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What will I learn?

In the graduate diploma you will continue to build on the knowledge and skills you gained in the graduate certificate that are necessary to effect change and respond to the global environment and climate emergency.

The course comprises three additional core units and an optional unit to suit your background and needs.

You will be exposed to ground-breaking research and real-world practices through lectures and workshops delivered by Curtin academics and researchers, and by consultants from industry and government.

You will strengthen your skills in social research, analysis and broad stakeholder engagement, and explore approaches to informing relevant policies and practices in fields such as urban adaptation and resilience to climate change, waste and water management, renewable energy, transport, climate-change policies, sustainable production and consumption, and the future of food.

You will also have access to the innovative Legacy Living Laboratory (L3) and use the L3 visualisation hub to expand your knowledge and further build capabilities to contribute strategic solutions to biodiversity loss, extreme climatic events and other issues affecting communities globally.

The graduate diploma will provide you with a strong basis to meet professional practice and development challenges. Upon successful completion of the course you may enrol in the master degree.

Career information

Graduates will be prepared for employment opportunities in various public and private sector contexts requiring specialist knowledge and research and analytical skills. Importantly, an increasing range of organisations are engaging environment and sustainability consultants, in order to be environmentally responsible corporate citizens and to improve their stakeholder relationships.

Industries

Urban/environmental planning
Government
Construction
Engineering
Regional development
Conservation and environment
Land use
Resources and energy
Transport

What you'll learn

Apply a range of relevant disciplinary knowledges to the concept of sustainability in work and community settings
Apply critical and analytical skills within a sustainability framework; think creatively to develop practical pathways to sustainability
Locate, critically evaluate and synthesise relevant and reliable information sources on sustainability
Communicate ideas and information, verbally and in writing, to a range of target audiences
Use communication and research technologies to effectively collect information and communicate findings
Demonstrate a reflexive and adaptive approach to learning; understand second order learning; identify and apply successful learning strategies
Recognise the global nature of sustainability and the relationship between global and local sustainability issues; identify and apply international good practice to sustainability
Recognise the diverse meanings and applications of the notion of culture to sustainability; respect indigenous culture and its relevance to sustainability; identify the complexities and benefits multiculturalism brings to sustainability; and critique culture as an integrated system of norms that enable or disable sustainability
Demonstrate the ability within sustainability practice to work effectively as a team and independently when appropriate; show leadership and apply ethical and professional standards.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

CRICOS

101366

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$29,000.00 (15,62,500) per year

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

Application deadline

10 July 2022

More details

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023

Venue

Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,

BENTLEY,

Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A bachelor degree in any field of study from a recognised tertiary institution. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

For international students

Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma.

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 60. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 79 (overall) Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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