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Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science (GradCertEnvSc)


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Title Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science (GradCertEnvSc)
Course Code C1127
Study Level Graduate Certificate
Organisational Unit Environmental and Conservation Sciences
Academic Contacts

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

Qualification Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science (GradCertEnvSc)
Duration 1 semester full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external) (some attendance is required in individual units)
International students must commence in Semester 2 only.
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The course is designed to provide Australian and international environmental professionals with an introduction to advanced topics and skills in environmental science. The flexibility and interdisciplinary approach of the program gives students the opportunity to further develop problem solving skills. Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science 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) in Environmental Science, Marine Science, Biological Science, Conservation Science or a closely related field of education.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Special Requirements This course is available externally, although some attendance is required in individual units.
Internet access is required for students studying externally; exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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 the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science 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 - 12 credit points

Core Units - 6 credit points

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

ENV303 GIS for Environmental Management and Planning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 70 places), S2-external (quota of 20 places)

Specified Electives - 6 credit points

Select from the following:

ENV526 Advanced Ecology - 3 points
Not available this year

ENV527 Environmental Science Topics - 3 points
Not available this year

ENV536 Education for Sustainability - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

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

ENV539 Marine Science Topics - 3 points
Not available this year

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