Postgraduate Diploma Online

Environment and Sustainability

University of Southern Queensland

12 months
37600 AUD/year
23440 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Environment and Sustainability program from the University of Southern Queensland aims to produce graduates that are equipped with essential scientific and/or mathematical knowledge and an appreciation of the latest literature and technologies. 


This specialisation provides graduates with knowledge of selected basic concepts and skills associated with environmental and climate science and the broad area of sustainability.  

The program aims to produce graduates with knowledge and skills for the integration of social, environmental and economic research within an interdisciplinary planning and policy framework and to provide capacity for the sustainable management of natural resources, businesses and communities.

Environment and Sustainability objectives

On completion of the Environment and Sustainability program from the University of Southern Queensland, graduates will be able to:
  • understand and apply the principles and approaches of sustainability

  • demonstrate an understanding of the functioning of the global climate system and global climate changes

  • understand and assess the risks of climatic changes and climate variability and their influence on sustainable practices

  • evaluate opportunities that may arise from environmental and climate changes

  • identify and establish strong links between science, effective community engagement and sound policy to support sustainability

  • demonstrate, through the breadth of their studies, an advanced understanding of issues, concepts and applications of sustainability in environment and natural resource management

Career outcomes

Our graduates find work as Climatologists, Climate Scientists, Climate Policy Analysts, Agricultural Scientists, Conservation and Biodiversity Managers, Environmental Consultants, Ecologists, Environmental Scientists and Natural Resource Managers.

Industries and employers you may find yourself working for include the resources/mining industries, National Parks, universities, defence organisations, CSIRO, State and Federal Government Departments, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and many other organisations contributing to sustainable utilisation and management of our natural resources. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Environment, Society and Sustainability
  • Conservation for Sustainable Futures 
  • Global Environmental Systems
  • Climate and Sustainability  
  • Climate and Environment Risk Assessment
  • Sustainable Resource Use 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


8 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 031448M 

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of an Australian university three year Bachelor degree in any area, or equivalent.


  • equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption Procedure.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    37600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37600 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23440 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23440 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • Commonwealth supported: AUD 7950
  • International Online: AUD 37600


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