Master of Environmental and Resource Economics

Master of Environmental and Resource Economics


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Influence major policy decisions

Stringent economic analysis and global best practice have become critical to effective policy-making for environmental and resource issues such as water allocation and carbon emissions control. The Master of Environmental and Resource Economics (MERE) degree helps you take economic analysis to an advanced and specialised sphere, then apply these concepts to high-level environmental, resource management, and energy policy issues.

Is the MERE for me?

The MERE program attracts a variety of participants. Ministers of finance for developing countries across Asia and the Pacific, as well as senior policy-makers working in central banks and national planning agencies, have completed the program to update their economics expertise in key development issues. The MERE degree is also a viable career development option for mid-tier Australian policy officers looking to undertake part-time studies. You should ideally have a Bachelor degree in economic or mathematics, or be able to demonstrate your ability to undertake quantitative analysis and apply abstract thinking.

Why choose the MERE?

The aim of the MERE program is to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the economic approaches that can be applied to inform and resolve resource management issues.

Taught by the world’s leading researchers and practitioners, the program will develop your high-level skills in quantitative analysis and modelling, using both theoretical and evidence-based methodologies. With this advanced economic knowledge, you’ll be able to develop strategies to integrate environmental and resource decisions into the broader context of national and international economic policy.

You’ll also be able to study in areas of specialisation to suit your career objectives. Elective courses include agricultural and resource economics, cost-benefit analysis, quantitative methods, economic regulation, and environmental and natural resource policy.

What are my career options?

When you graduate as a MERE, you’ll be well-equipped to secure senior leadership and management roles in research and policy analysis in Australia and overseas. Our graduates have won prominent positions with universities, national and international policy agencies, leading national and multinational corporations, and civil society organisations.

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1-2 year/s full time depending on credit

Admission requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7.

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.

Credit may also be available for relevant work experience.

Cognate disciplines

  • Applied Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Economic Policy
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

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