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University of Newcastle

Newcastle , New South Wales ,Australia

Master of Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation

The University of Newcastle's Master of Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation is a research-focused program which provides environmental practitioners with creative solutions and specialised skills to help minimise the human and ecological risks associated with environmental pollution.

Using a balanced approach that includes both hands on and case studies, you’ll examine the core concepts, principles and techniques underlying environmental risk assessment and remediation which can be applied on a national and global platform.

Campus Information

Newcastle - Callaghan

The University of Newcastle's main campus at Callaghan is only 12 kilometres from beaches and the heart of Newcastle - a city named as one of the world's top 'Smart Cities' to watch in 2017 by Global magazine National Geographic Traveler.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 21

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career opportunities

The University of Newcastle Master of Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation will prepare you to manage contaminated site(s) projects and develop remediation action plans for both private and public organisations. With a core focus on environmental risk assessment and remediation, you will have specialised instrumental skills that will be highly valued by mining, property development and industrial sectors. Your capacity to work internationally will be supported by University’s own reputation in the field.

Possible career paths include:

  • environmental remediation research
  • environmental chemist
  • toxicologist
  • contaminated land consultant

PSW Opportunity

  • 3 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor program or approved equivalent in order to apply for entry.

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