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Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Environmental Science

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Newmarket Campus


The Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) is an opportunity for Bachelor of Science graduates to advance their qualifications.

Environmental Science seeks to develop and apply prevention, remediation and mitigation strategies to enhance or maintain environmental quality.

Postgraduate study in Environmental Science focuses on a scientific approach to environmental problem solving in natural and managed environments.

Summer School will start in January.

Areas of research interests open to exploration include:

  • Air quality and atmospheric processes
  • Application of computer modelling to environmental problems
  • Applied Estuarine Ecology
  • Applied Terrestrial Ecology
  • Assessment of ecological change
  • Aquatic Ecological Assessment
  • Biodiversity Management and Conservation
  • Conservation project management techniques
  • Environmental Data Analysis
  • Rare species management
  • Restoration and Landscape Ecology
  • Waste minimisation
  • Water quality science
  • Site restoration methods
  • Sustainable management of ecosystems

Structuring your postgraduate programme in Environmental Science

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Environmental Science

30 points from:

  • ENVSCI 701 Research Practice in Environmental Science
  • ENVSCI 711 Assessing Environmental Effects

At least 60 points from:

  • EARTHSCI 705 Geohazards
  • EARTHSCI 720 Geochemistry of our World
  • ENVSCI 702 Applied Estuarine Ecology
  • ENVSCI 707 Directed Study in Environmental Science
  • ENVSCI 713 Air Quality and Atmospheric Processes
  • ENVSCI 714 Water Quality Science
  • ENVSCI 716 Aquatic Ecological Assessment
  • ENVSCI 733 Biodiversity Management and Conservation
  • ENVSCI 734 Restoration and Landscape Ecology
  • ENVSCI 737 Applied Terrestrial Ecology
  • ENVSCI 738 Water and Society
  • GEOG 730 Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future
  • GEOG 745 Applied Fluvial Geomorphology
  • GEOG 746 Applied Coastal Geomorphology
  • GEOG 748 Current Issues in Coastal Management
  • GEOG 749 Climate and Society
  • GEOG 770 GIS and Spatial Data Handling
  • GEOG 771 Spatial Analysis and Geocomputation
  • ENVMGT 742 Social Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
  • ENVMGT 744 Resource Management
  • MARINE 703 Marine Protected Areas

30 points from 700 level courses in a related subject:

  • Earth Sciences, Environmental Management, Geography, Marine Science

Further study options

  • Master of Science
  • Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice
  • Master of Bioscience Enterprise
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Entry criteria

Taught 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science at a recognised university (or similar institution) in your intended specialisation with a GPE of 3.0. Some specialisations may require you to have completed specific courses in your undergraduate degree.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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