Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.94
Liaison Corey Peterson
Submission Date July 15, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Tasmania
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Sustainability Team
UTAS
Infrastructure Services and Development
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Master of Environmental Management

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

"Tasmania, and the University of Tasmania, has a long history of leading the world in environmental management, going back to the creation of the Centre for Environmental Studies at the dawn of environmental politics in the early 1970s.

More recently, it has an emphasis on biodiversity management and sustainable practices because of the strengths of our key teaching staff. We specialise in giving students deep connections to Tasmania’s unique history in environmental management through nationally recognised staff, such as multi-award-winning ecologist, Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick, and industry connected environmental planner, Dr Emma Pharo.

Our experience in creating, managing and exporting best-practice environmental management policies over half a century will give you the skills and knowledge the world needs to move to a sustainable future. This engaged, practical approach informs our teaching, and ultimately the industry and field experience we deliver help set our graduates apart.

Environmental managers work around the world tackling a wide range of challenges with global relevance, and local impacts. This can include threatened species management in both developed and developing countries, creating practical solutions and best-practice policy for waste management issues, and addressing complex problems like climate change through a myriad of practical, community-based initiatives.

Small class sizes and an intimate connection with both our environment and local environmental management agencies provides significant flexibility to customise your study experience  and projects towards your desired environmental management path. Before you start your course, you meet with the course coordinator to tailor a degree that builds on your individual interests and strengths in the environmental management sector."


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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Master of Marine and Antarctic Science

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):

"As a gateway to Antarctica and with a natural marine laboratory on your doorstep, the University of Tasmania provides an ideal base to study for a career in marine biology and the fisheries and aquaculture industries.
This is the only masters degree in the world which uniquely combines marine science with a focus on the southern ocean and Antarctica. You’ll have access to industry-leading facilities at the Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and internationally recognised experts to help you kick-start your career.

The Master of Marine and Antarctic Science provides:

Practical skills alongside theoretical studies to broaden your experience and give you the edge when it comes to employment
More than lectures, labs and tutorials with study trip units that take learning to the Southern Ocean and into Australia's largest fisheries, aquaculture and seafood industries
Contacts, work experience and research links in Australia's largest fisheries and aquaculture industries (based in Tasmania)
Access to our international partner organisations and internationally recognised marine science organisations based in Tasmania
One year project, individual research-based thesis or group industry-relevant project
You'll have the choice to study one of the following three streams: Marine Biology, Fisheries Management or Sustainable Aquaculture."


Website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Master of Protected Area Governance and Management

A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):

"Throughout the world there are over 160,000 protected areas that are managed with the aim of ensuring the long term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values.
Good governance, planning and management are essential if protected areas are to achieve this aim.

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills required by contemporary protected area professionals working in middle or senior governance or management roles. This course covers governance, planning and management practice in government, private and community-based protected areas. Terrestrial, freshwater and marine protected areas are addressed.

Australian domestic candidates can study the course on-campus in Hobart or by Distance Education. For some units, distance students will have the option of attending field-based sessions, or undertaking the field work through virtual on-line exercises.

International candidates study the course on-campus in Hobart.

The course has been developed as part of an initiative to establish a protected area learning and research centre. This initiative is being led by a Steering Committee comprising representatives from UTas, Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service, Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Parks Victoria, Parks Australia, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, James Cook University, Murdoch University and Charles Darwin University."


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Graduate Certificate in Protected Area Planning

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

Throughout the world there are over 160,000 protected areas that are managed with the aim of ensuring the long term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values.
Good planning is essential if protected areas are to achieve this aim.

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills required by contemporary protected area planners. This course covers planning practice in government, private and community-based protected areas.

The course has been developed as part of an initiative to establish a protected area learning and research centre. This initiative is being led by a Steering Committee comprising representatives from The University of Tasmania, Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service, Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Parks Victoria, Parks Australia, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, James Cook University, Murdoch University and Charles Darwin University.


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