The world is changing; sustainability and environmental management have become crucial issues, presenting significant opportunities and challenges for business, government and civil society. Are you seeking to make a positive impact on future global environmental policy and practice? The Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management’s interdisciplinary and applied set of courses outline some of the main decision-making frameworks and tools related to environmental management. You will also gain discipline-specific knowledge for a range of environmental professions.

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Why choose this degree?

This degree offers a broad range of electives from diverse fields, and you can tailor it to suit your needs and career path.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree can be taken by environmental specialists and non-specialists from a wide range of disciplines and interests. It suits those already in the field who want to upskill, those looking for a career change into environmental management or anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of environmental issues.

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Career opportunities

  • Environmental Managers
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Field Officers
  • Ecologists
  • Parks and Land Managers
  • Policy Specialists
  • Renewable Energy Specialists
  • Environmental Planner

Entry requirements

The program entry requirement of the 5499 Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management is:

*Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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