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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Semester Abroad Program - Tropical Biology & Marine Conservation

International Study Programs of Udayana University
Campus Full time 16 weeks April 2019 Indonesia Ubud

During this 16 weeks semester program, you will learn more about tropical biology and marine conservation in Bali. [+]

About

During this 16 weeks semester program, you will learn more about tropical biology and marine conservation in Bali. Besides to your lectures held at Udayana University in Bali you will visit the communities to get more hands-on practice. During several excursion you will learn more about the ecosystems in Bali, like the Mangrove Ecosystem as well as coral reefs.In the framework of this study program you can achieve up to 30 ECTS credit points awarded by Udayana University in Bali.

Highlights Project work in current researc topics Experience meaningful hands-on lectures and field trips Various field-studies and community visits provide access to unique knowledge and help to understand the current health status of our oceans. [-]

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 ... [-]

Seminar on Management and Management of Hazardous Waste and Special Management

Tecnológico de Monterrey (Educación Continua Presencial)
Campus Full time Part time 40 hours March 2019 Mexico Tampico Chihuahua Reynosa Oaxaca + 4 more

Provide participants with basic knowledge about the applicable legal requirements in the management and handling of hazardous waste and special handling. [+]

Duration 40 hours

General purpose:

Provide participants with basic knowledge about the applicable legal requirements in the management and handling of hazardous waste and special handling.

Benefit:

That the participant has the knowledge to perform the management of materials, chemical substances and hazardous waste in your company and in accordance with current regulations.

Addressed to:

Responsible for the environmental department and / or environmental legal compliance of companies, coordinators and auditors of environmental systems. Personnel responsible for the Environmental, Safety and Industrial Hygiene Department, and any person related to the management of materials, chemical substances and hazardous waste in the company.... [-]


Course in Global Energy and Climate Policy

SOAS University of London
Online Part time 6 weeks October 2018 United Kingdom London

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. ... [-]


Freiburg - Environmental Studies & Sustainability

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters February 2019 Germany Freiburg

This English-taught program allows you to explore topics in Environmental Studies, Forest Ecology, and Sustainability while living in Freiburg, located near the beautiful Black Forest and Rhine River Valley. [+]

Overview

The environmental movement took root in Freiburg long ago—and now it’s a way of life. Known for taking the lead in the development of eco-friendly technologies and architecture, Freiburg also attracts researchers and environmental organizations from around the world. Come study Freiburg’s many unique contributions to this important movement.

This English-taught program allows you to explore topics in Environmental Studies, Forest Ecology, and Sustainability while living in Freiburg, located near the beautiful Black Forest and Rhine River Valley.

Freiburg and the surrounding regions will be your classroom. Imagine traveling to the Rhine River to take samples and observe local ecology, or the forests of the Swiss Alps to further your discussions on forest management and tourism. Wherever possible, your courses take you outside the classroom to give you hands-on experience and to take advantage of all that your study abroad location has to offer.... [-]


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 Planning - Project Case Studies – Resettlement Housing, Waterfronts & Heritage Conservation, Sri Lanka

CEPT | Summer Winter School
Campus Full time 14 days December 2018 Sri Lanka Colombo

This Winter School is focused on learning from some of the transformative and successful urban projects and inquiring in depth about these from the project proponents themselves. [+]

This Winter School is focused on learning from some of the transformative and successful urban projects and inquiring in depth about these from the project proponents themselves. The selected projects are in Srilanka – Colombo, Galle, Hambantota and Northern Provinces and include waterfronts, heritage conservation, and resettlement & low-cost housing. The Authorities / Project proponents – Urban Development Authorities of Colombo and Hambantota; Indian Consulate Hambantota; Geoffrey Bawa Heritage Foundation and Galle Heritage Foundation would make extensive presentations on the projects to the participants, followed by interactive discussions and site visits.

For each project, the key questions asked are the 1) socio-political context/objectives; 2) structuring and financing; 3) principal agencies and actors; 4) problems/challenges addressed; 6) features and 7) outcomes and lessons learned. Participants at the end are expected to document these cases and key learnings/lessons that may be useful to structure projects in our cities which face similar challenges of rapid growth and renewal. The course is supported by Indian Consul at Hambantota.... [-]


Course in Extinctions: Past and Present

FutureLearn
Online Part time November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

This free online course explores how life on earth has been shaped by five mass extinction events in the distant past. At present, biodiversity is facing a crisis, with the prospect of a sixth extinction event today. [+]

This free online course explores how life on earth has been shaped by five mass extinction events in the distant past. At present, biodiversity is facing a crisis, with the prospect of a sixth extinction event today.

Explore the five mass extinctions of the past

Each week there are discussions with scientists about how their research informs us about the biodiversity of our planet including the very first life forms; fish and tetrapod diversification; the radiation of reptiles and dinosaurs; and the rise of mammals.

We focus on the five previous mass extinction events that have shaped the biodiversity of our planet. The fossil record reveals evidence of species that went extinct during these mass extinctions and the new opportunities created for the surviving biota to diversify.... [-]


Course in Ecological Restoration, Wetlands and Conservation in Kenya

Edu Africa
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 Kenya Limuru Town.

This 4-week program is aimed at helping students gain an understanding of the complex relationship between Kenya’s indigenous communities, land, water, and wildlife. [+]

This 4-week program is aimed at helping students gain an understanding of the complex relationship between Kenya’s indigenous communities, land, water and wildlife. It studies both the modern challenges and solutions that can help preserve some of the world’s most diverse ecosystems.

As Kenya’s human population grows at an ever increasing rate, improved land management, payments for Ecosystems Services, and control of human-wildlife conflict are all required to stem the loss of biodiversity and the habitats that sustain it.

This program will provide students with an understanding of historical and current threats to biodiversity in East Africa, expose participants to regenerative practices, and equip participants with field-based skills to observe and apply practical solutions to the needs of specific target groups.... [-]


Unique Ecosystems of Central Siberia

Siberian State Aerospace University SibSAU
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2019 Russia Krasnoyarsk

International ecological summer school “Unique Ecosystems of Central Siberia” of Siberian State Aerospace University offers a great opportunity for foreign and Russian students [+]

Unique Ecosystems of Central Siberia

International ecological summer school “Unique Ecosystems of Central Siberia” of Siberian State Aerospace University offers a great opportunity for foreign and Russian students to get acquainted with the heart of Siberia, Krasnoyarsky Kray, and to observe its beauty.Participants will get a chance to be taken on a voyage through unique natural and artificial ecosystems of Central Siberia, to witness fauna and flora behavior in natural medium and to see with their own eyes the differentiation between the 5 Climate Regions!Besides academic classes, participants will acquire knowledge in the open air. They will gain an opportunity to dive into depths, to climb some peaks, to visit the Republic of Khakassia – an extensive territory with numerous lakes and rivers, countless steppes and sainted places – and to experience the power of Yenisey, one of the largest rivers in the world.Period: 22 July - 06 August, 2012... [-]


Online Environmental Studies Course

CMI Communications & Management Institute
Online Part time 10 weeks September 2018 Ireland Dublin United Kingdom London + 2 more

The Online Environmental Studies course is ideal for newcomers to study of the environment and this course is open to people with various backgrounds. It is also suited to individuals working or intending to work in this growing area throughout the UK or abroad and for employees of organisations intending to devise and implement an environment strategy. [+]

The Online Environmental Studies course is ideal for newcomers to study of the environment and this course is open to people with various backgrounds. It is also suited to individuals working or intending to work in this growing area throughout the UK or abroad and for employees of organisations intending to devise and implement an environment strategy.

The environment is the burning issue of the 21 century and is now a significant growth area for employment. Large and small organisations are now investing sums of money to meet the stringent environmental laws imposed on them and it is clear looks set to expand. Now more than ever is the time to get a qualification in Environmental Management.... [-]


Green Construction & Permaculture

Inscape Education Group Dubai
Campus Part time 2 weeks September 2018 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. [+]

Course overview

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 - Environmental History and Nature in Brazil

UniEVANGÉLICA
Campus 3 weeks March 2019 Brazil Ipameri

At the end of the module, the students should be able to: Understand the role of nature and society issues in shaping Brazilian History.
 Have acquired basic knowledge about the different [+]

Course - Environmental Story and Nature in Brazil

OBJECTIVES:

At the end of the module, the students should be able to:


Understand the role of nature and society issues in shaping Brazilian History.
 Have acquired basic knowledge about the different Brazilian ecosystems. Understand the basic characteristics about Brazilian Savannas and Rainforest, and recognize the differences between them.
 Understand how different natural and demographic factors may shape the History of forest devastation.
 Understand the concept of sustainable development and the different ways through which it may be accomplished.
 Understand the processes that may drive development policies to cause environmental conflicts and how these conflicts may be dealt with both from preventive and restorative perspectives. Understand the interactions between Health and Environment in tropical settings. Understand the specific Health issues affecting riverside populations living near the riverside in the Amazon. ... [-]

Environmental Technician

Fleming College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Canada Lindsay Peterborough Minden Cobourg + 3 more

As an Environmental Technician, you will work to prevent environmental problems, resolve environmental issues when necessary, and provide education to the public. [+]

As an Environmental Technician, you will work to prevent environmental problems, resolve environmental issues when necessary, and provide education to the public.

Program Highlights

Throughout this program, you will engage in a wide range of hands-on environmental training activities to complement your in-class courses. As a result, you'll be well-prepared to monitor and improve the natural environment.

Our Environmental Technician program has achieved accreditation by the Canadian Environmental Accreditation Commission (CEAC), a standing committee of Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada. Students are eligible for a number of environmental certifications through ECO Canada, including Environmental Professional (EP) and Environmental Professional-in-Training (EPt). Graduates of the Environmental Technician program who successfully pass the Certification Examination in the Water Treatment and Pollution Control course will have met the requirements of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Control (MOECC) Entry-Level Course for Drinking Water Operators (which must be obtained in order to be employed as a Drinking Water Operator). The course is delivered by Fleming College in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment and the Walkerton Clean Water Centre. Students also acquire four MOECC Operator-in-Training Certificates (“OIT’s”) in Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment and Wastewater Collection required for employment in the drinking water and wastewater treatment disciplines. The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) conditionally recognizes program graduates as meeting academic requirements for certification as C. Tech. (Certified Technician). ... [-]