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Master of Natural Resource Management

Graduation requirements

To graduate with the Master of Natural Resource Management, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

To exit with the Graduate Diploma of Natural Resource Management, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

To exit with the Graduate Certificate in Natural Resource Management, students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Master of Natural Resource Management provides a thorough understanding of related ecological issues and the workings of the public sector in natural resource management.

The management of natural resources managed by the public sector, in particular protected areas and national parks, is of great national interest and an area which creates significant debate between public and private interests. To manage these areas and contribute to solutions to the issues requires an understanding of the ecological issues and workings of public sector natural resource management. Unique to these courses is a focus on the role cultural resources because these play a significant role in the eventual outcome of how natural resources can be managed.

Exit points from the Master program are provided at the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma levels. This structure provides considerable flexibility allowing students to quickly gain natural resource management knowledge and qualification they need today, and to add to their credentials at a later date if necessary.

These courses provide the knowledge required for upper level management of these issues and are particularly suited to those who wish to equip themselves with the ability to undertake senior roles in the public and private sector of natural resource management.

There may be a practical component associated with this course, depending on subjects selected.

Residential school

Some subjects in this course have a compulsory residential school requirement which requires attendance at Albury-Wodonga Campus for between two and four days duration.

Course structure

The course consists of 96 points for the Master degree, the first 32 points comprise the Graduate Certificate exit point and the first 64 points comprise the Graduate Diploma exit point. Subjects can be substituted with the approval of the Course Coordinator

Graduate Certificate in Natural Resource Management (exit point)

Students select subjects (32 points) from the list below. Note students wishing to exit with a graduate certificate level must choose only post-graduate subjects (i.e. code numbers >400) unless they have permission from the course director

AGR475 Sustainable Agriculture: Issues and Viewpoints
AGR304 Agricultural Ecology
AGR512 Property and Catchment Planning
AHT404 Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation
BIO461 Applied Ecological Conservation
BIO521 Restoration Ecology
ECO356 Environmental Economics
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
ENM309 Environmental Management – Administration and Practice
ENM413 Field Study in Environmental Management
GEO360 Catchment Management through Community Development
PAD591 Public Sector Management
PKM301 Principles of Indigenous Land Management
PKM366 Site Survey Design
PKM397 Heritage Site Management (16 points)
PKM398 Cultural Heritage Policy and Planning (16 points)
PKM466 Cultural Heritage Management
PKM307 Environmental Planning
PSC420 Water Policy and Management
REC405 Open Space Planning
SPA415 Principles of GIS
SPA405 Image Analysis
SPA406 GIS Applications
SPA414 Current Issues in GIS

Graduate Diploma of Natural Resource Management (exit point)

Students select subjects (64 points) from the list below. Note students wishing to exit with a graduate diploma can only have a maximum of 2 undergraduate subjects unless they have permission from the course director.

AGR475 Sustainable Agriculture: Issues and Viewpoints
AGR304 Agricultural Ecology
AGR512 Property and Catchment Planning
AHT404 Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation
BIO461 Applied Ecological Conservation
BIO521 Restoration Ecology
ECO356 Environmental Economics
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
ENM309 Environmental Management – Administration and Practice
ENM413 Field Study in Environmental Management
GEO360 Catchment Management through Community Development
PAD591 Public Sector Management
PKM301 Principles of Indigenous Land Management
PKM366 Site Survey Design
PKM397 Heritage Site Management (16 points)
PKM398 Cultural Heritage Policy and Planning (16 points)
PKM466 Cultural Heritage Management
PKM307 Environmental Planning
PSC420 Water Policy and Management
REC405 Open Space Planning
SPA415 Principles of GIS
SPA405 Image Analysis
SPA406 GIS Applications
SPA414 Current Issues in GIS

Master of Natural Resource Management

In addition to the subjects completed for the Graduate Diploma (exit point only) students will complete

ENM433 People in the Global Environment
LAW530 Environmental Law and Management
PKM562 Environmental Policy
SPA512 Cartography & Data Visualisation

Subjects from the Master of Natural Resource Management course may be undertaken in the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma exit points at the discretion of the Course Coordinator.

Subjects from the Master of Natural Resource Management course maybe substituted with subjects from the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma list of subjects, or other related courses, at the discretion of the Course Coordinator.

Enrolment pattern

By part-time Distance Education study.

Subjects offered in Session 30

Students select from the following subject list:

AGR475 Sustainable Agriculture: Issues and Viewpoints
AGR304 Agricultural Ecology
BIO461 Applied Ecological Conservation
ECO356 Environmental Economics
PKM307 Environmental Planning
PKM397 Heritage Site Management
REC405 Open Space Planning
SPA415 Principles of GIS
SPA414 Current Issues in GIS

Subjects offered in Session 60

Students select from the following subject list:

AHT404 Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation
AGR512 Property and Catchment Planning
BIO521 Restoration Ecology
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
GEO360 Catchment Management through Community Development
PAD591 Public Sector Management
PKM301 Principles of Indigenous Land Management
PKM398 Cultural Heritage Policy and Planning (16 points)
PKM466 Cultural Heritage Management
PSC420 Water Policy and Management
SPA405 Image Analysis
SPA406 GIS Applications

Subjects offered in Session 90

It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. The school offers a limited number of subjects. The relevant subjects are:

BIO521 Restoration Ecology
ENM309 Environmental Management – Administration and Practice
ENM413 Field Study in Environmental Management
PKM366 Site Survey Design

Students may opt to exit after completion of 32 subject points with the Graduate Certificate in Natural Resource Management qualification.

Students may opt to exit after completion of 64 subject points with the Graduate Diploma of Natural Resource Management qualification.

Additional enrolment for Masters qualification

Session 30

PKM562 Environmental Policy
SPA512 Cartography & Data Visualisation

Session 60

ENM433 People in the Global Environment
LAW530 Environmental Law and Management

Articulation

  • Graduate Certificate in Natural Resource Management
  • Graduate Diploma of Natural Resource Management
  • Master of Natural Resource Management

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Albury-Wodonga

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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