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Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management (Pre 2014)

Learn specialist skills in environmental management

Details

Program Code 11360
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
  • On Campus + Online
UAC Code UAC Website
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery On-line via GraduateSchool.com
Program Enrolment Checklist

Description

This program is no longer available to new students. Prospective students and students commencing in 2014 should refer to the new Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management program at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/12326.html .

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management program provides professional development in the areas of environmental management, sustainability and business management. With the growth in importance of environmental management as part of business requirements, a greater number of people in the near future will require a combination of environmental and business skills.

The program can be adapted to accommodate specific areas of interest of students from diverse backgrounds. Applications are encouraged from a wide range of science, natural resource, engineering and business backgrounds.

Why study with us?

With a growth in the importance of environmental management as part of business requirements, more and more people will need to improve their ‘green’ credentials. Climate change is driving the way we think and work. You’ll learn key management approaches towards the environment, and you’ll learn it from the best. If you’re an environmental or business professional looking to grow your skill-set, or an environmental science graduate looking to develop business skills, this degree is perfect for you to achieve your goals.

Career Opportunities

With the growth in importance of environmental management as part of business requirements, a greater number of people will require a combination of environmental and business skills.

The program can be adapted to accommodate specific areas of interest of students from diverse backgrounds. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a wide range of science, natural resource, engineering and business backgrounds

Admission Requirements

Applications for admission are assessed initially on the basis of a relevant undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 4.0. The degree, or the major undertaken in that degree, needs to be in one of the following areas: - Conservation Studies. - Environmental rehabilitation studies. - Forestry. - Geography (human and physical). - Marine. - Resources and environmental management. - Policy studies. - Social ecology. - Environmental Studies. - Urban and regional planning. - Management. If you do not satisfy these criteria you are still encouraged to apply. Your application will be assessed on the basis of “admission points” as described in the Additional Selection Criteria. The Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management requires 60 admission points.

Selection Criteria

Alternative entry will be assessed on the basis of the admission points scheme as described below.

  • An incomplete undergraduate degree or equivalent from an approved institution (with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or greater): Up to 50 points depending on number of units successfully completed.

  • An AQF approved diploma or Associate Diploma or equivalent from an approved institution: Up to 50 points (50 points for a relevant area; 30 points for a non-relevant area).

  • Approved professional qualifications: Up to 50 points.

  • Relevant work experience: 20 points per year (maximum 60 points).

  • Related area of research or management project completed with appropriate documentation: Up to 50 points.

  • Statement of professional aims and achievements and/or interview: Up to 20 points

  • An overseas qualification from an approved institution equivalent to an undergraduate degree, Diploma, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma will be allocated the appropriate admission points as specified above.

Credit Transfer

Credit may be granted for coursework courses if they can be demonstrated to be directly equivalent in terms of content and depth of study to the corresponding courses in the Environmental & Business Management program, and they were completed within the previous 5 years. Credit will be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and IT in accordance with the Rules Governing Postgraduate Coursework Awards.

Students who have satisfactorily completed the specified units of the Graduate Certificate in Environmental & Business Management program may apply for admission to the Master of Environmental & Business Management program.

International Students

International students are advised that this program is now only available on-line. International students must comply with the University of Newcastle’s English language proficiency requirements. All students can also access additional learning support mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/index.html

Special Needs

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses & consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disabilty for more information.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/centre-for-teaching-and-learning/learning-development/

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.

Requirements and Structure

The program can be completed over six months of full-time study or longer if preferred. Courses are offered in trimester mode.

University term dates are available at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/dates/.
The Graduate Certificate program comprises four courses with a total value of 40 units. The coursework consists of one core (compulsory) course (10 units) and three specialisation directed courses (30 units). Students select one specialisation course from Group A (10 units) and two specialisation courses from Group B (20 units).
Students who have satisfactorily completed the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management, may proceed to the Master of Environmental and Business Management with full credit for studies completed.

Transition Arrangements

Students who commenced the program prior to 2012 and have:

  • successfully completed GECO6410, GSBS6010,GSBS6020, GSBS6021, GSBS6040, GSBS6130, GEBU6010, or GEBU6490 may count them towards the Group A Directed Course List.

  • failed GECO6410, GSBS6010,GSBS6020, GSBS6021, GSBS6040, GSBS6130, GEBU6010, or GEBU6490 may enrol in an alternative course from the Group A Directed Course List.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
ENVS6500 Business & Natural Environment Not currently offered 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 10 units from Group A - Directed Courses
GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Block 5 - 2014 (SAA_GLOBAL)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6004 Organisational Behaviour and Design
Not to count with GSBS6020
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6005 Marketing Management and Planning
Not to count with GSBS6010
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6012 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6013 Customer Decision Making and Behaviour
Not to count with GSBS6021
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6014 Digital Marketing Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6200 Accounting and Financial Management Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
GSBS6484 Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Block 6 - 2014 (SAA_GLOBAL)
10 units
GSBS6503 Project Management Not currently offered 10 units
INFT6060 The Digital Economy
Not to count with GEBU6010 or GEBU6490
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
STAT6100 Total Quality Management Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
Choose 20 units from Group B - Directed Courses
ENVS6510 Environmental Legislation and Policy Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6525 Sustainability and Ecosystem Health Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6530 Environmental Management Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6545 Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units