• Offered by Environmental Management & Development Program
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Environmental Management & Development
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2014
    Autumn Session 2014
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Preparatory Course: Environmental Management and Development (EMDV6900)

Incoming international students to the Environmental Management and Development Program undertake a preparatory program of 5 weeks prior to the commencement of formal coursework.  This program is offered twice a year, inJanuary/February and June/July.  Preparatory programs were introduced in recognition of the fact that many new students:
. have not studied in an Australian university before;
. have been away from formal studies for a significant period of time;
. may take time to adjust to the academic culture and expectations of postgraduate study;  or
. may not have English as a first language.

A stable learning environment is established as quickly as possible.  The aim of the orientation week is to ensure that the students' immediate social and cultural needs are met and that they begin to establish personaland academic networks.  The orientation week therefore includes administrative, accommodation, health and welfare sessions, as well as introductions to staff, the campus and facilities.

Orientation week is followed by preparation for coursework.  The preparatoryprogram is designed to introduce new students to the academic terminology, issues, skills, expectations and culture they will encounter during their graduate coursework.  Students can develop or refresh skills required of them in statistics, economics and computing/word processing (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Endnote Plus).

The academic and research skills component comprises cultural issues relating to living and learning in Australia, the language of discourse indifferent disciplines, critical analysis, logic and argument, research and referencing skills, academic writing, study skills and oral presentationskills.

Preparatory programs not only enable us to inform students about theacademic environment they will encounter, but also enable us to identify problems or issues they have and to monitor their transition in the adjustment period prior to the commencement of formal coursework.  The preparatory programs have been significant in ensuring that students adjust to postgraduate studies with greater ease and confidence.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
18 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
18.00 0.37500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $2000
2014 $2000
2013 $2000
2012 $2000
2011 $2000
2010 $2000
2009 $2000
2008 $2000
2007 $2000
2006 $2000
2005 $2000
2004 $2000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2000
2014 $2000
2013 $2000
2012 $2000
2011 $2000
2010 $2000
2009 $2000
2008 $2000
2007 $2000
2006 $2000
2005 $2000
2004 $2000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1453 08 Jan 2014 17 Jan 2014 17 Jan 2014 14 Feb 2014 In Person N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4399 11 Jun 2014 20 Jun 2014 20 Jun 2014 18 Jul 2014 In Person N/A

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