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Master of Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


2 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


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Expand your potential to make a difference where it’s urgently needed. Gain a world-renowned Master’s degree from Lincoln, with a semester spent in Europe at BOKU University in Vienna, and tuition costing the same as all other two year Lincoln Master’s degrees.

The world desperately needs new approaches to managing natural resources in the face of growing populations, environmental degradation and increased competition for declining resources. The Master of Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering is a globally admired two-year Master’s programme focusing on sustainable development. Part of the study is a semester at BOKU University in Vienna. This Master’s will further nurture your preparedness to make a significant difference where it’s most needed.

How you’ll grow

  • You’ll design your own multi-disciplinary study programme.
  • Targeting learning and experiences that support your sustainability research and nourish your career aspirations.

Career opportunities

Career outcomes for MNaRMEE graduates include consulting in international business and sustainability, nature conservation and wildlife management, risk management and ecological engineering fields. You’ll also be in demand among both government and non-government research organisations, and for consulting in the higher education sector.

Programme Structure

Choose a minimum of one of the following courses:

  • ERST 630 - Environmental Policy and Planning
  • ERST 636 - Aspects of Sustainability: An International Perspective

Choose a minimum of one of the following courses:

  • ECOL 608 - Research Methods in Ecology
  • ECON 615 - Applied Research Methods
  • ERST 601 - Advanced Theory in Resource Studies
  • ERST 606 - Advanced Geographic Information Systems A
  • ERST 607 - Advanced Geographic Information Systems B
  • SOCI 601 - Social Science Research Methods (Quantitative)
  • SOCI 602 - Social Science Research Methods (Qualitative)

Plus one Elective course and a 120-credit thesis

Plus 60 credits (30 ECTS) from an approved course of study at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria.

Entry criteria

A relevant New Zealand level 7 bachelor’s degree or recognised equivalent with a B average or better in the 300 level and final year (full-time equivalent) courses

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS academic score of 6.5 overall, with no individual component less than 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 80 (with at least 21 in writing and 18 in Speaking)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 176, with no individual component less than 169
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 with no communicative score of less than 50
  • Lincoln University English Language GCAE or LU EL 70%.
  • NZ Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) - Level 5 (Academic or Professional Endorsement)

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