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Master of Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering

Key information

Level of study:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:
2 years
Start date: 21-February-2022
Lincoln University
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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, including a semester spent in Europe at BOKU University in Vienna. Air fares to and from Vienna are free, and the tuition cost is the same as all other 2-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, including free return air fares. 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.

Summary of Regulations
All of the following:

  • Students are required to complete 240 credits
  • In the first semester, 60 credits of taught courses from the schedules to the regulations for the MNaRM&EE degree at Lincoln University.
  • In the second semester, students are required to complete a minimum of 60 credits (30 ECTS) of coursework at BOKU. Note that the first year provides preliminary research preparation.
  • In the second year students must enrol in the thesis at Lincoln University worth 120 credits.

Entry criteria

New Zealand level 7 Bachelor’s degree or recognised equivalent, with a B average or better in your 300-level and final year (full time equivalent) courses.

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that your English is good enough to study successfully at university. Lincoln University recognises achievement through a limited number of recognised tests of English Language. Below are the minimum standards for entry to the programme:

  • 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%.


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