Industry Project in Environmental Science (Masters)

This capstone project will provide the culmination of the Master of Environmental Science degree. It will apply the skills developed during the degree within a genuine workplace context. Small teams act as ‘consultants’ and work on real-world projects for our partner organisations.

Industry Project in Environmental Science (EVSC90031)

Projects commence in March and conclude in October, with the student team providing key deliverables as follows:

  • Charter agreement, written project plan and presentation (March)
  • Project update report (June)
  • Progress update presentation (August)
  • Final report and presentation (October)

Students will have the opportunity to engage in the business setting and will maintain regular contact with the project partner lead throughout the duration of the subject.

Projects can include (but not limited to):

  • Natural resource challenges
  • Climate change and energy
  • Data/GI environmental modelling

What are the benefits?

Students comment that they are able to:

  • Identify and articulate their knowledge and skills and apply them to organisational contexts and work-settings;
  • Demonstrate their analytical, research and problem-solving skills;
  • Understand the value of industry and professional networks and their importance to lifelong learning and career progression;
  • Gain greater confidence in their ability to contribute to an operating work environment, awareness of the strengths they offer to a future employer as well as areas to further develop beyond their degree.

Thinking of doing the subject?

If you would like to discuss the projects in more detail, please contact the Course Coordinator, Dr Robyn Schofield (robyn.schofield@unimelb.edu.au)