Are you looking to advance your environmental training in specialised fields, or change careers from geology, engineering, zoology, botany or sustainability? Gain skills in environmental monitoring, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing, environmental impact assessment and environmental education.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Effectively managing human interactions with the environment requires a thorough understanding of the inter-relationships 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 different settings such as urban, mining, agriculture and aquatic.
Upgrade your qualification in Environmental Science, or get the skills and knowledge you need to move into the field if you already work in geology, forestry, agriculture, zoology, botany or planning. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the science, policies, procedures and techniques of environmental planning and management. When you graduate, you’ll have a multidisciplinary understanding of Environmental Science, and be proficient in a range of techniques employed in environmental management.
5 reasons to study a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science at Murdoch
- Broaden your skills and add value to your undergraduate qualifications in geology, environmental engineering, planning or forestry, and learn about environmental monitoring, management and assessment.
- Fit study around your work commitments by choosing to study on-campus, online, full-time or part-time with this highly flexible degree format.
- Take advantage of our scholarships such as the Murdoch University Academic Excellence Award.
- Looking to complete a Master? On completion of this course, you may be eligible for entry into our one-year Master of Environmental Science.
- If you’re an international student seeking employment in an environmental career or wish to pursue Master of Environmental Science, this course will give you the skills and knowledge you need.
Develop your skills
Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:
- Geographic Information Systems and 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
- how to effectively implement education strategies to engage individuals, communities and organisations in change processes to achieve environmental and sustainability outcomes
- understanding of sustainable land and water management with particular reference to agricultural, forestry and mining activities.
Our students have successfully gained employment in the public and private sectors, including the consulting industry in Australia and overseas.
After completing this graduate diploma, you will be able to pursue careers in environmental consulting, monitoring and management, community education and engagement, gain employment in the resources sector or federal, state and local government departments with portfolios in environment, water, energy and mining, agriculture, biodiversity conservation, coastal management and planning, or their international counterparts.
Careers could include:
- Environmental Consultant
- Environmental Scientist – Impact Assessment and Management
- Regional Planning Coordinator
- Bushland Management Officer
- Natural Resource Management (NRM) Officer.
Depending on your specialisation, you will be eligible to join the following professional bodies:
- Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand
- Australasian Land and Groundwater Association
- Environmental Consultants Association
- Ecological Society of Australia
- International Association for Impact Assessment
- Australian Marine Sciences Association
- Soil Science Australia
- Australian Society for Freshwater Science
- Australian Society of Plant Scientists.
- Perth Campus (some units external)
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
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.
Entry requirements for
When taken in the external mode, some attendance may be required depending on the units selected.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
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.
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.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
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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