Environmental Science

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science (GradCertEnvSc)

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Are you looking to advance your environmental knowledge in specialised fields? Gain skills in environmental monitoring and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), as well as other areas of your choice.

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  • Selection Rank

  • Course Code

    • C1127
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 1 semester full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 030208B
  • Course Code

    • C1127
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 1 semester full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

Effectively managing human interactions with the environment requires a thorough understanding of the interrelationships between land, water, air, biota and people. As an environmental professional, you’ll need a clear understanding of the procedures and skills involved in investigating complex environmental issues in a range of urban, mining, agriculture and aquatic settings.

You’ll gain a more in-depth understanding of environmental science, including techniques in environmental monitoring. Develop your knowledge and skills in Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing, environmental monitoring and selected advanced techniques employed in environmental management.

This course will be relevant if you are a graduate in sustainability, environmental, marine or conservation science and would like practice in this field. Or, if you’re employed by private and public organisations that are active in environmental planning, monitoring or management, this course will give you the skills you need to succeed.

4 Reasons to study a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science at Murdoch

  • Broaden your skills and employment opportunities by adding value to your undergraduate qualifications in conservation biology, marine science or agricultural sciences.
  • Increase your networking opportunities through Murdoch’s industry and research connections.
  • Fit study around your work commitments by choosing to study on-campus, online, full-time or part-time with this highly flexible degree format.
  • Looking to complete a Master? On completion of this course, you may be eligible for entry into our one-year Master of Environmental Science.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • geographic information systems and science including remote sensing as used in environmental management and planning
  • environmental monitoring including use of GIS and remote sensing for designing, implementing and managing large monitoring programs
  • interdisciplinary approaches to further develop problem solving skills.

Your career

Our students have successfully gained employment in the public and private sectors, including the consulting industry in Australia and overseas.

After completing this degree, you will be able to pursue careers in environmental consulting, monitoring and management, community education and engagement, gain employment in the resources sector or in federal, state and local government departments with portfolios in environment, water, energy and mining, agriculture, nature conservation, biodiversity, coastal management and planning, or their international counterparts.

Careers could include:

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Project Coordinator
  • Environmental Scientist – Impact Assessment and Management
  • Environmental Officer
  • Natural Resource Management (NRM) Officer.

Professional recognition

Depending on your specialisation, you could be eligible to join the following professional bodies:

  • Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand
  • Environmental Consultants Association
  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • Australian Marine Sciences Association
  • Soil Science Australia
  • Australian Society for Freshwater Science
  • Australian Society of Plant Scientists
  • Australian Coastal Society
  • Australian Association for Environmental Education.

  • Location

    • Perth Campus or external
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.

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Special Requirements

This course is available externally, although some attendance is required in individual units. Internet access is required for students studying externally; exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Fees & Scholarships for

At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. Our International Welcome Scholarship therefore offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

 

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  • Check the course details
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to clarify your eligibility
  • Check your eligibility for a scholarship
  • Prepare your documentation (see the checklist below)
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  • Now you're ready to apply!

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Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae