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Graduate Certificate of Science (Applied Climate Science) University of Southern Queensland (USQ)




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Explore the impacts of climatic change

Want to understand climate change, climate adaptation and how we interact with the environment at a regional and global level? USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Science (Applied Climate Science) will expand your knowledge in the area of climate change, and will cover topics such as environmental systems impact from human activity, environmental risk assessment and adaption to climate change.

Adapting and preventing the impacts of climate change is one of the most important issues facing our world.

Further Study

This qualification is also ideal for those wishing to move into further study, upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Science, students have the ability to move into the Graduate Diploma of Science.

Career outcomes

As a graduate you can follow career opportunities such as climatologist, climate scientist, climate policy analyst, environmental consultant, natural resources, biodiversity management, natural resource management or in private industry companies active in fields, such as agriculture, insurance, energy, weather information, and water services.

Other majors

Other specialisations in the Graduate Certificate of Science include: Agricultural, Astronomy, Applied Data, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environment and Sustainability, General, Mathematics for High School Teaching, Mathematics for Primary/Middle School Teaching, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychology in Schools, Science for Primary/Middle School Teaching, Wine Science.



Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Certificate of Science (Applied Climate Science).

Online/Distance (1 year part-time)

Tuition fees

A$14,560.00 (6,99,898) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


24-Feb-20, 13-Jul-20


University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Toowoomba Campus,

487-535 West Street,



4350, TOOWOOMBA, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

3-year Bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent.
equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption procedure.

IELTS (Academic only) - 6.5 (or better) (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) - 570 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 230 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) - 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill.

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