The University of Newcastle, Australia


Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


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



Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019

0.5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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UON program code: 40026
CRICOS code: 089717E

Study Pollution Impact Assessment

The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Pollution Impact Assessment provides environmental practitioners with creative solutions and specialised skills to help minimise the human and ecological risks associated with environmental pollution.

Using a balanced approach that includes both hands on and case studies, you’ll examine the core concepts, principles and techniques underlying environmental risk assessment and remediation that can be applied on a national and global platform.

Why study with us?

  • Enhance your skills in environmental management - as an environmental practitioner, you may have a bachelor’s degree in science or applied science (engineering) and are now looking to expand your skills or take your environmental management career to the next level.
  • Expand your career opportunities - apply the practical skills and knowledge that you gain during your studies to specialise in areas across a variety of fields, including research (environmental chemistry, toxicology and technology), consultancy, advocacy and private practice.

What you will study

The University of Newcastle Graduate Certificate in Pollution Impact Assessment will provide you with specialized skills required to assess the impact of pollution. Upon completion, you will understand the key principles underpinning risk assessment and be ready to apply your acquired knowledge as an environmental practitioner or as a stepping stone for career development.

Core courses that you will complete include:

  • Site Assessment and Planning
  • Chemodynamics of environmental contaminants
  • Risk Characterisation for Human Health
  • Ecological Risk Assessment

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

The University of Newcastle Graduate Certificate in Pollution Impact Assessment will prepare you to assess the risks and impacts of contaminants. With a core focus on environmental risk assessment, you will have specialised instrumental skills that will be highly valued by mining, the property development and industrial sectors. Your capacity to work internationally will be supported by the University’s own reputation in the field.

Possible career paths include:

  • environmental impact assessment consultant
  • contaminated land consultant
  • pollution control technician
  • environmental engineer