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What will I learn?

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management offers transformative thinking at local and global scales to prepare graduates to become reflexive leaders, change-agents, and advocates. You'll rigorously, critically, and creatively engage with sociocultural and political-economic causes of, and responses to, todays human-inclusive environmental challenges.

In addition to the programs key focus on conceptual tools, you'll have the opportunity to develop an array of experiential and practical tools to inform ethical and restorative sustainability leadership in professional and change-making contexts.

The program is structured around a transdisciplinary integration and bridging of social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, creative arts, and participatory community and place-based approaches. The experience of moving among diverse knowledge systems empowers you to communicate complex ideas, to nurture personal and collective societal capacities to rethink and reshape the world, and to partner with others in reparative and regenerative ways.

Alumni are working as environmental and sustainability leaders in prominent positions within outreach and education, policy and regulation, arts and performance, law and planning, conservation and restoration, research and consultancy, and organisation and mobilisation in Australia and internationally in a wide range of NGOs, in non-profit and for-profit industries, and across levels of government.

Potential careers

Environmental Managers
Environmental Scientists
Environmental Consultants
Field Officers
Parks and Land Managers
Policy Specialists
Renewable Energy Specialists
Environmental Planner

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture



Study options

Full Time (0.7 years)

Tuition fees
A$19,080.00 (US$ 13,389) per year
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree: AUD $19,580

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

Start date

14 February 2022, 12 September 2022


UNSW Sydney - University of New South Wales

Kensington Campus,

High Street, Kensington,


New South Wales,

2052, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The minimum entry requirement is a Bachelor (Pass) degree with a minimum WAM of 70% or equivalent in a cognate discipline (oceanography, meteorology, physics, science, mathematics, statistics, engineering) from a recognised tertiary institution.

For international students

The program entry requirement of the 7339 Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management is:

Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 7.0 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL IBT (Internet Based): 94 overall (min. 25 in writing, 23 in reading, listening and speaking); Pearson (PTE - Academic): 65 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); C1 Advanced Cambridge: 185 overall (min. 169 in each subtest); C2 Proficiency Cambridge: 185 overall (min. 180 in each subtest); UNSW Global University English Entry Course (UEEC): Successful completion with a minimum overall grade of B and a minimum grade of C in the writing component.

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


About UNSW Sydney - University of New South Wales

UNSW Sydney is a world-leading teaching and research powerhouse, which is ranked in the top 50 universities worldwide.

  • Global Top 50: Ranked 43rd university worldwide
  • Employable graduates: Ranked 27th global employer reputation
  • Ranked No.1 by Australian startup founders
  • 6 subjects ranked among the top 20 worldwide

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