Course in Environmental Studies

Top Courses in Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

Courses are often taken by students to seek additional training or to improve qualifications for more advanced employment. They can vary greatly in duration, content, and purpose. Depending on the topic, courses typically range from as short as a week for intensive training to several weeks or months for online sessions that deliver a broader scope of content.

What is a course in environmental studies? An environmental studies course advances a student’s knowledge in a variety of currently relevant topics such as energy, pollution, and environmental awareness. Sessions often cover how to evaluate and address environmental problems. Other topics that may be covered include forest ecology, energy efficiency in buildings, sustainable practices, harnessing eco-friendly power sources, and political ecology. Courses may also address the role of regulation on the environment, how social and economic conditions affect ecological issues, and major environmental challenges.

Students taking courses in this field can gain critical reasoning and thinking skills as they consider how to solve local and worldwide environmental problems. They frequently learn how to use data when developing proposals for change. Writing and presentation skills can also be enhanced throughout the programs.

The length and range of course work can impact tuition and fees, which vary between institutions. Intensive, short-term sessions are typically priced differently than programs conducted over multiple weeks or months. The mix of online and classroom sessions also affect the cost.

Education focusing on environmental studies can launch several types of careers. Many students pursue jobs such as environmental projects coordinator or environmental specialist. Other positions may include human ecology specialist, environmental permit writer, global environmental competency leader, sustainability director, ecology inspector, safety specialist, ecology program consultant, or environmental protection specialist. Those with a keen interest in writing could be journalists or freelance writers covering environmental topics.

Courses of many lengths and themes are delivered online and on campus by universities around the world. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Green Apprenticeship Program

Kibbutz Lotan Center for Creative Ecology
Campus Full time 4 weeks February 2019 Israel Hevel Yavne Regional Council

Join us for a 4-week practical training program in hands-on sustainable engineering, systems design, and cooperative living. We’ll be learning about designing, building and running of sustainable projects while linking together ecological, social, economic and cultural aspects into a unified whole. We’ll develop skills through hands-on work in our environmental education center, organic gardens, and alternative/natural building projects. We live in the EcoCampus – beautiful handcrafted domes – in Kibbutz Lotan, a desert oasis. At the end of the course, participants receive an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certification. www.kibbutzlotan.com/ga [+]

Join us for a 4-week practical training program in hands-on sustainable engineering, systems design, and cooperative living. We’ll be learning about designing, building and running of sustainable projects while linking together ecological, social, economic and cultural aspects into a unified whole. We’ll develop skills through hands-on work in our environmental education center, organic gardens, and alternative/natural building projects. We live in the EcoCampus – beautiful handcrafted domes – in Kibbutz Lotan, a desert oasis. At the end of the course, participants receive an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certification. www.kibbutzlotan.com/ga

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SOS Course: The Architecture of Integration

School of Sustainability
Campus Full time 10 months October 2019 Italy Bologna

A comprehensive 10 months program with a practice-based approach on sustainable design and environmental sustainability in the professional context of MC Architects, supported by industry site visits, project study trips, client and community meetings. [+]

OVERVIEW

A comprehensive 10 months program with a practice-based approach on sustainable design and environmental sustainability in the professional context of MC Architects, supported by industry site visits, project study trips, client and community meetings.

Part 1

3 MONTHS

Three Foundation Courses

PREPARATORY FOR ALL PROJECTS CONSISTS IN LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

Environmental Design

the Culture of Sustainability through dialogue with different personalities, but who share a vision of the future.

Common Ground

apply an understanding of the principles, strategies and analytic techniques of environmental design to real-world design problems

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Seminar on Management and Handling of Waste and Special Management

Tecnológico de Monterrey (Educación Continua Presencial)
Campus Full time Part time 40 hours June 2019 Mexico Monterrey + 1 more

The objective of this program is to acquire the basic knowledge about the applicable legal requirements in waste management and handling through practical cases. [+]

objective

Acquire basic knowledge about the applicable legal requirements in the management and management of waste through practical cases.

Benefits of the programYou will identify problem solving.You will recognize the importance of compliance with legal requirements.You will acquire knowledge that will help you to carry out the management and waste management in your company according to the current regulations.Content of the program

The Seminar on Management and Handling of Waste and Special Management consists of a module, which totals 40 hours of study in total.

Module 1. Management and Handling of Waste and Special Management (40 hours)

General basics for waste management.Dangerous residues.Regulatory framework related to wasteGeneral and basic concepts for waste managementProblems associated with the generation and management of wasteManagement and management of waste according to its characteristics (hazardous and special handling).Regulatory framework - Environmental impact.Environmental audits [-]

Urban Management Tools for Climate Change

IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Part time 1 - 3 weeks June 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

Urban Management Tools for Climate Change course is jointly developed with UN-HABITAT. This course offers management tools for urban policy makers, planners and environmentalists... [+]

Urban Management Tools for Climate Change

IHS is proud to announce that this course is jointly developed with UN-HABITAT.

Cities are increasingly expected to undertake concrete actions to mitigate climate change and adapt the city to rising water levels, drought and other natural disasters related to the heating of earth. What concrete activities should a city undertake and what works? This course offers management tools for urban policy makers, planners and environmentalists.

Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to prepare local climate change plans, which address the global challenges yet focus on concrete local actions. The course will offer specific practices to manage urban design and environmental infrastructure, in particular energy, transport, housing and water.... [-]


Spring Semester Course in Water and Environmental Management

UniLaSalle
Campus Full time 5 months January 2019 France Beauvais Mont-Saint-Aignan Paris + 2 more

Current water challenges require an interdisciplinary approach.Through practical field work, international perspectives and innovative educational methods, students will better understand the interactions between environmental factors and anthropogenic activities. [+]

Spring Semester in Water and Environmental Management Objectives

Current water challenges require an interdisciplinary approach.Through practical field work, international perspectives and innovative educational methods, students will better understand the interactions between environmental factors and anthropogenic activities.

Tuition Erasmus+ students (from an Erasmus+ partner university): tuition waived Exchange students (from a partner university/with a cooperation agreement): tuition waived Other students: € 3,500+ € 50 (non-refundable application fees) (field trip and campus fee are included to the program charges) Fees (2015-2016) Residence hall: €483/month for a single room €260 for a shared room Campus fees: €100€/year (Erasmus+ and exchange students) Room insurance: €39/year Health insurance (compulsory for non-European students): ≈ €215/year Catering: ≈ € 3,20/meal (breakfast is free) Local transportation bus: €8 (monthly pass) Equipment to bring: lab coat, laptop, plug adaptor, fieldwork equipment (plastic boots, outdoor shoes, warm clothes, raincoat) 5-day-field trip in April : €300 (exchange or non-exchange student). Admission requirements ... [-]

Course in Global Energy and Climate Policy

SOAS University of London
Online Part time 6 weeks February 2019 United Kingdom London Singapore + 1 more

The Global Energy and Climate Policy course offers an introduction to the theoretical and practical understanding of how energy and climate change policies are designed, shaped, advocated and implemented. As energy markets go truly global, domestic energy policies are becoming more and more entangled with wider issues of international governance. Concurrently, the urgent need to mitigate and adapt to climate change and transition to a low-carbon future is adding a further layer of complexity. [+]

Course in Global Energy and Climate Policy

The Global Energy and Climate Policy course offers an introduction to the theoretical and practical understanding of how energy and climate change policies are designed, shaped, advocated and implemented. As energy markets go truly global, domestic energy policies are becoming more and more entangled with wider issues of international governance. Concurrently, the urgent need to mitigate and adapt to climate change and transition to a low-carbon future is adding a further layer of complexity.

The course is aimed broadly at people interested in learning more about interconnected issues in energy and climate policy globally. It assumes a level of interest but no necessary previous knowledge. However, the course also offers sufficient up to date research and new critical perspectives to be of interest to people with expertise in or academic familiarity with the topic as well. ... [-]


Short Course: Carbon Footprinting

Sustainability Institute
Campus Full time 4 days March 2019 South Africa Stellenbosch

While many of the top 100 companies listed on JSE Limited already calculate their carbon footprints, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Before long, every company will need to calculate its carbon footprint and also strive to reduce it. Soon carbon (and water) footprinting will be implemented and actioned by all listed companies. Central focus areas will include: How to calculate a carbon footprint. How to analyse a carbon footprint and act on it. How to analyse other environmental footprints, like a water footprint. How to be ready for the legislated domestic disclosures. How to prepare for the gazette domestic carbon tax. [+]

Imagine being able to look at the environmental disclosure of a company and gaining insight about the company’s strategy and pitfalls in the same sense that you would have gained when looking at the company’s financial statements.

This is indeed possible.

While many of the top 100 companies listed on JSE Limited already calculate their carbon footprints, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Before long, every company will need to calculate its carbon footprint and also strive to reduce it. Soon carbon (and water) footprinting will be implemented and actioned by all listed companies.

Central focus areas will include:

How to calculate a carbon footprint. How to analyse a carbon footprint and act on it. How to analyse other environmental footprints, like a water footprint. How to be ready for the legislated domestic disclosures. How to prepare for the gazette domestic carbon tax. ... [-]

Galápagos Islands January Term - Marine Ecosystems

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 3 weeks January 2019 Ecuador Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

There’s no place in the world quite like the Galápagos Islands. Located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, these 3.5-million-year-old islands are home to some of the rarest species on the planet, and are where Charles Darwin first formulated his Theory of Natural Selection. [+]

Why the Galápagos Islands?

There’s no place in the world quite like the Galápagos Islands. Located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, these 3.5-million-year-old islands are home to some of the rarest species on the planet, and are where Charles Darwin first formulated his Theory of Natural Selection. Studying abroad here with us allows you to discover the incredible beauty and biodiversity of the Galápagos Islands that has captivated famous scientists and world travelers for decades.

What You'll Study?

This three-week January Term is perfect for students interested in Marine Ecology and Environmental Studies. You’ll study at the Galápagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS) on the island of San Cristóbal. This remote campus of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito was established to further efforts in conservation and sustainable development on the Galápagos Islands.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering Management

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 0.5 - 1 year January 2019 Australia Sydney + 1 more

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.

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.

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


Course in Environmental Justice

FutureLearn
Online Part time 5 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

Understand how climate change, biodiversity loss, and deforestation affect people, exploring justice in environmental management. [+]

The world faces challenging environmental problems. They are challenging because different people typically contribute differently to environmental change and because its effects will be felt differently by different people in different places.

Understand environmental injustices

This free online course will help you understand how injustice is a common feature of many environmental problems. Over 5 weeks, we’ll look at deforestation, biodiversity loss, climate change and other environmental issues, asking questions such as:

Can we manage tropical forests to increase timber revenues and carbon stocks, while ensuring that the people who live in them can fulfill their own subsistence needs and vision of a healthy ecosystem? How can protected areas strike the right balance between contemporary global interests in species conservation, local interests, the needs of future generations and rights of nature? ... [-]

Course in Green Construction & Permaculture

Inscape Education Group Dubai
Campus Part time 2 weeks June 2019 United Arab Emirates Dubai

This course is aimed at responsible practitioners within the built environment who would like to enrich their knowledge of green building technology and permaculture. [+]

This course is aimed at responsible practitioners within the built environment who would like to enrich their knowledge of green building technology and permaculture. Course content includes sustainable building systems, permaculture principles and food potential, alternative construction methods, green materials, and natural finishing systems. Ultimately, you will be more knowledgeable about the concept and nuances of sustainability and how various building methods and materials meet and satisfy criteria of alternative and green building practices. Follow up courses such as Sustainable Technology and Eco Trends will help you gain an excellent background into ‘green’ within the built environment.... [-]


Course in Global Environmental Studies

Kulturstudier
Campus Full time 1 semester September 2019 Ghana Cape Coast

This course gives a social science introduction to the most important fields within global environmental studies in general and West Africa in particular. It digs into the causes and dynamics of environmental challenges and dynamics, and different perspectives on management of natural resources. [+]

Course in Global Environmental Studies

Study location: Cape Coast, Ghana

This course gives a social science introduction to the most important fields within global environmental studies in general and West Africa in particular. It digs into the causes and dynamics of environmental challenges and dynamics, and different perspectives on management of natural resources. It is a full semester course, 30 ECTS, and is offered in cooperation with Oslo and Akershus University College.

Learning Outcome

The course presents various ways that major environmental issues are seen as global challenges and are discussed in global fora. Furthermore, the students learn about specific cases of such issues in Ghana and other West-African countries. In these cases, the course provides insights to concerns by various actors at local and national levels. The students gain a basis for critical analysis and reflection upon the causes, dynamics and proposed solutions to environmental conflicts. The course places a significant focus on field experience, including three field trips during which the students will be able to engage directly with some of the major environmental concerns facing Ghana. ... [-]


NEBOSH International General Certificate

E-Careers
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online Slough

Prepare to take the official examination to become recognised globally as a health and safety professional in international practices with this International General Certificate from the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH). [+]

What are the objectives of this course? Start by gaining a good grounding in the management of international health and safety (IGC1) – foundations and health and safety management systems Progress to learning about the control of international workplace hazards (GC2) – workplace hazards, transport hazards and risk control, musculoskeletal hazards and risk control, work equipment hazards, electrical safety, fire safety, chemical and biological health hazards and physical and psychological hazards. Complete your skillset by covering international health and safety practical application (GC3). Who is it intended for?

Anyone who is looking to take their health and safety know-how to an international level.... [-]


Design for Sustainability Online Course - Ecological Dimension

Gaia Education
Online Full time Part time 8 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom Forres Canada Shawnigan Lake Thailand Prachuap Khiri Khan Brazil Rio de Janeiro + 7 more

Do you want to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem? Do you want to learn to create elegant solutions carefully adapted to the biocultural uniqueness of place? [+]

Do you want to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem?

Do you want to learn to create elegant solutions carefully adapted to the biocultural uniqueness of place?

If you do, then becoming an ecological designer is for you.

The Ecological dimension of Gaia Education’s online course will give you the skills to become an ecological designer and create self-regenerating sustainable settlements.

World leaders have set the target of achieving three extraordinary things in the next 15 years:

end extreme poverty fight inequality and injustice fix climate change

The 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people.... [-]


Course - Ridge to Reef Exploration

Winterline Global Skills
Campus Full time 12 weeks September 2019 USA Cambridge Mexico Buenavista Honduras Tegucigalpa Costa Rica San José Belize Belmopan + 8 more

70% of the earth is ocean; here’s your chance to explore it in ways few people get to experience. Discover plants, animals and entire ecosystems living underwater. Learn water skills -- sailing, boating, sea kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving and more. Investigate coral reef restoration and sea turtle rehabilitation. Experience the thrills of caving and zip lining. Oceans can be hazardous – you’ll learn first aid, navigation and safe diving. [+]

Ridge to Reef Exploration

JANUARY 22 – APRIL 27, 2018 US, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica 70% of the earth is ocean; here’s your chance to explore it in ways few people get to experience. Discover plants, animals and entire ecosystems living underwater. Learn water skills -- sailing, boating, sea kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving and more. Investigate coral reef restoration and sea turtle rehabilitation. Experience the thrills of caving and zip lining. Oceans can be hazardous – you’ll learn first aid, navigation and safe diving. Discover the unspoiled Earth in Belize, Honduras and Costa Rica. You’ll work with the world-famous Scripps Institute of Oceanography. And you will challenge yourself physically and mentally, while connecting with a part of our world we could not live without. Skills Highlights... [-]