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C11237v1 Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering Management

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering Management (GradCertEnvEM)
UAC code: 940336 (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 081086G
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

This course deals with the broad aspects of environmental management relevant to practising professionals in engineering science, planning, architecture, law, surveying, health and building. Engineers, scientists, town planners and other professionals working in this field have a compelling duty to ensure that the adverse effects of development on the total environment are minimised. The subjects offered in this course follow an integrated approach to professional practice through a choice of compulsory subjects in professional engineering, environmental engineering management and an elective.

Environmental engineering and management is high on the political agenda. It also has a high professional priority. Students develop a background and competence in environmental management. This course is ideal for practising professionals who are interested in environmental management issues but who do not have the time to commit to a master's course.

Course aims

The course aims to develop an awareness and understanding of the human impact on the environment with respect to waste minimisation and water quality management, and the professional skills required to work as part of an integrated team responsible for environmental planning and management.

Career options

This course is of relevance to practising professionals in architecture, building, engineering science, health, law, planning and surveying.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

It is a requirement that the bachelor's degree be in engineering or the natural and physical sciences, with a minimum weighted average mark of 60 and no more than 25 per cent of subjects failed.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a six-month, full-time basis and or can be completed on a one-year, part-time basis.

The course is made up of subjects that provide students with flexibility. Classes are usually held in standard mode (weekly attendance) or in block mode (attend classes only two or three times during the session per subject). Some subjects may be available in distance mode.

Course structure

Students complete 24 credit points of study. A minimum of 18 credit points comes from the core of the Master of Environmental Engineering Management and the remainder from core or elective subjects. Elective subjects are to be chosen from postgraduate subjects offered within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology as listed in the elective option; some subjects may need prior approval.

Course completion requirements

CBK90956 Choice (Professional Engineering) 6cp
STM90864 Core subjects 12cp
CBK90230 Elective 6cp
Total 24cp

Course program

A typical full-time program is shown below.

Typical program, full time
Year 1
Autumn or Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90956 Choice (Professional Engineering) 6cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
STM90864 Core subjects 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90230 Elective 6cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering Management, the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering Management (C06109) and the Master of Environmental Engineering Management (C04272).

Other information

Students enrolled in UTS: Engineering degrees (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework) are advised to direct all their course-related inquiries to:

Building 10 Student Centre
Building 10, level 2, foyer (Jones St entrance)
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222
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