Master of Environmental Management and Development Online
Grow your career in natural resources
Take your existing knowledge in natural resource management to the next level in this course. Expand your career opportunities with advanced coursework covering biodiversity conservation, climate change, social impacts and environmental governance.
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ANU is a world-leading university in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Their location points to their unique history, ties to the Australian Government and special standing as a resource for the Australian people. Their focus on research as an asset, and an approach to education, ensures their graduates are in demand the world-over for their abilities to understand, and apply vision and creativity to addressing complex contemporary challenges. ANU offers an outstanding variety of programs for Australia's next generation of language leaders. Their innovative online subjects are offered from beginning to advanced levels via OUA, and various enrolment options provide for different student needs and goals.
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Upon successful completion of this degree, students should be able to:
- Identify and critically analyse complex environmental and development problems and the key issues that comprise them
- Demonstrate theoretical knowledge, research and practical professional skills, together with an appreciation of how they inform and shape debate, and an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses
- Understand, synthesise and explain contemporary environment and development policy issues from alternative disciplinary and social perspectives, and an appreciation of context
- Articulate ideas clearly and communicate these persuasively in a range of formats to diverse audiences
- Contribute to social, economic and environmental wellbeing
When you complete the MEMD Online degree, a wide range of local and international employment pathways can open up to you. Many of our graduates have taken up policy and management roles with local, state, and federal government. Others have gone on to influential positions with global development institutions, environmental agencies, non-government organisations, and social enterprises. Others still have elected to specialise in the private sector, where they are guiding sustainability strategies within large-scale mining and agriculture companies.
Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0
Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 4 subjects (one semester) of credit.
Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 8 subjects (one year) of credit. Credit may also be available for relevant work experience.
If you‘re a pragmatic thinker prepared to consider a balance between sustainability issues and their impact on livelihoods and communities, you will be both challenged and rewarded by the MEMD online degree.
This fully online degree is delivered by the leading minds in the field - ANU is also ranked #1 in Australia for development studies. The degree includes case materials on real-world issues from within Australia and across Asia and the Pacific. It will equip you with both the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills needed to devise policies that can achieve economic viability, social acceptability, and environmental sustainability.
The MEMD Online degree caters to a diverse range of participants: from policy-makers working in high-level government and non-government organisations in Australia and across Asia and the Pacific, to policy officers and middle managers in Australian government and industry, to new university graduates with limited work experience.
You’ll also enjoy the flexibility to focus on electives specific to your career goals. These electives include energy security, natural disasters, biodiversity conservation, environmental conflict, food security, and rural development - to name just a few.
The MEMD Online degree allows you to study fully online and at your own pace - and access the very best of the Crawford School educational experience, including online access to our academic skills advisors. At Crawford School, we do everything we can to simulate an on-campus experience for our online masters’ degree students.
You will have a digital community of your degree cohort to support you. You can participate in weekly discussions about course work, take part in online role play, and work on files in real time with your fellow course members. You’ll also receive access to learning materials in a range of formats, including readings and short videos, and these remain live for the duration of the course, allowing you to access them as many times as you need.
Of course, your lecturers and tutors will communicate regularly with you via our online learning portal and using various other technologies. And, if you need any additional assistance at any stage, you’ll have contact information for course facilitators and access to academic skills advice.
The Master of Environmental Management and Development Online requires the completion of 16 subjects, which must consist of:
- 4 subjects from completion of the compulsory courses
- A minimum of 7 subjects from the environmental management and governance courses
- A maximum of 2 subjects from the elective courses
See https://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/2020/program/MEMOL#study for the full course listing.