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Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences

Overview

Examine environmental health risks facing the modern world, and develop the ability to manage these complex public health challenges.

This six month interdisciplinary program is an entry point for those looking to develop a foundation of knowledge in environmental health risks, how they affect public health and how to create viable solutions.

During the program, you'll complete four courses that cover key areas of environmental health risk assessment and communication. You'll also have the option to choose from a range of electives, which allows you to develop your own specialist knowledge. The program will equip you with the knowledge and skills to identify and resolve complex environmental health risks. You'll learn to confidently communicate the risks and mitigation options to a range of stakeholders across the private sector, government and general public.

You'll also be prepared to formulate or contribute to the development of policy, regulations and guidelines, through the synthesis of scientific evidence. Flexible delivery options allow you to choose what suits you best, including full-time, part-time or online study.

You'll graduate with a respected qualification, or you can use your graduate certificate to further your postgraduate studies. You may be eligible to receive credit toward a Graduate Diploma or Master of Environmental Health Sciences.

Location
Gatton, Herston, Pharmacy Aust Cntr Excellence, St Lucia
Duration
Half Year (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5706
AQF
Level 8
Location
Gatton, Herston, Pharmacy Aust Cntr Excellence, St Lucia
Fees
A$18080 (indicative per year)
Duration
Half Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5706
CRICOS Code
098323D
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Prepare yourself for a wide variety of roles and responsibilities across a number of employment sectors.
  • Learn from a broad range of UQ experts while undertaking courses tailored to your specific needs.
  • Choose the flexible delivery option that suits you best, including full-time, part-time or online.

1 in Australia for public health

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019

37 in the world for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Risk Communication
  • System Dynamics
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Biostatistics

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Environmental systems specialist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Senior research technician
  • Environment reporting and analysis specialist
  • Environment consultant
  • Sustainability manager
  • Sustainability adviser
  • Community and sustainability manager
  • Regulatory affairs associate
  • Principal environmental officer

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree, or

A post-secondary qualification and a minimum of two years full time (or equivalent) experience working in an environmental health or related public health setting, as approved by the Executive Dean.

A degree in one of the following disciplines would normally meet the 'approved degree' requirement:

  • Nursing
  • Paramedicine
  • Environmental technology
  • Medicine
  • Environmental Management
  • Public Health Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Science.
  • Health Sciences

The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.

Prerequisites

An approved degree, or

A post-secondary qualification and a minimum of two years full time (or equivalent) experience working in an environmental health or related public health setting, as approved by the Executive Dean.

A degree in one of the following disciplines would normally meet the 'approved degree' requirement:

  • Nursing
  • Paramedicine
  • Environmental technology
  • Medicine
  • Environmental Management
  • Public Health Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Science.
  • Health Sciences

The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $18,080

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences for one semester in 2021. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units per semester).

The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $12,040

Indicative annual fee 2020

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences for one semester in 2021. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units per semester).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program. The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit