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Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment and Management (GradCertEnvAsstMan)

  • C1118GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT

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Title Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment and Management (GradCertEnvAsstMan)
Course Code C1118
Study Level Graduate Certificate
School School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Halina Kobryn | Email: H.Kobryn@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2411

Qualification Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment and Management (GradCertEnvAsstMan)
Duration 1 semester full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
International students must commence in Semester 1 only.
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description Environmental professionals are required to have a clear understanding of the various procedures and activities involved in environmental assessment and management. This course is designed to provide Australian and overseas environmental professionals with an understanding of the policies, procedures and techniques of environmental management through practically-oriented study. The course will be relevant to consultants and to people employed by private and public organisations that are active in environmental practice. The course aims to provide a multidisciplinary education to further develop knowledge and understanding of selected principles and techniques employed in environmental management; it is structured with maximum flexibility to meet the needs of students.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings A recognised Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7) or higher or equivalent training. If the first degree is not related to this area of study then at least two years of relevant work/life experience is required. Most of the units taken assume some prior knowledge, details of which are given in the description of each unit in the Handbook. Some students may therefore need to complete additional prerequisite units.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Special Requirements When studied in the external mode, some attendance is required.
Internet access is required for students studying externally; exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Employment Prospects This course will be relevant to consultants wishing to practice in this field, and to people employed by private and public organisations that are active in environmental management.
Further Study Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment and Management may apply for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science or Master of Environmental Science.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 12 credit points

University regulations require completion of units at 500-level or above.

Core Units - 6 credit points

ENV556 Principles of Environmental Impact Assessment - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

ENV557 Environmental Assessment and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Specified Electives - 6 credit points

Select from the following:

ENV554 Land and Water Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

ENV552 Comparative Environmental Policy and Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENV539 Marine Science Topics - 3 points
Not available this year

ENV527 Environmental Science Topics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-external

ENV526 Advanced Ecology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-external

For assistance with course planning, please contact your Student Advisor.

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