Environmental Management - 7339

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Typical Duration: 0.5 Years  

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 24


Graduate Certificate (Specialisation)

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Program Description

This program provides an introduction to the frameworks, tools, and basic disciplinary knowledge relevant to environmental management.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

At the completion of the program you should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of environmental management and policy, and an ability to apply these in a range of contexts;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of some of the disciplinary areas related to environmental decision-making, such as environmental law, economics, ecosystem management, physical sciences (physics and chemistry), social sciences and engineering;
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills;
  4. Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively to a range of audiences, and be capable of independent and collaborative enquiry and working effectively with others within broad parameters;
  5. Have an awareness of international environmental issues.

Program Structure

Note: because the core course (IEST5001) is currently only offered in Semester 1, if you commence in Semester 2 you will need to complete the program over two semesters (i.e. part-time).

This program is 24 UOC which is comprised of a core course, two fundamental knowledge courses, and an elective.

Core Course

Disciplinary Knowledge Courses

You must take two Disciplinary Knowledge courses. Your selection will be from those in the following list for which you cannot demonstrate sufficient background:


Choose one course from:
  • IEST5002 Tools for Env. Management (6 UOC)
  • A Disciplinary Knowledge course listed above not already completed
  • A specialist elective as advertised and pre-approved for the Master of Environmental Management program.

ARTS5503 Academic Writing for the Humanities (6 UOC)
ARTS5505 Personalised English Language Enhancement (6 UOC)

These courses, ARTS5503 and ARTS5505, can be taken as additional courses but will not count towards your program.

Admission Requirements

The program entry requirement of the 7339 Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management is:
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline.

Credit Transfer

If you are seeking credit transfer you must submit documentary evidence of courses completed at the time of initial enrolment. The Faculty will then determine the number of units of credit to be granted. The maximum credit transfer for a Graduate Certificate is up to 12 UOC (equivalent to two courses). Credit transfer will not be granted for courses completed more than ten years previously.

Articulation Rules

If you successfully complete the requirements for this program with a credit average you may articulate into the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management with credit for all courses completed. If you have a WAM between 60 and 64 you may be considered for articulation into the Graduate Diploma of Environmental Management with credit at the discretion of the program authority.

If you successfully complete the requirements for this program with a WAM of 70 you may articulate into the Master of Environmental Management with credit for all courses completed.

Academic Rules

See above.


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