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

No courses available

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

No courses available

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

Students from our Faculty talk about their experience at La Trobe.

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.