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Graduate Certificate of Science Specialisation Environment & Sustainability

Graduate Certificate of Science Specialisation Environment & Sustainability (GCSC)
CRICOS: 069701A

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year part-time
Start
  • Feb, Jul
Note: This specialisation is only available through part-time study.

Overview

  • With a focus on climatology, ecology and conservation, the Graduate Certificate of Science (Environment and Sustainability) is designed for those of you wanting to understand more about major environmental issues and the social, political and environmental implications of human impacts on the globe.

Further study

As a graduate, you will possess a high academic standard and competitive advantage in a career that is dynamic, global and in demand. Completion of the Graduate Certificate of Science (Environment and Sustainability) will also enable you to move into a Graduate Diploma of Science.

Career outcomes

  • Are you passionate about working in resource management, biodiversity conservation or climate science?
  • Specifically, our graduates find work as Climate Scientists, Climate Policy Analysts, Agricultural Scientists, Conservation and Biodiversity Managers, Environmental Consultants, Environmental Scientists and Natural Resource Managers.
  • Industries and employers you may find yourself working for include the resources/mining industries, agriculture, National Parks, universities, defence organisations, CSIRO, State and Federal Government Departments, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and many other organisations contributing to sustainable utilisation and management of our natural resources. 

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 and this degree 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.

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.

Pathways

USQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 4 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit.  

Courses to be studied Units
2 x core courses 2
2 x specialisation courses 2
Total 4

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

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

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 18800
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 18800

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 069701A

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021

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