What will I learn?

Climate change is increasingly seen as a major threat to the physical and biological health of the planet with long terms hazards and implications for many communities. This program looks deeply at the social, cultural, political and economic impact of climate change.

It focuses on people who live in areas where climatic conditions threaten water and food security, public health, public amenities, quality of life and living conditions. Through your research, develop an appreciation of international and national obligations and trends in the assessment and management of climate change.

Discover from this how to effectively examine complex agricultural, industrial, infrastructure and urban development proposals, using statutory and best practice processes, to meet the predicted impacts of climate change.

Program structure

As a candidate you are required to conduct research that can be written up as a scholarly thesis.

  • You must demonstrate research competency and the ability to make a significant and original contribution to the body of knowledge in your chosen area of specialisation.
  • You must clearly articulate in your research outline, the topic, background, rationale, research question, aim and objectives, methodology, research methods and techniques, and timeframe. Your research outline is to include a literature review that relates to the research question and objectives.
  • The results of your research activities should be presented succinctly and accurately and as necessary could be supported by more detailed annexures.
  • Your syntheses analysis and discussion must clearly focus on the research question and the objectives of the work. Conclusions and recommendations must be drawn from your analysis and discussion and reflect the attainment of the aim and the way in which the research question is addressed.

Which department am I in?

School of Science and Engineering

CRICOS

063014F

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,000.00 (US$ 19,160) per year
Estimated Total Tuition Fee: AUD $58,000
Start date

Scheduled dates throughout the year

Venue

USC Caboolture

80-106 Tallon Street,

CABOOLTURE,

Queensland,

4510, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,000.00 (US$ 19,160) per year
Estimated Total Tuition Fee: AUD $58,000
Start date

Scheduled dates throughout the year

Venue

USC Fraser Coast

161 Old Maryborough Road,

HERVEY BAY,

Queensland,

4655, BUNDABERG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: TOEFL: Paper-based: Overall score of 575 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English: Overall score of 64 with no communicative score less than 58; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Overall score of 58 or above with no less than borderline in each skill; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Overall score of 45 or above.

For international students

To be eligible for admission to Master of Climate Change Adaptation by Research candidature, applicants are normally required to hold a bachelors degree with at least Honours Class 2 Division II from a recognised higher education institution. Applicants who have completed a bachelors degree and have achieved by subsequent work and study a standard equivalent to at least Honours Class 2 Division II may also be considered.

Entry by non-graduates who have relevant governmental or industry experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Dean, Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering. In exceptional cases applications may be considered on the basis of other evidence of general and professional qualifications as approved by the Research Degrees Committee.

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 85 with minimum score of 21 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 575 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 58 with no sub score less than 54; CAE/CPE - Overall score of 177 or above with no less than 169 in each skill; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion.

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