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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 Feb 2023

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.

Entry criteria

Entry is open to those who have graduated successfully from a bachelor degree programme or who can demonstrate equivalent relevant, practical, professional or educational experience in a related discipline.

Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

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