Course in Sustainability Studies

Top Courses in Sustainability Studies

Sustainability Studies

Students wanting to change their education focus may choose to take some courses to get back on track. A course is also beneficial to those who are currently working and want to expand their skills to improve their future career outlook.

What are courses in sustainability studies? These are designed for students who care about the environment and want to be involved in sustainability management solutions. Each program will vary in its course offerings and focus, and some will have a more general approach while others explore specific subjects. Examples of topics include energy management in buildings, energy intensity of food production, new transportation technologies, renewable energy systems, and energy security. Focused subject areas may be sustainable supply chain management, greenhouse emissions, environmental economics, and environmental toxicology.

Students develop a number of beneficial skills by taking these courses. Some examples of abilities that may lead to enhanced career options include problem solving, critical thinking, and effective oral and written communication skills.

Students who avoid getting a higher education because they think it will cost too much may think differently when looking at courses. Many of them are short in duration, which makes them more affordable, and they can typically be taken part-time or online so one can still earn a living while going to school.

Careers in the sustainability field can be found in the humanities, social sciences, and biological sciences. The actual career paths can differ greatly, but in some ways the jobs promote social responsibility, environmental protection, and profitability. Specific titles may include civil engineer, industrial production manager, atmospheric and space scientist, chief sustainability executive, data entry technician, outreach coordinator, environmental policy director, natural resource manager, and international development researcher.

Explore here for online, local, and international sustainability courses. 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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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.... [-]


Seminar On The Application Of Environmental Legislation

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

Know the environmental legal requirements. To develop in the participants criteria of application of the Mexican environmental regulation, to the reality prevailing in the organizations, by means of the analysis of practical cases, under an administrative and technical approach. [+]

Duration 40 hours

General purpose:

Know the environmental legal requirements. To develop in the participants criteria of application of the Mexican environmental regulation, to the reality prevailing in the organizations, by means of the analysis of practical cases, under an administrative and technical approach.

Benefit:Identify the most important environmental legal requirements applicable to your company.Recognize the importance of compliance with environmental legal requirements.Addressed to:

New managers of the environmental department and / or legal compliance, coordinators and auditors of environmental systems

Requirement:

Bachelor's degree completed

Content:

Module 1 Application of environmental legislation... [-]


Course In Sustainable Culture Training

Tecnológico de Monterrey
Online Part time 7 hours Open Enrollment Argentina Argentina Online Bolivia Bolivia Online Chile Chile Online Colombia Colombia Online Costa Rica Costa Rica Online Ecuador Ecuador Online El Salvador El Salvador Online Guatemala Guatemala Online Honduras Honduras Online Nicaragua Nicaragua Online Panama Panama Online Paraguay Paraguay Online Peru Peru Online Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Online Uruguay Uruguay Online Venezuela Venezuela Online + 30 more

Sustainability is the ability of an organization to transparently manage its responsibilities for long-term care of the environment, social welfare and economic prosperity; while it is accountable to its stakeholders. As collaborators of an organization, we must know that our activities and functions also help to generate a sustainable culture. [+]

Sustainability is the ability of an organization to transparently manage its responsibilities for long-term care of the environment, social welfare and economic prosperity; while it is accountable to its stakeholders. As collaborators of an organization, we must know that our activities and functions also help to generate a sustainable culture.

Target

Develop a sustainable vision through the construction of ideas that pursue the saving of resources and the maximization of benefits in each of its organizational areas.

Dirigido a:

Professionals from all areas, with an interest in the application of sustainability in the daily activities of your organization. Managerial, managerial, administrative and operational personnel of the main organizational areas of the company or organization.... [-]


Course in New Sustainable Fashion

Milano Fashion Institute
Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2018 Italy Milan

The short course “New Sustainable Fashion”, supported by Vogue Talents is aiming at preparing graduate and graduating students, young managers, professionals and young entrepreneurs to deal with the complexity of responsibility in the fashion industry by providing concrete tools and sharing inspiring business practices. [+]

New Sustainable Fashion

Crafting innovative business models through sustainability Sustainability is reshaping the rules of the game of the fashion industry. Starting the long and complex journey of integrating ethics and aesthetics into the value chain, working on responsible innovation is nowadays not just desirable but necessary. Nowadays the companies need to make a “sustainable” business model also “contemporary”, answering the needs of the Millennials and the future generations. A careful use of technology could catalyze this shift. The short course “New Sustainable Fashion”, supported by Vogue Talents is aiming at preparing graduate and graduating students, young managers, professionals and young entrepreneurs to deal with the complexity of responsibility in the fashion industry by providing concrete tools and sharing inspiring business practices.... [-]


Online Course: Adaptive Planning for Infrastructure and Water Management

TU Delft Open & Online Education
Online 6 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

Learn skills and tools needed to analyze 'deep' uncertainties, to anticipate change and to design adaptation pathways for large-scale and long-term interventions in infrastructure and water management systems. [+]

Overview

Learn skills and tools needed to analyze 'deep' uncertainties, to anticipate change and to design adaptation pathways for large-scale and long-term interventions in infrastructure and water management systems.

Recent events show the vulnerability of infrastructure to unexpected or difficult-to-predict events. Flood security is frequently threatened and returns on investment in infrastructure are vulnerable to shifts in climate change, to financial crises, to disruptive innovations or to trend-breaks.

A system-based approach

In support of this new and systematic approach to long-term planning, researchers from TU Delft and the Deltares Institute in the Netherlands, have developed tools with which to:... [-]


Online Course: High-rate Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment

TU Delft Open & Online Education
Online Full time 6 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

Learn the principles, process design, and troubleshooting techniques for anaerobic wastewater treatment and get the full potentials of your anaerobic high-rate reactor. [+]

OVERVIEW

Learn the principles, process design, and troubleshooting techniques for anaerobic wastewater treatment and get the full potentials of your anaerobic high-rate reactor.

Maximize the benefits

Anaerobic wastewater treatment is the most energy-efficient technology for treating wastewater. With minimal energy requirement and the conversion of organic pollutants into energy-rich biogas, there's a double energy gain! This course addresses the fundamental principles, the microbial and physicochemical aspects, reactor technology and current and future applications.

The course presents state-of-the-art technology, focusing on sludge bed reactor systems. It also introduces the diagnostic tools used to determine the reasons for any sub-optimal performance. Sometimes anaerobic reactors suffer from sudden failures. In this course, you will learn how to perform a diagnosis on the anaerobic reactor and evaluate why failures are experienced and decide what remedial action is required to restore the full potential benefit of the anaerobic system.... [-]


Course in Global Resource Politics: the Past, Present and Future of Oil, Gas and Shale

FutureLearn
Online Part time 6 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

Understand the critical energy challenges the world faces and analyse the political economy of the global energy industry. [+]

Energy is often said to be the lifeblood of modern society. Multiple sea changes are currently afoot in the global economy, at the heart of which lies energy.

Understand the numerous critical energy challenges the world faces

The goal of this free online course is to examine the numerous critical energy challenges we are facing, and the complex interaction between the economics and politics of global energy markets.

Over six weeks, we will explore: the causes and implications of low oil prices for global energy markets and geopolitics; the success of North American shale gas and the desire of other countries, particularly China, to replicate it in future; the state of US natural gas and oil production; and the impact of the shale revolution and low oil prices on OPEC and Russia.... [-]


Course : Introduction to Sustainability and Development

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 2 weeks November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

Explore the impact of human activity on our planet, and what we can do to ensure a sustainable future for everybody. [+]

How can we create a more sustainable future?

As extreme weather events continue to hit the headlines, it is clear that environmental issues are on the rise across the globe.

Get an introduction to sustainable development, and find out what we can do to help our environment, with this online course from Deakin University.

You’ll explore the different ways in which sustainable development can be understood, and examine the true impact of human activity on our planet.

You’ll find out about recent actions that have been taken to achieve sustainable development and the solutions that we may need to implement in the future.

What topics will you cover? diverse understandings of sustainability and development changing planetary conditions and the growing human population what the future might look like, and the potential for technology to save us What will you achieve? ... [-]

Nice - Business, Sustainability & Immigration Course

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters August 2018 France Nice Hong Kong + 1 more

Enjoy all that Côte d'Azur has to offer while studying topics that are relevant to the Mediterranean coast, such as Sustainability and Immigration, improving your language skills (no experience required), and learning about business with other international students. [+]

Overview

Set upon the edge of the Mediterranean Sea on the glamorous French Riviera, Nice beckons with its mild climate and clear skies. Whether you’re strolling the narrow streets of Old Town or looking down from Colline du Chateau (Castle Hill) at the sweeping panorama of this breathtaking city, Nice will enchant you. Enjoy all that Côte d'Azur has to offer while studying topics that are relevant to the Mediterranean coast, such as Sustainability and Immigration, improving your language skills (no experience required), and learning about business with other international students. You will take your language and area studies courses at the IES Abroad Center and have the option of taking 6 credits of business at SKEMA, which is located in Sophia Antipolis and was named one of the best European business schools by the Financial Times. Nice and the French Riviera will be your classroom. Imagine yourself visiting the Chagall and Matisse museums, enjoying a tasting at a local winery or cheese shop, or visiting Monaco for the day. Whether you’re an advanced French language student or a beginner, this program offers full immersion into the culture of Nice through course-related excursions, cultural activities, and conversation clubs. We want you to feel at home in Nice, so we will do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the region. From housing to cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad experience possible.... [-]


Freiburg - Environmental Studies & Sustainability

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters September 2018 Germany Freiburg Hong Kong + 1 more

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.... [-]


Course in Social Enterprise: Growing a Sustainable Business

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

This course is a must for anyone who wants to understand how to scale and sustain a social enterprise. You will learn how to evaluate and diagnose your current business model, identify your challenges, and develop strategies to grow your social enterprise, and evaluate its impact. [+]

Is your social enterprise sustainable? Is it scalable? This course helps you evaluate your model and develop a plan to take it to the next level. Where could this course take me? This course is a must for anyone who wants to understand how to scale and sustain a social enterprise. You will learn how to evaluate and diagnose your current business model, identify your challenges, and develop strategies to grow your social enterprise, and evaluate its impact. What and how will I learn? Social Enterprise: Growing a Sustainable Business includes a mix of theory, practical information, and case studies from around the world. You will learn how to map your stakeholders, consider partnership opportunities, and manage change. You will also consider different marketing and communications strategies, how to find talent and different sources of funding and investment. By the end of the course, you will be prepared to take your social enterprise to the next level. Learn more with the Social Enterprise program This course is one of three in the Social Enterprise program prepared by Middlesex University Business School, in collaboration with researchers at the Jindal Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship and the social enterprise Living in Minca, and with funding by the British Council. The program will enable you to understand what it takes to launch and run a sustainable social enterprise. When you complete all three courses and buy a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will earn a FutureLearn Award as proof of completing... [-]


Course in Business Futures: Sustainable Business Through Green HR

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Get an introduction to how HR, specifically Green HR, can help create a business that’s environmentally friendly. [+]

Sustainability is an embedded practice in many businesses. It recognizes the long-term benefits of acknowledging the social and environmental impacts of production and consumption. While governments encourage responsible social and environmental action, implementation is often left to individual organizations and many of these are under pressure from shareholders driven by a profit-centered return on investment (ROI) model. And so, environmental and sustainable practices often become an HR matter - it’s people that must make the difference.

This course will explore what constitutes sustainability from both ecological and business perspectives. We will investigate the emergence of sustainable approaches to human resources, known as ‘Green HR’, and identify various types of sustainability models.... [-]


Course in Supply Chain Innovation: How Technology Can Create a Sustainable Future

FutureLearn
Online Part time 6 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

Every product that we use today is the result of a supply chain - a complex series of steps that turn raw materials into the final products we use and everything related to this.

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Every product that we use today is the result of a supply chain - a complex series of steps that turn raw materials into the final products we use and everything related to this. Managing these supply chains have become more and more a challenge, especially with all modern technologies and today's trends. The 24-hour economy, fast delivery of goods to your home, wanting to have customized products and of course, the focus on sustainability is a few of these trends. In this course, you will learn why managing supply chains are important and challenging. It is a key activity for both large multi-national companies as well as for small businesses. We’ll find out how to design supply chains that meet future economic, environmental and social requirements, asking questions such as:... [-]


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.... [-]


Introduction Course to Designing for Sustainability

Gaia Education
Online Part time 12 - 15 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom Forres

Global experts advise in order to stir humanity towards sustainability we need to re-design everything, from our homes to our food, energy, transport and economic systems. This transformation needs to occur on a grand scale and take into consideration people, planet, and livelihoods to arrive at a holistic balance as we humbly endeavor to redesign human presence on Earth.

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WELCOME to the Gaia Education's Designing for Sustainability: Introducing the Big Picture of Co-Creating a Thriving Future. Global experts advise in order to stir humanity towards sustainability we need to re-design everything, from our homes to our food, energy, transport and economic systems. This transformation needs to occur on a grand scale and take into consideration people, planet, and livelihoods to arrive at a holistic balance as we humbly endeavor to redesign human presence on Earth. So, what does it mean to re-design everything? Rooted in Gaia Education’s over 10 years of international experience in community design education and sustainable systems thinking, we offer you this short course that highlights what is possible, what is being done, and what remains to be done to transform society while addressing the most pressing issues of our times. Designing for Sustainability invites a cross-generational process of critical thinking, the exploration of innovative solutions and social entrepreneurship, and is inspired by what Thich Nhat Hanh has called “interbeing” - the connection we all share with all living things. Using examples from ecovillages and sustainable communities from around the world, this course will introduce you to people who are creating communities that tread more lightly on the planet and do so in a way that recognizes the power of collaboration, the promise of regenerative systems, and the value of diversity. You will learn from the pioneers and visionaries who have dared to innovate and bring sustainability resilience, and systemic thinking to urban, rural, and traditional... [-]