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Graduate Diploma of Environment

A single one year graduate award offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment

  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Field of Education
    • Environmental Studies
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Field of Education
    • Environmental Studies

Program Requirements

The Graduate Diploma of Environment requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of courses from the following lists, with a minimum of 6 units from at least 3 of the lists:

Economics and Governance

CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change

EMDV8079 International Water Politics

EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy and Economics

EMDV8081 Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics

ECON8040 Resource and Environmental Economics

EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics

EMDV8104 Environmental Governance

EMDV8108 Applied Environmental and Resource Management

EMDV8121 Greening of Business

ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy

ENVS6528 Environmental Policy

IDEC8053 Environmental Economics

IDEC8088 Applied Economics: Cost/Benefit Analysis

IDEC8017 Econometric Techniques

IDEC8018 Agricultural Economics and Resource Policy

LAWS6503 Law and the Environment

LAWS8123 Water Resources Law

LAWS8146 Environmental Land-use Planning Law

LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law

LAWS8280 Biodiversity Law and Policy

Environmental Science

EMDV8026 Introduction to Environmental Science

ENVS6022 Hydrology and Landforms for Natural Resource Management

ENVS6010 Australia’s Forests

ENVS6012 Sustainable Systems: Rural

ENVS6023 Vegetation and Soils: Landscape Co-evolution and Ecology

ENVS6024 Biodiversity Conservation

ENVS6026 Managing Forested Landscapes

ENVS6203 Biodiversity and Landscape Ecology

ENVS6204 Weather, Climate and Fire

ENVS6302 Sustainable Agricultural Practices

ENVS6303 Climatology

ENVS6304 Land and Catchment Management

ENVS6307 Climate Change Science and Policy

ENVS6308 Fire in the Environment

ENVS6312 Geomorphology: Landscape Evolution under Changing Climate

ENVS6514 Ecological Assessment and Management

ENVS6529 Palaeo-Environmental Reconstruction

ENVS6555 Water Resource Management

ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

ENVS8006 Measuring Forest Carbon

ENVS8015 Contemporary Perspectives in Environmental Science

Society and Environment

ANTH8007 Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development

ANTH8008 Social Impact Studies in Project Cycle

ANTH8009 Development in Practice

ANTH8014 Mining Projects and Indigenous Peoples

ANTH8019 Practical Studies in Social Analysis

ANTH8021 Participatory Modelling for Development

ANTH8028 Introduction to Social Impact Studies

ANTH8029 Introduction to Australian Indigenous Policy

ANTH8030 Critically Assessing Contemporary Development Practice

ANTH8038 Introduction to Gender and Development

ANTH8042 Migration, Refugees and Development

ANTH8047 Introduction to Indigenous Environments

EMDV8001 Environment Sustainability Health and Development

EMDV8007 Environmental Policy and Communications

EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources

ENVS6005 Sustainable Systems: Urban

ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change

ENVS6017 Vietnam Field School

ENVS6020 Human Ecology

ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders

ENVS6025 Complex Environmental Problems in Action

ENVS6108 Sustainable Development

ENVS6205 Island Sustainable Development: Fiji Field School

ENVS6301 Climate Change Science and Policy in Practice

POGO8008 Participation and Program Management

POGO8061 Gender and Policy

Research Methods

ANTH8019 Social Analysis & Community Politics

EMDV8002 Methods for Environmental Decision-making

EMDV8102 Research Methods for Environmental Management

EMDV8103 Environmental Assessment

ENVS6014 Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability

ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis

ENVS6103 Introduction to Environmental and Social Research

MATH6102 Environmental Modelling and Integrated Assessment

MATH6103 Scientific and Industrial Modelling

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent in a cognate discipline with an average mark of at least 60%.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit.

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Annual indicative fee for international students

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ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Graduate Diploma in Environment is a flexible interdisciplinary coursework degree that reflects a program of learning suited to your individual interests and skills in environment and sustainability. A broad-ranging suite of courses from across the University provide exposure to current perspectives on environmental issues and approaches. Areas of interest include environmental science and management, social and ecological linkages, environmental economics and governance, environmental policy, and integrative research methods.

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.

NEW program - available for applications commencing from Summer Session, 2015

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of contemporary issues and challenges in environment and sustainability
  2. Independently apply their advanced knowledge and analytical, research, teamwork, and oral and written communication skills in professional practice in environment and sustainability
  3. Effectively communicate knowledge and understanding in environment and sustainability to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
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