- 2018



Commencement year

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Science

Offered by

School of Biological Sciences



In this specialisation you will examine the threats posed to society by different forms of environmental change, such as climate change and resource depletion, and the responses needed to ensure sustainability for life support. You will draw on relevant global policy to understand the scientific evidence base required for effective environmental security policy and management across all levels of government and society. The specialisation is designed to equip you with professional skills and with the knowledge and skills to help society mitigate and adapt to global environmental change, so securing a sustainable future.


Part B. Specialisation preparatory studies (24 points)

You must complete:

  1. Four units (24 points) chosen from the following or any other unit approved by the course coordinator:
    • BIO2011 Ecology and biodiversity
    • BIO2040 Conservation biology
    • CHM3960 Environmental chemistry
    • EAE2111 Introduction to climate science
    • EAE3022 Hydrogeology
    • EAE3132 Future climates: Projections, impacts and adaptation
    • EAE3321 The Earth's critical zone
    • EAE3331 Catchment hydrology
    • EAE3342 Environmental cycles on our living planet
    • ENV2022 Environmental field skills and monitoring
    • SCI2010 Scientific practice and communication

Part C. Specialist studies (24 points)

You must complete:

  1. The following three units (18 points):
    • ENS5310 Securing biodiversity and ecosystems
    • ENS5320 Climate change, energy and human security
    • ENS5330 Water security and environmental pollution
  2. One level 5 unit from the list of electives under part D below (6 points)

Part D. Electives

  • APG5428 Environmental governance and citizenship
  • APG5433 Corporate sustainability management
  • BTF5910 Sustainability regulation
  • EAE5258 Geographical information systems (GIS) for environmental science
  • ENS5340 Environmental security in practice
  • ENS5510 Processes to influence change
  • ENS5530 Leading change for sustainable development
  • MGF5020 Business ethics in a global environment
  • SCI4010 Communicating science for research, policy and management
  • any core unit from Part C in a different specialisation in this coursein this course (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/courses/S6002.html). You must consult with the unit coordinator to ensure you have the cognate knowledge to undertake the unit

Relevant courses

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following course:

  • S6002 Master of Environment and Sustainability

Students in other courses are not eligible to complete this specialisation.