apply for registration as a Certification as Environmental Practitioners (CENVP).

Pathways to further study

The Master of Environment qualification will provide a pathway to Doctoral studies. Students wishing to pursue a Doctorate can choose an elective 40 credit point research dissertation component in addition to the core 10 credit point Research Design and Methods course.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of Environment (5611)

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Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information

Additional fee information

This program has been approved by the Australian Government for student income support (for example, Youth Allowance and Austudy). Students should contact Centrelink for more information about their eligibility for student income support payments.

This postgraduate program has Commonwealth Supported Places. If you are eligible, the Australian Government will contribute to the cost of this program but you will also be required to make a contribution. Quotas are applied for admission to the Commonwealth Supported Places. Where demand exceeds the number of available places and all places have been filled for the current admission period, applicants who meet minimum program entry requirements may be eligible for a Fee-Paying Postgraduate place if such places are available. Please note that deferrals are not permitted for programs with Commonwealth Supported Places.