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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:


    Managing Environments


    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


    Environmental Systems



    Australian Environmental Change



    Advanced Physical Geography


    Group B


    Introduction to Environmental Economics



    Environmental Economics



    Environmental Politics



    Environmental Impact Assessment



    Coastal Management



    Environmental Weed Management


    or any other topic approved by the Program Approver

    Group C


    Computing Methods



    GIS Applied Project



    Research Project Design, Conduct and Management


    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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