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Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected July 2022

Campus

Southern Institute of Technology

Summary

Comprising two elective options: renewable energy auditing and mineral resources management, the programme will provide students with both the knowledge and practical skills to develop a broad understanding of environmental management.

Successful completion by students who may have a degree in a different discipline will ensure they are equipped with the knowledge required to fulfil the expectations of the environmental management industry.

Course Content

Students study elective option A or elective option B or elective option

Elective Option A: Renewable Energy

  • EM110 Introduction to Renewable Energy
  • EM200 Research and Statistics

OR

  • EM209 Geographic Information

(students will choose between either EM200 OR EM209)

  • EM210 Renewable Energy Technologies
  • EM300 Research I
  • EM301 Research II
  • EM306 Case Studies in Environmental Management and Sustainability
  • EM310 Energy Auditing

Elective Option B: Mineral Resources

  • EM202 Earth Science and Environmental Management
  • EM200 Research and Statistics

OR

  • EM209 Geographic Information

(students will choose between either EM200 OR EM209)

  • EM300 Research I
  • EM301 Research II
  • EM304 Advanced Environmental Impact Assessment and Monitoring
  • EM306 Case Studies in Environmental Management and Sustainability
  • EM307 Mineral Resources Management

Elective Option C: Sustainable Food Systems

  • EM200 Research and Statistics

OR

  • EM207 Catchment Evolutions, Soils and Hydrogeology

(students will choose between either EM200 OR EM207)

  • EM211 Sustainable Food Systems 1
  • EM300 Research I
  • EM301 Research II
  • EM304 Advanced Environmental Impact Assessment and Monitoring
  • EM311 Sustainable Food Systems II
  • EM306 Case Studies in Environmental Management and Sustainability

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Renewable Energy strand will undertake research and analysis in an environmental management related context, conduct environmental impact assessments and analyse energy systems for environmental impact.

Graduates of the Mineral Resources Management strand will provide advice and expertise on mineral resources management as well as being able to conduct feasibility studies into the impact of resources usage in communities and the wider environment.

Satisfactory Completion

Every candidate for the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management is required to follow to the satisfaction of the Board of Studies, a programme of study for a minimum period of one year. The year of study comprises two 17-week semesters.

The overall programme of study for every candidate requires 120 credits for successful completion of the graduate diploma. Individual papers may have specific prerequisites or other knowledge/skill requirements, which must be satisfied by all students.

In order to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management, the student will have been credited with all required papers and electives as specified in the graduate diploma schedule.

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