Master of Environmental Management

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

This course provides postgraduate education for existing and future professionals on the background, principles and practices of environmental management, particularly in the context of wet-dry and semi-arid tropical ecosystems and arid landscapes. The generic skills concepts and applications covered in this course are also highly relevant to those working in other ecosystems, and include a focus on the social context within which environmental management takes place.

Course Fee:

Australian: $47,296
International: $50,200

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree, Graduate Diploma or honours degree or equivalent in a relevant field, such as biological science, earth science, environmental engineering, environmental science, geography, geographic information, sustainability studies or other discipline as deemed appropriate; applicants who hold a degree not in the disciplines listed may be considered on the basis of relevant professional experience


The course structure consists of core and specialist elective units plus a research project. The core units include Ecology and Management of Tropical Forests and Savannas, Statistical Methods for Impact Analysis, Community Engagement for Biosecurity and Natural Resources Management, Environmental Planning and Policy. These units capture the primary content focus and skills of the program as a whole.

Subjects you can Study:

Environmental management

Study Pathways:

Students may be eligible to commence a Master of Science by Research or PhD program, depending on the grades achieved in the program.


Graduates may seek professional membership to associations such as the Australian Rangeland Society, Ecological Society of Australia and Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Casuarina No info Yes Part time 4 years
Casuarina No info Yes Full time 2 years
Casuarina No info Yes Online
Charles Darwin University is the major tertiary education and vocational education and training institution in the Northern Territory.

Originally established as a tertiary institution in 1974, it became the Northern Territory University in 1989 and Charles Darwin University in 2003.

The main University campus is located at Casuarina in Darwin with campuses at Alice Springs, Katherine and Palmerston. VET courses are also offered at Jabiru, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Yulara Centres as well as at various remote community centres.

The University provides multi-sector education with Senior Secondary, VET, Higher Education and Research facilities.

CDU also deliver a number of courses through the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE), which is a joint initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). The three main sites for delivery will be at the main ACIKE Hub CDU Casuarina campus and at the BIITE campuses at Batchelor and the Alice Springs Desert Peoples' Centre.

Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

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