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Master of Environment and Climate Emergency
Identify and apply international best practice to sustainability
Study urban design, sustainable cities, leadership, Aboriginal sustainability, decarbonising cities and regions, climate policy and economics. Graduates find careers in sectors where social research and analytical skills in sustainability are required.
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Students will achieve the following outcomes from this Masters degree:
- apply a range of relevant disciplinary knowledge to the concept of sustainability in work and community settings
- apply critical and analytical skills within a sustainability framework; think creatively to develop practical pathways to sustainability
- 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.
Open enrolment subjects
The following subjects can be designated as open-enrolment subjects:
- SCP522 Pathways to a Climate Resilient Society;
- SCP530 Sustainable Waste Management;
- SCP541 Urban Design for Sustainability;
- SCP543 Future Cities;
- SCP544 Leadership in Sustainability;
- SCP547 Climate Policy;
- SCP548 People and Planet;
- SCP549 Sustainability, Climate Change and Economics;
- SCP591 Sustainability Project
- SCP701 Introduction to Environment & Climate Emergency
Entry pathways for the Master are Bachelor degree or equivalent in any field from a recognised institution; or Graduate Diploma in Environment and Climate Emergency; candidates applying via this pathway may be eligible for credit for recognised learning (CRL) on a case-by-case basis.
English Proficiency Requirements
Applicants need to meet Curtin’s English Language requirement as all degrees are taught in English. If your education degrees were not solely in English, as per the International Handbook of Universities or the World Higher Education database, please attach a scanned original copy of English Proficiency Test results. Admission requires an overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) (or equivalent test) score of at least 6.5 and competence in all test components (IELTS score of 6.0).
Please refer to the 'Minimum English Entry Requirements' document at http://students.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/English_List.pdf.
Applicants for a Master Degree are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at https://study.curtin.edu.au/applying/english-language-requirements/accepted-english-proficiency-tests/.
*** Please Note: If any academic or legal document is not in English, you must provide a colour scan of the non-English documents, including a colour scan of the official English translations of these documents. This is for comparison purposes. ***
Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) is assessed on individual merit and is awarded for different types of learning, for example, studies you have previously completed or for relevant work experience.
Students must be admitted in an award degree of study before lodging their completed CRL application, along with all required supporting documentation for a formal assessment.
To apply for CRL, please visit the Curtin University website: https://study.curtin.edu.au/credit/
It is important to note accepted documentation includes scans of the original Transcripts and/or Award Certificate; front and back; in colour; and original size. For further information see the scanned documents and certification requirements and guidelines.
More information about the policies and procedures related to CRL assessment and appealing a CRL assessment outcome can be found in the Credit for Recognised Learning manual (PDF).
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This degree is a relaunch of the Master of Sustainability and Climate Policy. It develops knowledge, understanding and appreciation of what it means living within nature and our planetary boundaries. In a sense, it goes beyond sustainability and has developed out of the recent extinction rebellion and climate strike movements. The resultant Environment and Climate Emergency is increasingly accepted as policy by national, state and local governmental authorities across the world. The course aligns with Curtin strategy of demand driven research introducing a strong emphasis on research in a master by coursework to address a rapidly diversifying economy reflecting on a competitive job market and changes in students’ interests. To that purpose, the teaching and learning approach seeks to expose students to real world practice and challenges while favouring familiarisation with industry and local governments’ expectations when hiring graduates. The course will graduate global citizens to affect change.
Recommended Study Pattern
Complete eight core subjects and six optional subjects from a list.
To qualify for the award of Masters of Environment and Climate Emergency students must complete a total of 14 subjects.
This degree has exit awards of the Graduate Certificate of Environment and Climate Emergency and Graduate Diploma of Environment and Climate Emergency.
This degree has undergone major change effective from Study Period 3, 2020.
The title of the degree Master of Sustainability and Climate Policy has been changed to Master of Environment and Climate Emergency.
The degree duration has been extended from 1.5 years to 2 years.
The new degree will not overly impact existing students as they will remain in the existing degree until completion. The minor effect will be the updated names of units however codes remain unchanged and therefore study plans are not impacted.
Should students have any other questions, they can contact the school at DBEOUA@curtin.edu.au.
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