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. 

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.

Courses

Local students

2014

Postgraduate Diploma in Science

Duration :
1 year full-time or up to 2 years part-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This course is a research training pathway and offers you study options in various disciplines, depending on the campus. Study areas on the Melbourne Campus include: biochemistry, botany, chemistry, genetics, mathematics,
microbiology, physics, statistical sciences and zoology. Study areas on the Albury-Wodonga Campus include: environmental management and ecology, botany, chemistry, genetics, microbiology, statistical science and zoology.

You will complete equivalent requirements to the relevant Honours program in your selected discipline.
Professional recognition
Depending on the specific studies chosen, graduates may be eligible for accreditation with a relevant science professional association.
Prerequisite
Bachelor's degree in an area relevant to the chosen discipline.
Fee amount
Indicative (2012): $20,580 per 120 credit points.

Additional information
Start dates vary according to discipline. Some disciplines begin in February at Melbourne campus and January at Albury-Woodonga campus, before the regular undergraduate year; some have no mid-year entry. For details, see the Honours information on this page.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Science (Postgraduate Diploma)Melbourne

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

International students

2014

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (003303E)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 810
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This course is a research training pathway and offers you study options in various disciplines, depending on the campus. Study areas on the Melbourne Campus include: biochemistry, botany, chemistry, genetics, mathematics,
microbiology, physics, statistical sciences and zoology. Study areas on the Albury-Wodonga Campus include: environmental management and ecology, botany, chemistry, genetics, microbiology, statistical science and zoology.

You will complete equivalent requirements to the relevant Honours program in your selected discipline.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
An Australian Bachelor's degree or approved international equivalent, with a major in a relevant area.
Additional information
This course has varying start dates at the Albury-Wodonga Campus. For details on structure and subject, check
with relevant departments of the faculty
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
Professional recognition
Depending on the specific studies chosen, graduates may be eligible for accreditation with a relevant scientific professional association.
Full course details
Science (Postgraduate Diploma)Melbourne

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

 

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

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.

Student and graduate profiles

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About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academic staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. You can view staff in Environmental management and ecology or search all staff in the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering.