Master of Environmental Science and Technology




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The Master of Environmental Science and Technology equips you with the skills to manage environmental projects while providing an in-depth understanding of the relevant methods and technologies.
Our world is facing an ever-increasing number of environmental issues.
Solving these problems requires experts who can provide ethical, high-level specialist advice to industry, government and community sectors.
The skills required to become a specialist in this area include:
an understanding of the science relating to environmental change
an ability to interpret data
knowledge of current and emerging technologies
capabilities to design and conduct research
communication skills for a wide range of audiences
ability to function with a high-level of autonomy
This program has been designed to provide you with these skills, giving you a competitive edge in the current environmental industry job market.
Development of these attributes will be an integral part of your progression through the program.
A research project toward during the final year of your studies will consolidate your learning.
Career outlook
The growing global focus on environmental issues has led to a considerable expansion in environment-related jobs.
Employment growth in the field has grown considerably over the last five years, so professionals with a postgraduate qualification in environmental science and technology are in high demand.
Graduates with a multidisciplinary skill set have a broad range of career options within the public and private sectors including environmental management, research, and policy development.
There is a shortage of qualified environmental science professionals who can provide high-level advice to workplaces including environmental consultancies, government agencies, resource management, research and education, oil, mining and manufacturing industries.
Program structure
The Master of Environmental Science and Technology consists of 192 credit points. After completing 96 credit points of study approved by the program manager, you may exit with a graduate diploma.

Year 1
You will complete six 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.

You will also complete two elective courses allowing you to undertake studies to suit your specific interests.

Year 2
You will do a research project in your interest area and complete a range of science and technology electives.
Further study
When you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible for entry into an RMIT Masters by Research or Doctoral (PhD) program.


Which department am I in? School of Property, Construction and Project Management

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must have an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher level qualification, in a business (or related) discipline* from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0)/50%/Pass; or An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in a business (or related) discipline* from a recognised tertiary institution and a GMAT overall minimum score of 550; or RMIT Graduate Certificate in Business Administration. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0); TOEFL (Paper Based Test) score of 580 (TWE* 4.5); TOEFL (Internet Based Test - iBT): Overall score 92 with minimum of 20 in all sections; Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): 58 (no communication band less than 50); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Entry Requirement For International Student

You must have successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree or master by 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
IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 92 (with minimum of 20 in all sections)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by this university
RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University) offers below pathways courses for this subject Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (2 years)

A$33,600.00 (US$ 26,282) per year

26 February 2018, 16 July 2018

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University) Melbourne City campus, 124 La Trobe Street, MELBOURNE, Victoria, 3000, MELBOURNE, Australia