Course Description

Our future hangs in the balance. Humanity is developing at speed causing widespread environmental, economic and social challenges for sustaining life on Earth. It’s vital for us to change and adapt in all aspects of how we work and live.If you’re future-conscious and want to transform society through sustainable solutions, this is your chance to learn the skills you’ll need. It’ll give you the training, language and tools to be a leader in a rapidly growing field. You’ll explore the trends, issues and science underlying global sustainability problems, and learn how to evaluate, analyse and collaborate across sectors to influence, motivate and effect positive, sustainable change.

Get hands-on, real-world experience through an internship, interdisciplinary or research project to help drive innovation, and be taught by global and professional experts from multiple disciplines and sectors, who are leading the environment and sustainability agenda in Australia and internationally.Combine your industry experience or previous study with a strong foundation in understanding sustainability challenges, and use it to advance sustainability solutions in your sector. You’ll have the skills to provide strategic leadership in policy formulation, governance and regulatory advice,  management  and  capacity-building  in  sectors  as diverse as business, government and not-for-profits.

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Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $31,700 total course cost.


1 years full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Agriculture & Environmental Studies postgraduate courses at Monash University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 87.1% (national average 76.3%)
Improved skills: 87.1% (national average 82.5%)
Overall satisfaction: 96.8% (national average 84.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from Monash University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Agriculture & Environmental Studies postgraduate courses at Monash University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 60.0% (national average 74.3%)
Studying full time: 7.5% (national average 8.0%)
Median full time salary: (national average $75,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Monash University Code: S6002

Entry Requirements

Depending on prior qualifications:Entry level 1: Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete) An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least 60% (credit) average, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty leading the specialisation considers to be equivalent. Entry level 2: Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including business, environmental science,  humanities, science or social sciences, with at least 60% (credit) average, or qualification/ experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers t