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Environmental and Conservation Sciences Information Session

Date: 15 OCT 2020 Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Location: Loneragan Building - Lecture Theatre, 235.3.016 Add to Calendar:

Are you planning to graduate this year? If so, you may want to consider doing honours or postgraduate coursework. Both options will enhance your employability.


We invite you to attend this information session to learn more. We will present detailed information on honours and postgraduate course-work, and there will be time to mingle with academics after the presentation and ask about more information.


What is Honours?

During Honours, you spend a year (full-time equivalent) on a research project of your choice and work very closely with a Murdoch academic who will be the principal supervisor.

Murdoch University offers a range of honours courses, depending on your Major:

You can view a list of currently available projects or explore our honours scholarships on offer.

How to apply?

Prior to applying for honours, you must first speak to a Murdoch academic about doing honours under their supervision. Once you’ve had these discussions and an academic has agreed to supervise your project, you can then apply following the instructions provided on this link.

When to apply? 

If you have already completed your 3-year Bachelor degree, you can apply anytime.

If you are currently finishing your 3-year Bachelor degree, you can apply as soon as you have completed your course requirements, i.e., as soon as your final results are out. You do not need to wait for your final results before talking to Murdoch academics about honours. You can talk to us anytime.

Contact information

For more information, you can also contact the Honours Chair in Environmental and Conservations Sciences, Dr. Jatin Kala at, Building 335, Room 2-053, Tel: (+618) 9360 6297

Postgraduate coursework study

 What postgraduate coursework options are available?

In Environmental and Conservation Sciences we offer a range of postgraduate offerings aimed at specialisations in the areas of environmental science, environmental impact assessment and management.

You'll build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing as used in environmental management and planning
  • Environmental monitoring including use of GIS and remote sensing for designing, implementing and managing large monitoring programs
  • How to effectively implement education strategies to engage individuals, communities and organisations in change processes to achieve environmental and sustainability outcomes
  • Understanding of sustainable land and water management with particular reference to agricultural, forestry and mining activities
  • Principles of environmental impact assessment, policies, procedures and techniques of environmental management
  • Comparative environmental policy and law 
  • Topics you will cover include the key competencies for protected area managers identified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA).

Depending on your background and career aspirations, you may be interested in one of our three graduate certificates (1 semester full time to complete):

You may also like to consider the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science (2 semesters to complete).

Any of the above courses lead to the one-year Master of Environmental Science (MEnvSc). 

Your career

Our students have successfully gained employment in the public and private sectors, including the consulting industry in Australia and overseas.

After completing postgraduate qualifications, you will be able to pursue careers in environmental consulting, monitoring and management, community education and engagement, gain employment in the resources sector or federal, state and local government departments with portfolios in environment, water, energy and mining, agriculture, biodiversity conservation, coastal management and planning, or their international counterparts.

Careers could include:

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Scientist – Impact Assessment and Management
  • Regional Planning Coordinator
  • Bushland Management Officer
  • Natural Resource Management (NRM) Officer.

Professional recognition

Depending on your specialisation, you will be eligible to join the following professional bodies:

  • Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand
  • Australasian Land and Groundwater Association
  • Environmental Consultants Association
  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • International Association for Impact Assessment
  • Australian Marine Sciences Association
  • Soil Science Australia
  • Australian Society for Freshwater Science
  • Australian Society of Plant Scientists.

Contact information

For more information, please contact Academic Chair Dr Halina Kobryn or phone 9360 2411.

Contact: Dr. Jatin Kala Email: