Melbourne Office for Environmental Programs

18 June 2014

The Melbourne Office for Environmental Programs was set up in 2002 to provide a flexible, graduate coursework experience that enables students from a range of academic disciplines to study across 10 faculties at the University of Melbourne, including the custodial faculty, the Melbourne School of Land and Environment. The school offers three graduate coursework degrees in the Graduate Environmental Program: the Master of Environment, Postgraduate Diploma in Environment, and Postgraduate Certificate in Environment.

Melbourne Office for Environmental Programs
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The flexible structure of these degrees allows you to access a wide range of environmentally relevant subjects (courses) taught by academics with a strong profile in environmental sustainability and covering a broad range of topics, from food security, to environmental economics, climate change policy and more.

Degree Rankings

Independently published world rankings consistently place the university as a leader in higher education in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, and around the globe. In the 2013-2014 QS World Rankings, University of Melbourne graduates were ranked 10 in the world for graduate employability.
The Graduate Environmental Program plays a critical role in educating students for a more sustainable world. A number of key university documents such as the Environmental Policy, the Sustainability Forum Terms of Reference and the Graduate Attributes can be found on the Sustainable Campus website. The university also maintains external commitments through the Talloires Declaration, Universities Australia, and Universitas 21.
The Office for Environmental Programs (OEP) is committed to meeting the University of Melbourne‘s sustainability targets of reduced energy use, lower carbon emissions from travel and energy and reduced waste and water use.
OEP staff are dedicated to sustainability, both in the workplace and at home. Working with Property and Campus Services, OEP have sought to ensure their office space reflects their values, by using low-impact materials and choosing low-energy appliances. On a day-to-day basis, the office tries to make sure their work practices promote the health of the environment, staff and student community. OEP staff enjoy sharing ideas on how they can live in a more sustainable way—whether through choices about food, energy and transport, or through local and global and action.
University of Melbourne Environmental Science Degrees
Master of Agribusiness
Master of Agricultural Science
Master of Animal Science
Master of Environment
Master of Food Science
Master of Forest Ecosystem Science
Master of Science (Geography)
Master of Urban Horticulture
Postgraduate Certificate & Postgraduate Diploma in Bushfire Planning and Management
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Forest Systems Management
Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy

Are you interested in studying environmental sciences, including climate change and sustainability at the University of Melbourne? Email OzTREKK Australian Environmental Sciences Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.