What will I learn?

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science is the first award level of an articulated program which gives qualified applicants the opportunity for study at progressive postgraduate levels in Environmental Science.

This program is designed as a professional development course in areas relevant to natural resources and environmental management. The flexibility of the program gives students the opportunity to gain a broad skill set in environmental science or to develop their professional knowledge and management skills in a chosen area of study.

Students entering the course without a background in a relevant discipline must undertake 24 credit points of 100 and 200-level foundation units.

Career Opportunities

The program is well suited to graduates wishing to change career pathway or for practising resource managers wishing to become involved in short-term retraining or staff development programs.

Course Aims

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science will provide graduates with the opportunity to broaden their professional knowledge and management skills in multi-disciplinary competencies related to environmental science and natural resources management.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate through their own study and practice specialised scientific knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management, and specialised skills in a chosen discipline;
  • demonstrate through their own practice specialist technical competencies in the field, laboratory and professional workplace related to environmental science and natural resources management; and knowledge of theoretical concepts applicable to environmental science and natural resource management;
  • conduct investigations to critically analyse and evaluate complex ideas, and apply established theories to identify solutions to complex problems relating to environmental science and natural resources management;
  • be effective communicators of environmental science by communicating scientific knowledge and concepts to a variety of audiences using a range of written and oral communication modes; and
  • be responsible and accountable for their own learning and scientific work by demonstrating initiative and independent judgement in a range of functions and scientific disciplines in specialised contexts; operating with a high level of personal autonomy and responsibility for all aspects of the work or function of others; and planning and executing independent research while complying with regulatory frameworks and practising professional ethics relevant to the management of natural systems.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

CRICOS

012208G

Study options

Full Time (0.5 or 1 Year)

Tuition fees
A$33,856.00 (US$ 23,540) per year

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

Start date

1 March 2021

Venue

University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND,

New South Wales,

2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Online/Distance (0.5 or 1 Year Full-time; Up to 4 years Part-time)

Tuition fees
A$33,856.00 (US$ 23,540) per year
The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

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

Start date

Expected June 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To qualify for admission into UNE postgraduate programs you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least comparable to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) bachelor degree. English language requirements: An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic overall score of at least 6.0, with no sub-band less than 5.5. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test OR at least 79 in the internet-based test. You must receive a rating of no less than 22 in the written component. A Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

For international students

A candidate shall:

(a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in a non-relevant discipline; or

(b) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in a relevant discipline.

Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to:

  • Botany
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Zoology

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

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About this uni

The average starting salary for students after graduation from the University of New England is AUD 60,000 (The Good Universities Guide 2018).

  • Based in Armidale, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 80 different nationalities
  • Main campus spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options