What will I learn?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) is an opportunity for Bachelor of Science graduates to advance their qualifications.

Programme structure

The PGDipSci programme involves one year of full-time study, or up to four years of part-time study, after you have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.

120 points in your specialist subject listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Science schedule
A project or dissertation of up to 45 points may be included

Summer School will start in January.

What can you study in Environmental Management?

The Environmental Management specialisation explores the knowledge, tools and methods that can be used to solve environmental problems and monitor success.
You will study advanced courses in Environmental Management and Geography. Topics include:

  • Advanced principles in resource management
  • Debates surrounding climate change
  • Environmental policy and governance
  • How to engage communities in the pursuit of sustainable development
  • Human welfare and natural resource management

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Environmental Management

  • 15 points:
    • GEOG 701 Research in Practice
  • At least 60 points from:
    • ENVMGT 741 Social Change for Sustainability
    • ENVMGT 742 Social Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
    • ENVMGT 743 Environmental Policy
    • ENVMGT 744 Resource Management
    • ENVMGT 746 Collaborative Environmental Management
    • ENVMGT 747 Current Issues in Sustainability
  • Up to 45 points from 700 level courses in related subjects:
    • Geography, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science

Where can postgraduate study in Environmental Management take you?

Our graduates can be found in a variety industries that are directly involved in environmental management, such as environmental consultancies, non-governmental agencies and regulatory authorities. There is also a growing responsibility for large corporate organisations to be responsible for their environmental impact.

Jobs related to Environmental Management include:

  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental education officer
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Researcher
  • Sustainability consultant

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$44,418.00 (US$ 31,038) per year
Tuition fee: NZ $44,310 – NZ $44,526 (This fee is for 2021 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

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

Start date

6 January 2022, 28 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Newmarket Campus

314-390 Khyber Pass Road,

AUCKLAND,

Newmarket,

1023, New Zealand

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$44,418.00 (US$ 31,038) per year
Tuition fee: NZ $44,310 – NZ $44,526 (This fee is for 2021 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

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

Start date

6 January 2022, 28 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Grafton Campus

85 Park Road,

AUCKLAND,

Grafton,

1023, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You must have completed a Bachelors degree at a recognised university (or similar institution), with a grade point equivalent of 3.5. IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

For international students

Taught 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science at a recognised university (or similar institution) in your intended specialisation with a GPE of 3.0. Some specialisations may require you to have completed specific courses in your undergraduate degree.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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

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