The University of Newcastle, Australia
Fast facts
Location

Online

Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 28 Jan 2020
  • Trimester 2 - 11 May 2020
  • Trimester 3 - 24 Aug 2020
Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

UON program code: 12327

Program handbook

Description

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management and Sustainability will empower you with the knowledge to play a professional role in solving environmental problems that confront contemporary societies. The structure of our program will provide you with specialised environmental management and sustainability skills together with the ability to determine, environmental impact assessment against legislation and policy. On completion of the degree, you will have a high level understanding of key issues and approaches in environmental management, sustainability and decision-making.

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management and Sustainability is open to graduates from a wide range of backgrounds and experience. It caters for both suitably qualified graduates from cognate fields and mid-career professionals wishing to gain professional postgraduate qualifications. Our Graduate Certificate degree will give you the specialised skills needed to pursue a career in resolving environmental issues. Online delivery means flexible study options.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Apply knowledge and skills in the discipline of environmental management and sustainability across a range of contexts for ethical professional practice.
  • Review, analyse and synthesise recent developments in the discipline to demonstrate an advanced understanding in the field of environmental management and sustainability.
  • Provide technical and creative solutions to environmental problems using independent judgement and critical analysis of available resources.
  • Interpret, justify and communicate environmental management and sustainability concepts, theoretical propositions and methodologies to a variety of specialist or non-specialist audience.
  • Initiate, plan and implement environmental management and sustainability projects both autonomously and as part of a team using an adaptive management framework.

Details

Information correct as at10 Dec 2019 3:20 AM
Program code12327
AQF level

Level 8 Graduate Certificate

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Online
Duration
  • Australian students - 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Term typeTrimesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Science
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Business School
  2. Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies
  3. School of Education
  4. School of Humanities and Social Science
  5. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  6. School of Health Sciences
  7. School of Medicine and Public Health
  8. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
  9. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
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Admission information

Admission requirements

Students with an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree or an AQF Level 8 Bachelor Honours degree are eligible for admission to the program.  In special circumstances, an applicant holding other acceptable academic or professional qualifications and relevant work experience may be admitted as a candidate for the program.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.

Credit may be granted for coursework courses if they can be demonstrated to be directly equivalent in terms of content and depth of study to the corresponding courses in the Environmental Management and Sustainability program, and they were completed within the previous 5 years.  Credit will be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and IT in accordance with the Postgraduate Coursework Awards and Programs Schedule.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

40 units

Program duration

0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

Program requirements

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 40 units of study comprised of:

  • Core Courses - 20 units
  • Program Directed A Course - 10 units
  • Program Directed B Course - 10 units.

Students in the Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability have the option of exiting with the Graduate Certificate only if they are admitted to the Masters program on the basis of an AQF Level 7 program.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS6525Sustainability and Ecosystem Health
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6530Environmental Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Directed Courses Group A

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR6001Aboriginal Foundation Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR6005Aboriginal Education 1st World Policy / Third World OutcomesNot currently offered10 units
BIOL6001Science Policy and Commercialisation
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ECON6440Economic Planning and Project EvaluationNot currently offered10 units
ECON6450Applied Policy AnalysisNot currently offered10 units
EDUC6157History, Nature, and Practice of ScienceNot currently offered10 units
EMGT6001Biodiversity, Conservation Science and Management.
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6500Business and the Natural Environment
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6510Environmental Legislation and Policy
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6545Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6560Contemporary Issues in Water Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6420Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6004Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6100Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6484Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
INFT6304Project Planning and Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
MARI6001Marine Ecology and Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
OHSE6010Occupational Health
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PHYS6010Contemporary Issues in Energy
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA6590Environmental Justice
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
STAT6107Statistics for the SciencesNot currently offered10 units

Directed Courses Group B

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS6535Implementing Environmental Resilience and Addressing Complexity
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6555Applied Natural Resource Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

International students can only study this program online offshore.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.