Environmental management and ecology

Why study Environmental management and ecology?

Develop advanced skills and knowledge in environmental management. Complete a supervised research project and coursework subjects.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science is available to students who have completed a bachelor degree but who do not qualify to enter the Honours program.

This course is 39 weeks full time and assessment is based on assignments, presentations and a thesis. Please refer to the listing of research interests of staff members and the listing of potential research projects within the Department to assist in determining possible research areas.

See the Research tab for information about Master's by research, or PhD.

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for positions in the public and private sectors including ecologist, environmental consultant, science communicator, pollution control officer, waste manager, limnologist, fisheries and wildlife officer, water quality manager, environmental policy analyst, catchment manager, conservation/population geneticist and public land manager.


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Your study experience

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. View all staff in the College of Science, Health and Engineering.