- Length 1 year full-time
- Minimum 48 Units
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.
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge of contemporary issues and challenges in environment and sustainability
- Independently apply their advanced knowledge and analytical, research, teamwork, and oral and written communication skills in professional practice in environment and sustainability
- Effectively communicate knowledge and understanding in environment and sustainability to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
The Graduate Diploma of Environment is an exit Award only and is not available for direct admission.
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 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
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
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
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
The first step to enrolling in your new program is to seek academic advice in order to discuss the courses you will be studying. This is done by making an appointment to meet with the program convener (details below).
Your academic advice session is a great opportunity to discuss with the convener the direction in which you want your studies to go. The convener will be able to advise you about course selection and content of courses that you will undertake as part of your program. Ideally you should bring along a copy of your academic record/academic transcripts as these will greatly assist your convener when giving you course advice.
To book an appointment you can:
Phone: 02 6125 4499
Please also bring along your Planning Your Program document that is available from the enrolment website and your Postgraduate coursework checklist for new students. These documents will help you plan your degree and assist you with finalising your enrolment.
Further enrolment information can also be found here.
An indicative list of courses offered by Science can be found here.
Please follow each step and read through the additional information in the pdf guides, especially the ISIS enrolment guide in Step 2 and the How to enrol guide for new students in Step 3.
If you have any issues enrolling yourself through ISIS please contact us on 02 6125 2809 or email email@example.com
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