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  • Objectives
    The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management introduces students to contemporary theory and practice in environmental management, and to the study of environmental processes and systems. Students may also undertake some study of environmental economics, philosophy or politics. The course is international in scope, but case study material will draw especially on the experience of Australia and other countries within the Asia-Pacific region. Learning outcomes Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management will: * demonstrate a basic understanding and appreciation of current issues in environmental management; * be able to identify most of the main theories, issues and complexities shaping the environment in which contemporary policymakers work; and * demonstrate an understanding of the challenge of environmental management and associated environmental management tools.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature. Credit may be granted, on application, for comparable prior studies.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management
  • Course description
    The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management is an 18-unit program which is part of the Graduate Program in Environmental Management offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences on a fee-paying basis.

    It articulates with the 36-unit Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management and the 72-unit Master of Environmental Management, and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards.

    Students who complete the Graduate Certificate normally receive credit for up to 18 units of topics should they choose to proceed to the Graduate Diploma.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    A student's program of study must be prepared by the Program Approver.

    To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management, 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.

    Students must complete:


    Managing Environments


    and 12 units chosen from the following, of which at least 6 units must be chosen from the topics in Group A:

    Group A


    Environmental Systems



    Australian Environmental Change



    Advanced Physical Geography


    Group B


    Introduction to Environmental Economics



    Environmental Economics



    Environmental Politics


    or any other topic approved by the program approver.

    Except with permission of the Faculty Board:

        * the program must be completed within four consecutive semesters;
        * no topic may be attempted more than twice;
        * a student may not include a topic which repeats work previously undertaken.

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