The University of Western Australia
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Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science

Build and update your knowledge and skills in the field of environmental science by completing a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science.

Introduction

Environmental scientists assess the impact of human activity and develop scientific, risk-based solutions to help secure a sustainable global environment.

An interdisciplinary approach to problem solving is essential in this field, meaning that both the biological and earth sciences are encompassed within the course, as well as studies in environmental planning and management.

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Course description, features and facilities

Environmental issues are many and varied, and an interdisciplinary approach is followed. Environmental scientists concern themselves with issues such as:
  • climate change
  • carbon trading
  • greenhouse gas emissions
  • water resource management
  • salinity
  • land degradation and rehabilitation
  • flora and fauna
  • habitat destruction
  • deforestation
  • energy and mineral depletion
  • air and water pollution
  • soil erosion
  • groundwater contamination
UWA is well equipped for teaching and research in environmental science and is supported by the Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management, the Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Initiative, the Kings Park and Botanic Gardens Biodiversity Conservation Centre and the Ecosystem Restoration Laboratory.

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Structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2014;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from Group A:

Group A

S1ENVT4402Analysis for Natural Resource Management
S2ENVT4404Environmental Planning and Management

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from Group B:

Group B

NSENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in the Natural Sciences
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science

Career opportunities

Environmental Science graduates have ample employment opportunities with key employers including commonwealth and state departments and agencies responsible for the environment, water, conservation, climate change policy, agriculture and food, and primary industries.

Other employers are private sector firms working in the resources sector and non-government organisations such as Landcare.

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Further study opportunities

Students with a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science can pursue further studies by completing a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science, or a Master of Environmental Science (coursework) with a specialisation in Environmental Management; Geographic Information Science and Environmental Management; Land and Water Management; or Marine and Coastal Management.

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These pages are under review and are being updated.

Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to all students other than those holding an international student visa.

On this page

  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree from this university with a relevant major or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or

A qualification or a level of education and professional experience recognised by the Faculty as equivalent to a bachelor's degree.

English competency

See the full list of English language requirements.

These pages are under review and are being updated.

How to apply

This course is available to all students other than those holding an international student visa.

On this page

  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Fees
  4. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

Semester 1: 23 January

Semester 2: 26 June

How to apply

Submit a completed application form

Fees

Annual fee: $10189.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

Contact details - admission information

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On this page

  1. Application Deadlines
  2. Fees
  3. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

Fees

Annual fee: $16190.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

Contact details - admission information

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Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science: the details

Status
Available 2014
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Internal
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
For information regarding course contact hours and requirements refer to relevant details in the UWA Handbook.   
Standard full-time completion
1 semester
Maximum time to complete
4 years
Contact details: course information
Science Student Office
Agricultural Central building
postgrad-science@uwa.edu.au
Ask UWA
6488 7333
Course code
72230
CRICOS Code
074953E
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