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CQ93 - Graduate Diploma of Environmental Management

Environmental Management

CQU's Environmental Management programs are designed to enable practitioners to integrate pro-active environmental management strategies into their everyday professional roles.  The programs are multi-disciplinary, offered in a collaborative arrangement between the Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences and the James Goldton Faculty of Engineering and Physical Systems.

The programs aim to provide professional engineers and scientists with an in-depth understanding of environmental issues, problems and solutions.  They also aim to provide the necessary knowledge and tools to integrate environmental consideration into all aspects of professional scientific and engineering roles. 

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

This program extends the knowledge and expertise of engineers and scientists in environmental management.  It may also redirect their employment prospects in managerial and policy positions in government and the private sector working as environmental management systems managers, auditors, policy analysts, environmentalist, parks rangers and natural resource managers.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 2 years part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - External
Courses/Units of Credit 8 courses/48 units of credit
Faculty Arts, Health and Sciences , Engineering and Physical Systems
How to Apply direct
Entry Requirements
Professional Accreditation not applicable
Residential School All courses include a residential component of 2-3 days
Practicum/Work placement not applicable
Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal GradDipEnvMgt 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes not-applicable

Program Aims

The primary objective of this program is to provide professional engineers and scientists with an understanding of environmental issues, problems, and solutions, and with the necessary knowledge and tools to integrate environmental considerations into all aspects of their work.

Program Structure

To satisfy the requirements of the award, students must complete eight courses/48 units units of credit as outlined below:

Courses Offered

3 core courses
Course Code Course Name
ENEV20001 Air Quality Management I
EVST20012 Water Management I
EVST20002 Land Management and Rehabilitation
plus 3 courses selected from the following:
Course Code Course Name
EVST20003 Environmental Risk Management
ENEV20002 Waste Minimisation and Cleaner Production
ENEV20005 Environmental Planning and Economics
ENEV20003 Water Management II
Plus 2 elective courses
Selected from any postgraduate degree program at CQU.

Residential schools involve CQU staff and visiting experts, and often include seminars, field trips and other 'hands on' activities.

Students should refer to the course profiles for residential school details for individual courses of study.

Since most students will be working full time, it is envisaged that many students may take up to 4 years to complete the Graduate Diploma (one course per term).

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