MC191 - Master of Environmental Science and Technology

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Plan: MC191 - Master of Environmental Science and Technology
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

The main modes of delivery will be through lectures, on-line delivery, tutorials and some laboratory and field work.

  • All courses will have an on-line presence. All course materials will be available through Canvas.
  • There will be some field work in intensive mode. 
  • You will be expected to contribute to in class and tutorial discussions as professionals.
  • Self directed learning activities will be provided to accommodate different learning styles and reinforce concepts.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Service if you would like to find out more.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he

Assessment is based on any or all of the following:

  • A number of class assignments in the specific courses as selected by the student
  • Exams and quizes
  • Practical exercise and fieldwork reports
  • Class presentations and role play exercises
  • A major research project report
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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in MC191 Master of Environmental Science and Technology, you will:

  • Undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • Interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • Complete these activities in real work contexts or situations;
  • In addition, these interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning.
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Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be in a simulated workplace environment.

  • In both BIOL2485/BIOL2486 - Research Project A (Planning) and BIOL2231/BIOL2328 - Research Project B (Implementation) you may be working on industry-related projects in partnership with industry.
  • In ENVI1207 Professional Environmental Scientist you will interact with industry partners in a range of case studies taking on the perspectives of key stakeholders.

You may choose to undertake some of the following optional courses as part of the WIL experience.

  • ENVI1232 - Environmental Sampling and Analysis
  • ENVI1233 - Environmental Science Project
  • ONPS2636 - Science Work Project
  • ENVI1234 - Environmental Sustainability Project International
  • ENVI1235 - Environmental Sampling and Analysis International
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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:
 

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Year One of the Program

Complete the following Six (6) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

The Professional Scientist 12 ENVI1207 City Campus
The Hydrosphere 12 ENVI1215 City Campus
The Atmosphere 12 ENVI1216 City Campus
Ecology 12 ENVI1210 City Campus
The Soil Environment 12 ENVI1217 City Campus
GIS Fundamentals 12 GEOM1159 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Applied Analytics 12 MATH1324 City Campus
Principles and Practice of Work Health and Safety 12 PUBH1361 City Campus
Energy and Earth's Environment 12 PHYS2129 City Campus
Project Management 12 MANU2123 City Campus
Sustainable Energy Fundamentals 12 MIET2371 City Campus
Ethics and Sustainability 12 OENG1093 City Campus
 
AND

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Year Two of the Program

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Research Methods 12 BIOL2411 City Campus
Environmental Management Systems and Tools 12 ENVI1128 City Campus
Environmental Sampling and Analysis 12 ENVI1232 City Campus
Environmental Science Project 12 ENVI1233 City Campus
AND
{
Select and Complete 48 credit points from the Science Options List below:
OR
Complete the following Five (5) courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Research Methods 12 BIOL2411 City Campus
Environmental Management Systems and Tools 12 ENVI1128 City Campus
Environmental Sampling and Analysis 12 ENVI1232 City Campus
Research Project A (Planning) 24 BIOL2485 City Campus
Research Project B (Implementation) 24 BIOL2328 City Campus
}
AND
Select and Complete 12 credit points from the Science Options List below:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Marine Biology 12 BIOL2315 City Campus
Marine and Geological Systems (MAGS) 12 EASC1083 City Campus
Ecotoxicology 12 ENVI1224 City Campus
Environmental Microbiology 24 ENVI1006 City Campus
Aquatic Resources Management 12 ENVI1209 City Campus
Biosolids and organic wastes - their sustainable management and beneficial use 12 ENVI1214 City Campus
Remote Sensing 12 GEOM2128 City Campus
GIS Applications 12 GEOM1167 City Campus
GIS Principles 12 GEOM1163 City Campus
Satellite Positioning 12 GEOM2066 City Campus
Applied Analytics 12 MATH1324 City Campus
Sustainable Energy Fundamentals 12 MIET2371 City Campus
Photovoltaic Systems 12 MIET2130 City Campus
Electrical Energy Storage Systems 12 MIET2131 City Campus
Renewable and Solar Fuels 12 MIET2372 City Campus
Wind and Hydro Power 12 MIET2373 City Campus
Plant Cell and Tissue Culture 24 ONPS2095 City Campus
Work Hazards and their Control 12 PUBH1358 City Campus
Principles and Practice of Work Health and Safety 12 PUBH1361 City Campus
Energy and Earth's Environment 12 PHYS2129 City Campus
Environmental Analytical Chemistry License 12 ENVI1231 City Campus
Environmental Sustainability Project International 12 ENVI1234 City Campus
Environmental Sampling and Analysis International 12 ENVI1235 City Campus
Ethics and Sustainability 12 OENG1093 City Campus
Science Work Project 12 ONPS2636 City Campus
Toxicology and Epidemiology 12 PUBH1403 City Campus
 

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Program transition plan

Student Transition Plan 2019

The following changes have been made to the following option courses:

Old course/s no longer offered

Credit Points

New or amended course

Credit Points

BIOL2230/BIOL2327

Research Project 1

12

BIOL2485/BIOL2486

Research Project A (Planning)

24

BIOL2231

Applied science Research Project 24

24

BIOL2231

Research Project B (Implementation)

24

 

If you have successfully completed BIOL2230/2327 Research Project 1 (12CP) and/or BIOL2231 Applied Science Research Project 24 (24CP), credits achieved will be counted towards your overall program.

Student Transition Plan 2016

If you enrolled in MC191 in 2015, the changes to the program structure in 2016 will not affect your progression through the program. All credit points completed under the old structure will be counted under the new program structure. No student will be disadvantaged by this change.

If in doubt, you should consult your program manager for advice on which courses to take in order to graduate.

 If you enrolled prior to 2015, the following transition plan is applicable to you:

Year or Semester

Old course/s no longer offered

Credit Points

New or amended course

Credit Points

Year 1

ENVI1208 Fundamentals of Environmental Science

12

ENVI1216 The Atmosphere

12

 

ENVI1207 Professional Environmental Scientist

12

OENG1093 Ethics and Sustainability

12

 

1 Technical elective

12

ENVI1210 The Ecosphere

12

  1 Technical elective 12 ENVI1217 The Lithosphere 12
  1 Technical elective 12

ENVI1215 Hydrosphere

12

 

If you enrolled in 2015, or 2016, or Semester 1, 2017 the following transition plan is applicable to you:

Year or Semester Old course/s no longer offered Credit Points New or amended course Credit Points
Year 1 OENG1093 Ethics and Sustainability 12 Technical Elective 12

.

If you enrolled in 2015, or 2016, or Semester 1, 2017 the following transition plan is applicable to you:

Year or Semester Old course/s no longer offered Credit Points Equivalent alternative course Credit Points
Year 2 BIOL2237 12 BIOL2230 Research Project 1 12
Year 2 BIOL2238 24 BIOL2231 Applied science Research Project 24 24

Retained Credit

All credit points successfully completed in a prior version of this program will count towards completion of the program

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