Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Environments and Planning

Bond University

Program Description

Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Environments and Planning

Bond University

Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Environments and Planning

Duration:2 semesters full time (8 subjects). Flexible part time study options available to Australian students

Starting:January, May, September

Industry Overview

The majority of the world’s population now lives in urban areas, with urban management, sustainability and climate change becoming fundamental challenges for the government, private and community sectors in Australia and around the world. Professionals working within the natural and built environments must possess comprehensive knowledge and skills in the areas of economics, entrepreneurship, development, policy, science, sustainable practices and technology.

Program Description

This master’s program provides two specialisations: Environmental Management or Urban Design and Planning.

The Environmental Management specialisation provides an in-depth examination of environmental management, including field work. The content is globally focused, providing qualifications that are in demand worldwide. Students specialising in Environmental Management may apply for a postgraduate industry internship in the final semester of the program. This includes the option of being involved in a client based environmental management capstone project or research dissertation.

The Urban Design and Planning curriculum equips graduates with the theoretical and practical skills required to undertake the design, appraisal and management of urban and regional developments. With this qualification, professionals from a built environment background will be able to undertake urban planning and development at a professional level.

Intensive Mode Delivery

Intensive Mode Delivery is a compact and time efficient way to complete a postgraduate qualification with minimal impact on professional and personal lifestyles. All subjects are delivered as two sets of three day sessions per subject scheduled Thursday to Saturday (approximately six to eight contact hours per day) with a break of four or five weeks between session one and session two.

You will receive 40 hours of combined lectures, discussion groups, case studies, workshops and field trips during contact hours. International students are required to be on campus every week.

Professional Outcomes

This degree will provide you with access to a wide range of career pathways in the natural and built environments. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and practical experience required to be sustainability professionals in business, industry, government, consulting firms and non government organisations.

Graduates can progress into a wide range of careers in mining and energy, fisheries and agriculture, tourism, property, community infrastructure, city and regional planning, development assessment, transportation, strategic or social planning or urban design.

Graduates of this program will be equipped with a comprehensive knowledge of sustainable environments, and will be able to seek work anywhere in Australia or around the world.

Starting Semester/s

2013 September
2014 January
2014 May
2014 September

Last updated June 17, 2015
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Australia Gold Coast, Queensland
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