The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

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

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
Fees

$19,455 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
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Duration

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

Program handbook

Description

The Graduate Certificate in Pollution Impact Assessment program is designed to equip graduates with specialist training in assessing the impact of pollution and environmental contaminants and to provide high quality industry ready graduates to meet end user needs.

The Graduate Certificate in Pollution Impact Assessment courses are focused postgraduate courses integrating required disciplines to provide graduates with capabilities for assessing environmental contaminants and determining the impact of contaminants on the environment.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Advanced understanding of scientific concepts underlying enviromental risk assessment and remediation.
  • Select and apply appropriate scientific methodologies and tools for environmental investigation.
  • Apply critical thinking to synthesis data from a number of sources to solve complex problems in environmental risk assessment and remediation.
  • Communicate specialised technical knowledge effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a variety of contexts.

Details

Information correct as at26 Aug 2019 3:20 AM
Program code40026
AQF level

Level 8 Graduate Certificate

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 0.5 years full-time.
Recommended studiesBiology, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Mathematics and or Physics
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Science
Contributing schools
  1. Global Centre for Environmental Remediation
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code089717E

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to the program will be based on student’s academic qualifications and or relevant experience in the environmental remediation industry, as follows:

  • A three year Diploma or Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in an Environmental Science discipline (or cognate discipline): or
  • A three Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a field other than Environmental Science (non-cognate discipline) with a minimum of one year relevant industry related experience; or
  • A three year Diploma (AQF Level 6) in an Environmental Science discipline (cognate discipline) with one year relevant industry experience; or
  • A three year Diploma (AQF Level 6) in a field other than Environmental Science (non-cognate discipline) with two years relevant industry related experience; or
  • A two year Diploma (AQF Level 6) in an Environmental Science discipline (cognate discipline) with three years relevant industry experience; or
  • A two year Diploma (AQF Level 6) in a field other than Environmental Science (non-cognate discipline) with four years relevant industry experience; or
  • At least five years industry experience.

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 and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


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.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

This program is designed to give a practical based learning experience to student and consists of a total of 40 units of compulsory core courses.


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
ERAR6001Site Assessment and Planning
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ERAR6002Chemodynamics of Environmental Contaminants
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ERAR6005Risk Characterisation for Human Health
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ERAR6006Ecological Risk Assessment
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
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

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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.