Professional Certificate in Environmental Policy and Management
Get the job done
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 critical and in high demand.
What will you do?
Our Professional Certificate in Environmental Policy and Management provides a six-month fast track to making a real difference. You will:
- explore environmental economics, governance and planning in depth
- address how the signature environmental issues of our time are to be managed—from deforestation to global warming and water shortages
- consider how ethics can shape environmental policy and management in different domains
- build advanced research skills.
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 help implement economic incentives or decentralised solutions to environmental problems.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 3PC002 Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.SATAC Code: 3PC002
Not offered to international students.
Fees and Scholarships
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Tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $6,500 for 12 units
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 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
Policy Adviser, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Management, Environmental Project Officer
Degree StructureStudents choose one of the core or elective courses.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
To qualify for the Professional Certificate in Environmental Policy and Management, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 6 units:
GEOG 7001 Research Design and Methods
GEOG 7002 Environmental Planning and Governance
GEOG 7003 Environmental Impact Assessment
GEOG 7004 Environmental Economics and Policy
GEOG 7005 Community Engagement
GEOG 7006 People and Environment in the Asia-Pacific Region
GEOG 7007 Applied Spatial Analysis
GEOG 7008 Regional Planning
GEOG 7010 Valuing the Environment
GEOG 7011 ICTs and Sustainability
Please note: Not all courses are available each year.
Written assignments, oral presentation, research, exams.
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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019