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Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science (GradDipEnv)


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Title Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science (GradDipEnv)
Course Code G1053
Study Level Graduate Diploma
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 Diploma in Environmental Science (GradDipEnv)
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Some units only: Murdoch campus (external) (all but one unit)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The course provides graduates from wide cognate disciplines training and a graduate qualification in environmental science. It offers a broad range of subjects such as ecology, environmental policy and law, environmental monitoring, land and water management and sustainability. Completion of this course provides the opportunity for further study at progressive graduate levels in Environmental Science.
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 taken in the external mode, some attendance may be required depending on the units selected.
Employment Prospects This course is relevant to those who wish to practise in environmental science in the public and private sectors in Australia and overseas.
Further Study Students who successfully complete this Graduate Diploma may apply for admission to the Master of Environmental Science.
Exemption from Coursework Regulations In this course, where appropriate, undergraduate units (between 100- and 400-level) have been included to meet the learning outcomes for the entire course: postgraduate students can expect to be part of a learning community with undergraduate students in these units.
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 - 24 credit points

Core Units - 24 credit points

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

ENV552 Comparative Environmental Policy and Law - 3 points
Not available this year

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

ENV536 Engaging with a Sustainable Future - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ENV558 Environmental Monitoring - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ENV303 GIS for Environmental Management and Planning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

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

ENV526 Advanced Ecology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Students who have completed units with similar outcomes as the Core Units listed will need to complete other units as approved by the Academic Chair.


SUS512 Sustainability, Ecology and Communities - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

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