With growing populations globally, managing environments to ensure sustainable use of resources and conservation of biodiversity is more important than ever. Launch your career in environmental management with a local, national and international focus.
Understand how to critically analyse issues, solve problems, and communicate effectively with others as you tackle current and future environmental issues and develop sustainable solutions. With practical experience throughout the course, including both on campus and in field trips, you’ll develop knowledge in environmental restoration and management, approaches to sustainability, and technical skills in statistics and mapping technology.
Graduate with a scientific knowledge-base, combined with hands-on experience in real-world issues, giving you an edge in future employment.
7 reasons to study Environmental Management and Sustainability
Get practical experience right here on campus – Murdoch’s campus includes two conservation category wetlands and a banksia woodland that you will have access to throughout your course.
Gain an understanding of how both legal and policy frameworks are integral to environmental management.
Get hands-on experience with turtles, quendas, endangered Carnaby’s and other black cockatoos on campus, living in a sustainable ‘green development’ landscape.
Learn how to work in interdisciplinary teams to address the local, regional and international sustainability issues that matter to you.
Use spatial planning technology to reconcile human use and native habitat in protected areas.
Develop practical restoration plans in a global biodiversity hotspot and monitor the recovery of ecosystems affected by development.
Volunteer with external organisations or get involved in restoration projects and research on campus.
Some of the things you’ll learn
how to manage social and environmental values of protected areas, such as national parks
how legislation and policy underpin conservation and natural resource management
effective, science-based environmental restoration techniques
systems thinking skills for global and regional sustainability
an ecological knowledge base to inform your management actions.
Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Agriculture & Environmental Studies courses at Murdoch University.