Master of Environmental Management

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Programme Description

Why Study at Notre Dame


The University of Notre Dame Australia is proud of its small classes and caring community atmosphere as well as its commitment to excellence, pastoral care and social justice. The University is able to offer a uniquely personal approach to teaching and learning. As a consequence, Notre Dame can assist students to develop skills and confidence to enable them to succeed in their chosen field. Also, because Notre Dame is a town university, students have access to all the social, sporting and cultural activities Fremantle has to offer, making learning both an educational and a cultural experience.

Master of Environmental Management


Today, environmental issues, whether they are local or global, are a major concern of the community. The community now recognizes that a healthy environment is as important as a strong economy and a caring society for our future.
While there has been a dramatic increase in society’s concern about the state of the environment it is only in the last several years that emphasis has been placed on seeking solutions to environmental problems through better management.

The Master of Environmental Management provides a postgraduate qualification for students or managers who wish to develop management and research skills. Subject to satisfactory progress students may apply to continue their studies via such higher degrees as a PhD.

The Master of Environmental Management consists of the equivalent of twelve units, six of which are compulsory. Students may choose to study the Master of Environmental Management by coursework only or by coursework including a major research project.


Where students do not have adequate academic preparation in the biological, physical and environmental sciences, they may be required to undertake a preliminary semester of study which provides the essential knowledge and skills for programs in environmental management.

Mode of Study & Assessment


Students may undertake study as a part-time or full-time student, commencing in first semester (February) or in second semester (July), subject to unit availability. The assessment of competency in each unit consists of tutorial performance, a number of assignments or projects during the semester and a final examination.

Admission Requirements

Notre Dame encourages applications from people of all backgrounds and takes into consideration the applicant’s academic performance as well as their personal qualities and accomplishments. Academic requirements are as their personal qualities and accomplishments. Academic requirements are as follows:

  • A Bachelor degree from a recognized Australian or overseas University demonstrating the attainment of satisfactory grades.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be granted to selected applicants who have no formal tertiary qualifications but who have at least 10 years industry experience.


Entry to some subjects will require the completion of perquisite units or relevant and demonstrable knowledge.


Applicants should be received at least one month prior to commencement. However, there are limited places available in postgraduate courses and they will be filled on a first-come first-served basis, so early application is encouraged.

Last updated January 2018

About the School

The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) is one of the rising stars of Australian universities. Founded through an Act of the Parliament of Western Australia in December 1989, it now has over 700 ... Read More

The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) is one of the rising stars of Australian universities. Founded through an Act of the Parliament of Western Australia in December 1989, it now has over 7000 students enrolled on its three campuses in Fremantle, Sydney and Broome. The University’s founding partner was the University of Notre Dame in the United States (NDUS), one of the world’s great Catholic universities and the benchmark for UNDA. It has provided UNDA with inspiration; counsel; ideas and models; ‘study abroad’ students and faculty; and the presence of its leaders on its Boards and governing councils. Notre Dame Australia is an Australian university which has embraced both the modern Australian university tradition and the ancient and esteemed traditions of Catholic universities both in Europe and North America. It has sought to be a university which specialises in the excellence of undergraduate education. Its focus is the education and training of young people for entry to the major professions: medicine, law, teaching, nursing, accounting and finance, physiotherapy, counselling, health sciences and the priesthood. The University is especially noteworthy for its role as a leader in the great traditional professional disciplines of Health and Education, so long associated with the mission of the Church in Australia. It has also assumed a special role in the education of, and service to, the indigenous people of northern Australia. Notre Dame is a medium size, a private university which receives public funding in a number of areas. A significant number of students have spots in the health and education fields funded by the Australian Government. It is committed to ensuring that, as far as possible, students receive a personalised, high-quality education in a caring and friendly learning environment. About 10 percent of its student body is international. The University aims to produce ‘industry ready’ graduates who are much in demand from Australian employers. The University’s three campuses, in Fremantle, Sydney and Broome are strikingly beautiful and very convenient. They provide an ideal setting for a first-class undergraduate university experience. Read Less
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