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Graduate Certificate of Science (Applied Climate Science)

Summary
Graduate Certificate of Science Specialisation Applied Climate Science (GCSC)
  • CRICOS: 069701A

Study Mode
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 4 units

Duration
  • 1 year part-time

Campus
  • -

This specialisation is only available through part-time study.
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Explore the impacts of climatic change

Want to understand climate change, climate adaptation and how we interact with the environment at a regional and global level? USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Science (Applied Climate Science) will expand your knowledge in the area of climate change, and will cover topics such as environmental systems impact from human activity, environmental risk assessment and adaption to climate change.

Adapting and preventing the impacts of climate change is one of the most important issues facing our world.

Further Study

This qualification is also ideal for those wishing to move into further study, upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Science, students have the ability to move into the Graduate Diploma of Science.

As a graduate you can follow career opportunities such as climatologist, climate scientist, climate policy analyst, environmental consultant, natural resources, biodiversity management, natural resource management or in private industry companies active in fields, such as agriculture, insurance, energy, weather information, and water services. 
Courses to be studied Units
4 x specialisation courses 4
Total 4
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (4 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 14560
On-campus AUD 17920

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • 3-year Bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent.
  • or
  • equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption procedure.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


How to apply

CRICOS: 069701A

Note: The Applied Climate Science specialisation is not available on-campus for international students.

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.