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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Project Management of the Built Environment

Inscape Education Group Dubai
Campus Part time 2 days July 2019 United Arab Emirates Dubai

The Built Environment and its associated professions are largely focussed on project management, logistics, and quality assurance. [+]

Course overview

The Built Environment and its associated professions are largely focussed on project management, logistics, and quality assurance. Anything that you have to do that has a clear starting and completion point is Project Management. True professionals in the public and private sectors simply have to know how to practice as Project Management professionals. This Course includes: what project management is all about, the five dimensions of a project, the project life-cycle, who is involved in a project and the project plan.

Course Details

Starting Dates

5th & 12th July

Part Time Face to Face Learning:

2 x full days

Entry Requirements:

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Green Construction & Permaculture

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

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.... [-]


Integrated Cultural Experience Course: The Arctic

American College of Norway
Campus Full time 5 days January 2019 Norway Moss

This course is built around a five-day, four-night group trip to Norway’s fascinating Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Our primary aim is to stimulate and deepen interest in the Arctic, a region of increasingly vital importance to our world, as well as in the far north of Norway. [+]

*SPECIAL COURSE WITH TRAVEL COMPONENT

Please be aware, you must enroll as a full time student at The American College of Norway and that means that you must study 5 of our courses (Totaling 15 credit). We will communicate with you to discuss which of our other courses you would like to include.

This course is built around a five-day, four-night group trip to Norway’s fascinating Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Our primary aim is to stimulate and deepen interest in the Arctic, a region of increasingly vital importance to our world, as well as in the far north of Norway.

During our time we will experience firsthand the climate of the High North, sample life in Longyearbyen, one of the world’s most northernmost towns, and expand our understanding of Svalbard’s history and status.... [-]


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. ... [-]


Lean and the Work Environment Course

NIVA Education
Campus Full time 4 days Denmark Copenhagen

The course will consist of a mix of lectures and discussions on the role of lean, the work environment and sustainable production processes in practical lean implementation or the participant’s research projects. Basic lean literature will be distributed to participants before the course. [+]

The course will consist of a mix of lectures and discussions on the role of lean, the work environment and sustainable production processes in practical lean implementation or the participant’s research projects. Basic lean literature will be distributed to participants before the course. The participants will also be asked to prepare a brief introduction of their research project or lean implementation activities.

The course can be approved as a Phd-course with 3,5 ETCS at Aalborg University.

This course has also been accepted as a theoretical course (10 hours) demanded in the medical specialist education in the training programs of occupational health services at the University of Helsinki in Finland. The acceptance is valid for the specialist training programs at the Faculty of Medicine of all Finnish universities.... [-]


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.... [-]


NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety

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

Attain the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety to confidently work in an industry that is known to need the best health and safety guidelines. [+]

What are the objectives of this course? Cover environmental management in the oil and gas industry. All you need to know regarding hydrocarbon process safety. Fire protection and emergency response essentials. Who is it intended for?

This course is for anyone who is currently in, or going in to, the oil and gas industry and need a world recognised set of health and safety principles to maintain best practice on a day-to-day basis.

Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

What marks this course apart?

People who hold the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety can work either onshore or offshore, they can usually function in roles such as HSE Manager, Officer or Supervisor.... [-]


Course - Work & Live in the Wild

Winterline Global Skills
Campus Full time 12 weeks June 2019 India Mumbai Thailand Bangkok Cambodia Phnom Penh Philippines Manila + 6 more

Whether you’re interested in a career or a life-changing experience, This program is about connecting you to the earth. You will learn about earth-sustaining concepts, like permaculture design and building with natural materials. You will explore environmental sciences, by monitoring sea turtles and propagating coral reefs. And you will acquire important (and fun!) expeditionary skills, like scuba diving, rock climbing, caving, among others. All while acquiring personal skills like leadership, collaboration, resilience and critical thinking. [+]

Work & Live in the Wild Course

Einstein said “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” Whether you’re interested in a career or a life-changing experience, This program is about connecting you to the earth. You will learn about earth-sustaining concepts, like permaculture design and building with natural materials. You will explore environmental sciences, by monitoring sea turtles and propagating coral reefs. And you will acquire important (and fun!) expeditionary skills, like scuba diving, rock climbing, caving, among others. All while acquiring personal skills like leadership, collaboration, resilience and critical thinking. Challenging? Yes. Unforgettable? Life-changing? Yes, and yes! Skills Highlights:... [-]


Course - Skills for a Green Future

Winterline Global Skills
Campus Full time 12 weeks September 2019 USA Cambridge United Kingdom London Germany Munich Austria Vienna + 6 more

Want a future that is both exciting and meaningful? Welcome to the new energy economy! In this program, you’ll learn skills you can use for a course of study, a future career or simply as a conscientious, energy-efficient citizen. See firsthand how countries like Germany and Austria are embracing energy efficiency. Calculate your environmental impact. Install solar panels. Discover smart cities, smart buildings, smart cars. Build a tiny house. Learn to construct a greywater system, install a wood stove, retrofit a home. [+]

Skills for a Green Future

SEPTEMBER 5 – NOVEMBER 30, 2017

US, UK, Germany, Austria Want a future that is both exciting and meaningful? Welcome to the new energy economy! In this program, you’ll learn skills you can use for a course of study, a future career or simply as a conscientious, energy-efficient citizen. See firsthand how countries like Germany and Austria are embracing energy efficiency. Calculate your environmental impact. Install solar panels. Discover smart cities, smart buildings, smart cars. Build a tiny house. Learn to construct a greywater system, install a wood stove, retrofit a home.

And learn to take action, to drive green solutions through leadership, collaboration and teamwork. The future is green – find your place in it.... [-]


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... [-]


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? [+]

Best Courses in Environmental Studies 2019.

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.... [-]


Ecosystem Management Technician

Fleming College
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 Canada Lindsay Peterborough Minden Cobourg + 3 more

Be a part of the solution - as an Ecosystem Management Technician, you contribute to the health of ecosystems, minimizing the negative impact we have on the environment. Through careful consideration of the needs of society and the environment, you'll help governments, conservation groups, and wildlife organizations do environmentally sustainable planning for the future. [+]

Fleming's Ecosystem Management Technician program highlights a holistic approach to the management of human activity within ecosystems. We will prepare you for an exciting career that can take you where YOU want to go, either in your home community, in a wilderness environment, or across the globe. You will study ecosystem composition, structure and function in wilderness, rural, and urban landscapes, and acquire a broad range of technical skills, as well as the flexibility to adapt to changing job requirements. Throughout this program, you will:

learn the principles of experimental design and research, and how to apply them to a project of your own participate in the monitoring and assessment of aquatic and terrestrial habitats, conduct resource inventories and environmental sampling, and develop plans for the management of public and private landscapes conduct field research in partnership with a variety of organizations and analyze data generated by this work learn to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to analyze ecosystems at a variety of scales. Why Choose Fleming Ecosystem Management is on the leading edge of resource conservation in the 21st century - the future is now. The School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences at the Frost Campus encourages small class sizes and provides state-of-the-art technology. Dedicated, award-winning faculty provide a challenging and dynamic learning environment in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes region. While you learn about ecosystem science and the current techniques of sustainable resources management, you will also develop essential skills in communications, human relations, facilitation,... [-]

Environmental Technician

Fleming College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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). ... [-]

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. ... [-]

Course in Water Microbiology - Distance Learning Programme

University of the Aegean
Online Full time Part time September 2019 Greece Mitilini

The course provides a thorough training in water microbiology, including natural and artificial water environments. It introduces participants to the key concepts and skills necessary for working on the bench as well as for decision making. [+]

Water Microbiology - Distance Learning Programme

The course provides a thorough training in water microbiology, including natural and artificial water environments. It introduces participants to the key concepts and skills necessary for working on the bench as well as for decision making. It covers topics such as recreational water microbiology, drinking water microbiology, wastewater microbiology, water quality detection methods, the use of GIS technology in monitoring water quality, the principles of ISO 22000 application in water industries, risk assessment, water-borne infectious disease epidemiology, and accreditation of water laboratories. Students will be also introduced to key elements of water monitoring, the impact of climate change, conservation of aquatic ecosystems, and water reclamation and reuse. The modules of the E-class:... [-]