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  • Objectives
    The primary aims of the graduate certificate are to provide: * advanced studies to students with an undergraduate degree that is not related to studies of biodiversity, who would like to broaden their expertise or specialise in the field of biodiversity, and, * vocational knowledge and skills in the field of biological diversity for environmental professionals. Learning outcomes The expected learning outcomes for the graduate certificate include: * knowledge of the extent of the world's biodiversity and a critical awareness of the threat to biodiversity posed by human activities and current levels of extinction; * an advanced level of knowledge of the biological principles underlying biodiversity assessment, conservation and management; and * knowledge in a breadth of subject areas relating to biological diversity.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. The Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature. The Graduate Certificate in Biodiversity is not available to graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Biodiversity and Conservation or of equivalent undergraduate courses from other tertiary institutions.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate in Biodiversity
  • Course description
    The Graduate Certificate in Biodiversity is an 18-unit program offered by the Faculty of Science and Engineering on a Commonwealth Supported basis.

    The course articulates with the Graduate Diploma in Biodiversity and the Master of Biodiversity, and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards.

    Students who have completed the graduate certificate are awarded credit towards the graduate diploma.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Biodiversity, a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.

    Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.

    DUE TO TOPIC AVAILABILITY THIS COURSE CANNOT BE COMPLETED FULL-TIME IN SEMESTER 1.

    Students must complete the following topic:

    BIOD8101
        

    Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology GE
        

    6

    plus 12 units from the following optional topics:

    BIOD8005
        

    Advanced Vertebrate Palaeontology
        

    6

    BIOD8006
        

    Advanced Community Ecology
        

    6

    BIOD8007
        

    Australian Floral Diversity
        

    6

    BIOD8009
        

    Biodiversity Research Project A
        

    6

    BIOD8002
        

    Ecotourism: Principles and Practice
        

    6

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