Conservation, Restoration and Landscape Management

Major/Minor/Specialisation !441-MS-MAJ+1004 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Year and Campus: 2012


Dr Graeme Coulson (Zoology)

Associate Professor Robert Day (Zoology)


Office for Environmental Programs
Ground Floor, Walter Boas Building (building 163)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)


Conservation, Restoration and Landscape Management is offered as a major field of study in the Master of Environment degree.

The natural resources that surround us are more than simple building blocks for society, but form part of delicately balanced and interdependent ecosystems.

The University's conservation and landscape management expertise focuses on the conservation and restoration of ecosystems, with some exciting subjects also available in fauna and wildlife conservation.

This is an appropriate major for government and industry professionals working in conservation and development who are looking to upgrade or link their skills to environmental management.

Students who undertake this major often have prior work experience in life sciences, forestry, natural resource management, agriculture, parks and wildlife management, and environmental engineering.

People with qualifications in policy, economics, and management will also benefit by developing skills in ecosystem management.

Graduates can expect to find employment in regulatory agencies, local and state government authorities, environmental consulting companies, and industries with international interests in developing economies.


Students who complete the Master of Environment will have:
• An advanced understanding of environmental issues
• Advanced skills and techniques applicable to changing and managing the environment
• An ability to evaluate and synthesise research and professional literature in the chosen stream or focus of study
• An advanced understanding of the international context and sensitivities of environmental assessment

The graduate attributes for the Master of Environment are:
• Expertise in multidisciplinary understanding, analysis and research with an environmental focus
• Collaborative approaches to environmental problem solving
• Capacity to engage in critical social and sustainability questions

The Master of Environment generic skills are:
• Multidisciplinary and trans-disciplinary knowledge and research of environmental relevance
• Collaborative environmental management skills
• Capacity for independent learning across discipline boundaries

Structure & Available Subjects:

Students will be required to complete the two core subjects, plus choose three subjects from the compulsory subject list and undertake electives to make up the balance of the award. The selection of electives is made in consultation with the Conservation, Restoration and Landscape Management major coordinator.

For a current list of subjects offered in the Conservation, Restoration and Landscape Management major, please refer to the course information page at:,_restoration_and_landscape_menagement

Subject Options:

Core Subjects

Students are required to complete the subjects:

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Compulsory Subjects

and choose 3 subjects from the list of:

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Elective Subjects

plus undertake electives to make up the balance of the award. The recommended list of electives includes:

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Not offered in 2012
Semester 1
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Links to further information:

Other subjects may be approved at the discretion of the coordinator.

Related Course(s): Master of Environment
Master of Environment

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