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  • Objectives
    The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of environmental processes, environmental systems, and environmental management. Students may also undertake some study of specific environmental problems, research methods, geographical information systems, and 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 Diploma in Environmental Management will: * demonstrate an enhanced understanding and appreciation of current issues in environmental management; * be able to identify the main theories, issues and complexities shaping the environment in which contemporary policymakers work; and * demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the challenge of environmental management and associated environmental management tools.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants who do not hold the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management (or an approved equivalent) 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. Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management or a comparable award normally receive credit for up to 18 units towards the Graduate Diploma.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management
  • Course description
    The Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management is a 36-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 18-unit Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management and the 72-unit Master of Environmental Management and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

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

    To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management, a student must complete 36 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:

    ENVS8001
        

    Managing Environments
        

    6
        

    and 30 units chosen from the following, of which at least 6 units must be chosen from the topics in Group A, and no more than 12 units may be chosen from the topics in Group C:
        

    Group A

    ENVS8003
        

    Environmental Systems
        

    6

    ENVS8004
        

    Australian Environmental Change
        

    6

    ENVS8005
        

    Advanced Physical Geography
        

    6
        

    Group B

    ENVS8006
        

    Introduction to Environmental Economics
        

    6

    ENVS8007
        

    Environmental Economics
        

    6

    ENVS8009
        

    Environmental Politics
        

    6

    ENVS8011
        

    Environmental Impact Assessment
        

    6

    ENVS8012
        

    Coastal Management
        

    6

    ENVS8013
        

    Environmental Weed Management
        

    6
        

    or any other topic approved by the Program Approver
        

    Group C

    GEOG2010
        

    Computing Methods
        

    6

    GEOG3013
        

    GIS Applied Project
        

    6

    GEOG7019
        

    Research Project Design, Conduct and Management
        

    6

    Except with permission of the Faculty Board:

        * the program must be completed within six 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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