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Environmental Planning and Design

American Public University

Postgraduate Certificate Online
2 months
Duration
370 USD/credit
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About

The graduate certificate in Environmental Planning and Design at American Public University System prepares you to develop strategies for implementing sustainable design practices at the landscape scale. 

Overview

You’ll be taught how to use planning tools, including the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), environmental impact analyses, and the principles of sustainable design. You will also learn the elements that are necessary to design, evaluate, and implement actionable strategies that adhere to professional environmental planning and sustainability principles.

The graduate certificate in Environmental Planning and Design at American Public University System is intended for graduate students who want to expand their knowledge of environmental planning and design without committing to a degree program.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Detail the elements necessary to design, implement, and evaluate sustainable developments, landscapes, and environments.
  • Analyze the complex and dynamic interactions between humans and their environment.
  • Explain the role of government policy at municipal, regional, national, and global levels to achieve sustainable development.
  • Apply theoretical concepts to practical applications in order to design and implement sustainable environmental planning.
  • Apply principles of environmental policymaking and environmental legislation, as well as socio-political influences to the field of environmental planning.
  • Critically analyze complex, and often competing development plans for adherence to professional environmental planning and sustainability principles.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Hazard Mitigation and Resilient Communities
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law
  • Watershed Management
  • Elements of Sustainable Design
  • Landscape Ecology and Planning

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Courses Start Monthly

Language

English

Credits

18 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 370 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 370 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Environmental Planning and Design
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American Public University

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