Graduate Diploma in Environmental Policy and Management
Make a real impact
Responding effectively to environmental problems involves far more than applying scientific knowledge, or the ‘top-down’ regulation of people and their environments. The future of our planet relies on informed and creative thinking around policy and practice. This kind of environmental expertise is not only in high demand, but critical.
Our one-year graduate diploma is suited to mid-career environmental management professionals looking to update their knowledge, students interested in related research and recent graduates seeking a career in the area.
What will you do?
- Complete our core course, Environmental Planning and Governance.
- Undertake electives chosen from a select list that includes courses such as Environmental Impact Assessment, Regional Planning and Community Engagement.
- Build advanced communication skills.
- Consider innovative ways to address the signature environmental issues of our time.
Where could it take you?
You could set up environmental programs for the public to air their concerns or better understand issues that affect them. You might negotiate environmental policy design with private businesses and government sectors. Perhaps you’ll research economic incentives or decentralised solutions to environmental problems through a masters degree.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 3GD011 Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent; or a completed Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy and Management.SATAC Code: 3GD011
CRICOS 062048D Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent, or a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy and Management.
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $26,000
Annual tuition fees International student place: $35,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessGraduates of the program will be well equipped to take up senior policy roles in government and a variety of roles in environmental management for government agencies, industry and the not-for-profit sector.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Environmental Consultant, Environmental Management, Environmental Project Officer, Policy Adviser
Degree StructureGraduate Diploma students complete the core course Environmental Planning and Governance and choose three elective courses.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
Courses to the value of 18 units from the following:
GEOG 5001 Research Design and Methods
GEOG 5003 Environmental Impact Assessment
GEOG 5004 Environmental Economics and Policy
GEOG 5005 Community Engagement
GEOG 5006 People and Environment in the Asia-Pacific Region
GEOG 5007 Applied Spatial Analysis
GEOG 5008 Ethics in Environmental Policy and Planning
GEOG 5009 Regional Planning
GEOG 5010 Research Methods
GEOG 5045 Valuing the Environment
GEOG 5046 ICTs and Sustainability
Students may present another core course as an elective.
Please note: Not all courses are available each year.
Indicative study plan Year 1 GEOG 7002
Elective Elective Elective Current students, please see the Study Plan Templates
Written assignments, oral presentation, research, exams.
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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019