The OEP offers four general streams of educational programs designed to develop your knowledge and skills for professional practice in environment and sustainability or ready you for a higher degree by research such as the Master of Philosophy or PhD.
Based around two core subjects – Environmental Sustainability and Partnerships for Sustainable Futures – you can choose to complete a six month, one year or two year program. Once you've decided on that, explore the 200+ subjects you could choose from, either by specialisation or by subject cluster.
Master of Environment
A 200-point program (2 years full-time or approx. 3-4 years part-time) with the option to anchor your studies with one of our 11 named specialisations or a customised specialisation.
Graduate Diploma in Environment
A 100-point program (1 year full-time with part-time options available) designed as an introduction to environmental issues.
Graduate Certificate in Environment
A 50-point program (6 months full-time with part-time options available) designed as an introduction to environmental issues.
Environmental and Climate Science suite
Master of Environmental Science
Learn scientifically rigorous ways to address issues like biodiversity loss, energy transformation and food insecurity.
Master of Climate Science
The only science-focused course of its kind in Australia, you'll learn from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) lead authors and undertake an industry project in your degree.
Master of Urban Horticulture
The only course of its kind in the southern hemisphere, you'll learn to create, manage and advocate for urban greening.
Graduate Diploma in Urban Horticulture
Suits people new to the industry and practitioners looking to upskill. A pathway into our Master of Urban Horticulture. 1 year full time / 2 years part time. On campus (Burnley).
Graduate Certificate in Urban Horticulture
Suits people new to the industry and practitioners looking to upskill. A pathway into our Master of Urban Horticulture. 1 year part time. On campus (Burnley).
Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture
Learn about urban forests. Explore tree growth and function, plant identification and selection, pests, diseases, and environmental stresses. 1 year part time. On campus (Burnley).
Graduate Certificate in Garden Design
Explore landscape design principles, develop plant expertise and build specialist presentation skills to turn your passion into a career. 1 year part time. On campus (Burnley).
Graduate Certificate in Green Infrastructure
Improve city environments through green roofs and walls, urban trees and water-sensitive design. The first course of its kind in Australia. 1 year part time. On campus (Burnley).
Ecosystem management suite
Master of Ecosystem Management & Conservation
Explore the biophysical and social aspects of ecosystems, while building practical skills in land and forest management through industry and field exposure.
Graduate Certificate in Bushfire Planning and Management
Specialist training to develop best-practice skills in planning, design and managing for fire risk in semi-urban and rural environments. 1 year part time. On campus (Parkville).
The right scholarship for you
Melbourne Scholarships aims to reward outstanding previous academic achievement and provide access for students who might otherwise be prevented from undertaking graduate study. A range of scholarships with different eligibility criteria are on offer. Find a scholarship that recognises your individual circumstances.