Welcome to the Graduate Environmental Program. By studying with us, you are joining a passionate engaged learning community of scholars form all kinds of academic backgrounds and all around the globe.
The Graduate Environmental Program will develop your knowledge and skills for professional practice in environment or sustainability. Our graduate degrees are flexible and multidisciplinary, focused on developing a specialisation in a field of environmental practice and improving capacity to work across disciplines for environmental decision-making.
Whether you're a recent graduate, a career changer or a graduate already in the workplace looking to develop new skills, we have a study option for you.View Courses
Specialise in key environmental areas including energy efficiency, governance and policy, social change, climate change and more, or tailor your own program.View Specialisations
Do more than just sit in a classroom. You can undertake research and industry projects, work placements and study internationally.View Subject Types
Scholarships and Awards
Learn more about Scholarships and Awards for international and domestic students.Find out more
Download the OEP Prospectus, containing information about many elements of the program.Download
Our graduates go on to do amazing things. Here are some of their stories.Learn more
Within the Master of Environment, research projects are a great way to delve further into a topic you're passionate about. They can also offer pathways to PhD programs.
Graduates of the program have extensive engagement with industry, government, and private enterprise. This is achieved through interactive seminars, work-integrated internships, applied research projects with partner organisations, and numerous networking events and opportunities.
The OEP is involved in organising a number of sustainability-focused events, including World Environment Day and Science Week, connecting with staff, students, student groups, and external stakeholders, providing a forum to share best practice. Our award ceremonies bring together high achieving students with high-profile donors and OEP Alumni are vocal ambassadors for the program, participating in expo events and webinars and featuring in our marketing material.
We also compile a list of tips from our staff and students about leading sustainable households, workplaces, and communities.
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Based at Australia’s best-ranked university, the Office for Environmental Programs (OEP) offers Australia’s leading professional environmental graduate degree. We have over 15 years of teaching excellence, with students having access to over 200 subject options from across 12 Faculties. Almost 1500 people have graduated from the program and they are highly sought after by employers with 89% in employment post graduation. The world-leading teaching and research excellence of The University of Melbourne combined with a global alumni network makes the OEP the right choice for advancing your career in Environmental Sustainability.
Professional and interdisciplinary, our program is designed for future leaders in environment and sustainability fields. Graduates are ‘T-shaped’ professionals, possessing wide knowledge of environmental issues and comprehensive literacy in sustainability topics along with deep skills in their areas of specialisation, which can include, for example, climate change, development, biophysical science, energy efficiency and modelling, and education and social change.
Our Teaching Team
Our academic teaching team use innovative approaches to integrate the experiences of industry, local government and not-for-profit representatives into the classroom by running panel discussions and hypothetical discussions – an opportunity to connect with experts in the sustainability and environment space. Academics also provide leadership in a number of key sustainability forums such as the Sustainability Executive, and continually engage with industry and local government via research project supervision and collaborative projects.
Our Community and Industry Advisory Board (CIAB)
We are supported by a highly experienced Community and Industry Advisory Board (CIAB), comprised of representatives from industry, local government and not-for-profit sectors. Several of the board members are OEP alumni. The CIAB offers practical and immediate insights into current workforce trends and needs, as well as facilitating student interaction with their organisations and professional communities.
Community and Industry Advisory Board Members
General Manager, Corporate Strategy, Melbourne Water
Prof. John McKenzie, AM
Chair of the Academic Advisory Committee of the GEP, former Dean of Science at the University of Melbourne.
General Manager - Infrastructure and Development Services, Murrindindi Shire Council
Dr Chris Mitchell
Managing Director at Project Sea Dragon Pty Ltd
Prof. Brendan Gleeson
Director, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute
Prof. Aleks Owczarek
|Deputy Dean, Faculty of Science|
Dr Turlough Guerin
Chair, AG Institute of Australia
Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services & EY Indigenous Reconciliation Leader (Ernst and Young)
EWB Challenge Program Coordinator, Engineers Without Borders Australia
|Former RIO Tinto Chief Advisor|
|Bush Heritage Australia|
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