Master of Applied Science (Environmental Management and Spatial Sciences) (K7J4)

Overview  2020

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Duration

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Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

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Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
This course provides you with advanced knowledge and skills in Environmental Management, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, and Geography. In addition, you will develop a capacity for independent research and problem-solving that can lead to workplace research and/or a higher degree by research (Masters or PhD).

Society requires skilled people with the knowledge and capacity to provide innovative solutions to a complex challenges in environmental management – the use of spatial data and technologies is central to approaching these challenges over coming decades. We offer:

  • a unique Master's degree that fills the niche between environmental management and spatial sciences building knowledge and skills that are in high demand by industry and government;
  • a supportive teaching environment with a low student/staff ratio;
  • a dynamic academic and professional team made up of people actively involved in world leading research; and
  • use of leading-edge field and computing equipment.

Graduate outcomes for this course:

  • identify the complex relationships between scientific approaches to environmental issues and political, social, economic, and ethical perspectives on the environment;
  • resolve questions in geography and environmental studies by ethical means, applying evidence-based knowledge and research techniques, including those associated with field work;
  • be familiar with various sources of spatial data and methods of spatial data collection, understand key data quality issues, and understand the processes required to effectively import, manage, visualise, and present spatial datasets;
  • understand the processes required to combine various sources of data for spatial analysis, and undertake spatial analyses in commonly used GIS and remote sensing software;
  • demonstrate an ability to develop a research proposal and carry out  independent research in environmental and spatial sciences;
  • demonstrate research skills as practised by professional scientists, including scholarly review and critique, collaboration, practical field operations, data analysis and synthesis of results;
  • communicate perspectives and knowledge in environmental and spatial sciences to specialist and non-specialist audiences using written, oral, cartographic, and other visual means.

Course structure

A four-semester program consists of:

  1. 50% of undergraduate units with no introductory-level (100) units permitted and a maximum of 25% of intermediate-level (200) units [as listed in Schedule A].
  2. 100% comprising postgraduate-level (400, 500, 600 or 700) units [as listed in Schedule B].
  3. A capstone semester comprising of either the 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 OR, where available in some specialisations, a professional practice stream consisting of a 700-level capstone unit (25%) plus additional postgraduate level units (25%) [as listed in Schedule C].

A three-semester program will comprise 2. and 3. above.

Note: progression to the research thesis component requires a minimum performance standard of 65% average calculated on all units taken, including both pass and fail attempts.

Environmental Management and Spatial Sciences

Australia's accelerating engagement with Asia requires a capacity to understand our northern neighbours, empathise with them, and relate to and work with them.In this unit you will have opportunities to understand the nature of the physical environment of selected parts…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The physical and living aspects of the global environment interact to produce the extraordinary variety of landscapes, environments and species that occupy this planet. This unit highlights the interplay and conservation of these processes so that they continue to maintain…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Effective management of the natural environment is one of the most important challenges of our time. This field-based unit develops the abilities to describe and assess the conservation status of natural terrestrial ecosystems. Through field data collection, lectures, and a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (late)
LauncestonSpring school (late)
Cradle CoastSpring school (late)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Society needs professional environmental managers who have the knowledge and skills to effectively tackle problems of sustainable resource use and biodiversity conservation. Environmental managers also play an important role in helping communities identify and move towards sustainable and just futures.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Conservation of geological features and landscapes is a global priority. This unit considers strategies to sample, understand, and address geoconservation and geotourism issues. By way of a series of field-based and problem-based learning experiences, the following skills and knowledge will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

A unit essential for those working towards a career managing natural environments and people in protected areas. For those with other vocational interests, the unit is a way to learn about natural ecosystems and the principles of conservation management. Fire,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The conservation of nature needs to occur at the landscape scale, as well as within protected areas, and involve landowners and the community. Landscapes can be wilderness areas, rural areas with highly varied land use or urban areas. Whatever their…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to legal, administrative, social and scientific aspects of environmental impact assessment, environmental auditing, environmental management systems and related environmental management tools. We cover the practical aspects of environmental management for Tasmanian, Australian and international contexts.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to assist students to meet the requirements of postgraduate coursework study at an Australian university. It is of particular benefit to students who are recently returning to study and international students. Studio workshops are held on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Geographic Information Science and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used in a wide range of disciplines to investigate, analyse, and communicate spatial information. This unit covers the underlying theory/concepts of GIS, application areas, the use of commercial GIS software, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will give you advanced skills in the analysis and presentation of spatial data using Geographical Information Systems (GIS). There is an increasing demand for graduates with strong skills in spatial data analysis, particularly in the context of environmental…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on advanced aspects of spatial data analysis, including practical aspects of developing software scripts for GIS analysis and customisation. This unit will start with a field excursion where you will collect your own point sample data with…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces you to theoretical and practical foundations of remote sensing. The unit starts with the physics of remote sensing including the concepts of electromagnetic energy and the interaction of energy with the atmosphere and the earth surface. We…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide you with high-level theoretical knowledge and practical skills in image analysis techniques, such as geometric image correction, image filters, texture measures, vegetation indices, LiDAR point cloud filtering, classification algorithms, object-based image analysis, change detection, and accuracy…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you an understanding of the mathematical principles of photogrammetry and their application to a variety of spatial measurement tasks, particularly airborne topographic mapping, but also terrestrial methods employed in disciplines such as engineering, architecture, and archaeology. Key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit develops an understanding of how instruments of power and organisation can be shaped through effective planning and management, to foster sustainable systems of production and consumption. We begin our journey by examining the concept and interpretations of sustainable…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

How do our cultural and individual values influence our environmental practice? How are environmental practices political? In this unit, students will explore how values and politics influence historical and contemporary environmental management. This unit will also examine ways in which…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

The conservation of nature needs to occur at the landscape scale as well as within protected areas. Landscapes can be wilderness areas, rural areas with highly varied land use or urban areas. Whatever their type, there are landscape processes, both…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with a practical understanding of key systems for protected area planning and management. Terrestrial, freshwater and marine protected areas are considered. The global context of protected areas is analysed, including issues of definition, scope and governance.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Research Pathway
    

Through the production of an original research thesis the aims of this unit are to:1. encourage students to develop the ability to acquire relevant information on a particular field from the published literature and to synthesize a systematic and logical…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

See KGA706.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    
Professional Pathway
    

This unit provides postgraduate students with the skills and knowledge to undertake independent and team research in environmental management, planning, protected area governance, spatial sciences and beyond. This unit’s interdisciplinary approach builds capacity for undertaking research in diverse workplaces. Upon…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides postgraduate students with the skills and knowledge to undertake independent and team research in environmental management, planning, protected area governance, spatial sciences and beyond. This practical skills development focuses on undertaking research to problem-solve a topical real-world…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

The Master of Applied Science may be completed in 3 or 4 semesters depending on level of qualifications on entry, and discipline preparedness of the specific candidate.

3 Semester Prerequisites

A Bachelor degree in a science field with a major in Environmental Management and Spatial Sciences completed to a standard of achievement that is deemed acceptable by the College.

4 Semester Prerequisites

A Bachelor degree in a science related area, and some background (e.g. minor sequence) in Environmental Management and Spatial Sciences completed to a standard of achievement that is deemed acceptable by the College.

Common

International students must provide an IELTS (Academic) test score of at least Band 6 with a minimum of 6.0 on all bands. For full details refer to English Language Requirements.

All applicants must:

(1) demonstrate their qualification was conferred no longer that 10 years previously;

(2) provide a written statement of purpose outlining the reasons for their chosen specialisation. Please note that the statement must be no more than 500 words in length and be written in your own words.

Students completing the Master of Applied Science (Environmental Management and Spatial Sciences) will be eligible to apply for a HDR program, either MSc or PhD, contingent on performance.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

International students

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $60,975 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $29,963 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

This Masters course is not approved by DEEWR for student income support payments (i.e. Youth Allowance and Austudy)

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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