Courses & Units

Course rules for S7D Master of Environmental Management

Course rules for S7D Master of Environmental Management

Entry

1. Candidates for the Master of Environmental Management shall be qualified for entry if they have qualified for admission to a bachelor degree at credit level or better in any discipline at the University of Tasmania or hold a degree or other tertiary qualifications deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent for this purpose.

2. Candidates for the Masters shall complete the requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than one and a half years of full time study (or its equivalent) and not more than four years, from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

3. To qualify for the Masters, the candidate shall pass a total of 150% from Schedule A. With the approval of the Course Co-ordinator, one of the KGA units from Schedule A may be replaced by 25% of Level 2, 3, 4 or 5 units.

4.  As part of Schedule A, students complete a capstone semester comprising:

(i) a professional research practice stream consisting of a 500-level capstone research methods unit (25%) and a 500-level capstone research practice unit (25%)

OR

(ii) if the student has a coursework average of equal to or above 65%, an independent research stream consisting of a thesis (50%) which shall embody the results of research carried out under the direction of a supervisor or supervisors appointed by the appropriate School.

5. The units which may be included in a course for the Masters shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with those indicated in Paragraph 3.

6. A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting (four 25% units), or if the candidate is in full time employment during any given Semester, more than 50% (two 25% units) weighting.

7. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the Masters.

8. In every case, the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of Paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies

9. Passes in subjects or units in other postgraduate courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the Masters, provided that the College may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the Masters.

Miscellaneous

10. The College may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these Specifications.

11. These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2020 and shall apply to all candidates for the Masters, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.

12. Candidates who have passed in appropriate units towards the Master of Environmental Management under the specifications in force prior to 1 January 2020 will be entitled to transfer to the Master of Environmental Management with full equivalent credit, or to graduate in accordance with those Masters specifications operating at the time of their admission to candidature.

13. Should any difficulty arise for a candidate previously enrolled because of any difference between course requirements (such as required majors) and units offered under these specifications and those previously in force, the College shall ensure that the candidate is not materially disadvantaged by these specifications.

14. The approved abbreviation for the Master of Environmental Management shall be MEnvMgt.