UQ environmental sciences offers new field of study
UQ environmental sciences will be offering a new field of study in the Master of Environmental Management program.
From 2015, the Master of Environmental Management offers the new field of study Environmental Management in Mining. This field of study will introduce students to the unique environmental challenges presented by mining environments and strategies for managing these environmental impacts.
Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations:
- Conservation Biology
- Conservation and Natural Resource Management
- Environmental Management in Mining (new from 2015)
- Resource and Environmental Economics
- Sustainable Development
Environmental Management in Mining
Development of Australia’s mineral and energy resources involves extraction and processing activities, which create environmental impacts that must be managed and minimised. The wealth of mineral and energy resources in Australia ensures an ongoing demand for skilled professionals in environmental management in mining. This field of study will introduce students to the unique environmental challenges presented by mining environments and strategies for managing these environmental impacts.
On-site management roles:
- Land rehabilitation
- Monitoring and management of water quality and quantity
- Restoration of flora and fauna communities
- Management of greenhouse gas and dust emissions
- Development of site-specific management strategies
- Development of management plans for industry
- Monitoring and auditing of management plans
- Identification of opportunities to go beyond `best practice’ management strategies
- Policy implementation: monitoring compliance with regulations
- Policy development: formulation of environmental management regulations and guidelines for industry
Program: Master of Environmental Management
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intakes: February and July
Duration: 1.5 – 2 years
Bachelor degree with a in environmental management, environmental science; environmental studies; geography; natural resources; biology; ecology; conservation; sustainable development/sustainability; environmental engineering; marine science; marine studies; or an approved discipline with a GPA of 4.5 on a 7 point scale.