Environmental Science and Technology, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #247 (QS) ,
This program prepares you to manage environmental projects, and provides a broad understanding of disciplines relevant to environmental science, with the opportunity to study specific areas in-depth.


The increasing number of environmental issues needs suitably qualified people to help resolve them. Solving these problems requires professionals who can provide ethical, high-level specialist advice to industry, governments and communities. The environmental industry now requires graduates who:

  • are knowledgeable about the science underpinning the data pointing to environmental changes
  • can interpret the data being produced
  • keep abreast of the current and emerging technologies being used to prevent or mitigate environmental problems
  • are capable of designing and conducting research projects
  • can communicate well with a wide range of audiences
  • can function at a high level of autonomy

This program has been designed to provide you with these skills, giving you a competitive edge when seeking employment as an environmental professional. You will have a capstone experience which pulls all these requirements together.

As a future manager in environmental science, you'll be expected to design and manage projects in an ethical fashion and be able to communicate with a wide range of audiences.

Development of these attributes will be an integral part of your progression through the program.


Professional recognition and accreditation

The Master of Environmental Science and Technology will satisfy the educational component of the requirements to become a certified environmental practitioner

Programme Structure

Program structure
Year 1
  • You will complete compulsory courses preparing you to operate as a professional in the environmental sector, manage projects and carry out research.
  • You will study fundamental science and technology in classes and workshops. You will also learn about new and developing sustainable technologies and environmental protection methods.
Year 2
  • You will do a research project in your interest area and complete science and technology electives.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits

    The Master of Environmental Science and Technology consists of 192 credit points. This incorporates the Graduate Diploma (96 credit points).

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Entry requirements
  • You must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree or Master of Coursework degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in Science or Engineering with a GPA of at least 2.0 (out of 4.0).
English language requirements
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    33600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33600 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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