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MC-ENVCLM

Environment and Climate Emergency

Master by coursework

Develop the skills and knowledge to respond to the present global emergency and facilitate environmental change.

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Master of Environment and Climate Emergency
  • Duration

    Duration

    2 years full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    400
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    0101365
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

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Semester 1, 2024

1 May 2023

Applications now closed!

Semester 2, 2024

Applications now open!

4 July 2024

Semester 1, 2025

12 August 2024

6 February 2025

Semester 2, 2025

7 April 2025

3 July 2025

Course outline
Environment and Climate Emergency

Outline

Outline

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

It offers problem-focused and work-related learning experiences that are tailored to your interests, and can open pathways to future research. The 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.

What jobs can the Environment and Climate Emergency lead to?

The future of environment and climate emergency action

Increasing extreme climatic events and natural disasters are affecting communities the world over. The declaration of a ‘climate emergency’ is progressively being accepted as policy by government authorities and professional institutions, initiating local action in a rapidly urbanising world. However, many governments are lagging in their policy development.

Our environment and climate emergency courses respond to the demand by globally-minded citizens and the next generation of students for rapid action from governments and industry towards a sustainable and climate-resilient future. These forward-thinking courses integrate the knowledge and skills needed to respond to the present global emergency and motivate global change.

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 relevant disciplinary knowledge to the concept of sustainability in work and community settings
  • apply critical and analytical skills within a sustainability framework under the current environment and climate priorities; think creatively to develop practical pathways to sustainability and dealing with the environment and climate change emergency
  • 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

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

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. 

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

English requirements

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

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

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

2024 Fee year:

$20,790*

Domestic

Domestic

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

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Location

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2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-ENVCLM
  • CRICOS code: 0101365
  • Last updated on: 29 February 2024

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