Graduate Diploma in Environmental Policy and Management
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD011
Responding to contemporary environmental problems in the complex, multi-jurisdictional domain of environmental management, government policies must be negotiated with, and implemented through, diverse private sector agents and a differentiated civil society. Managing environmental problems therefore entails a new set of approaches, including government, public-private partnerships, economic tools and incentives, democratic decentralisation and risk management.
The program addresses how the signature environmental issues of our time - global warming, water shortages, deforestation and the like, are to be managed now and into the future.
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SATAC Code 3GD011 Mid-year entry Subject to availability Intake February and July Enquiries Ask AdelaideGraduate entry only
Graduate Entry 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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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $23,500
Annual tuition fees International student place: $32,500
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
A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
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.
Written assignments, oral presentation, research, exams.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017