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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences

Examine environmental health risks facing the modern world and develop the ability to manage these complex public health challenges.

This one year interdisciplinary program will deepen your knowledge of environmental health risks and develop your skills to create viable solutions. Population growth, globalisation, and climate change are among the world’s most challenging issues of our time, and our governments, industry and communities are under pressure to adapt and apply sustainable solutions.

Our Environmental Health Sciences programs will equip you with the knowledge and skills to identify and resolve complex environmental health risks and you'll learn to confidently communicate the risks and mitigation options to a range of stakeholders across all sectors.

You'll gain the skills to influence, advocate for and manage effective public health responses. During the program, you'll complete advanced-level courses that cover key areas of environmental health risk assessment and communication. A range of elective courses are also available, which provide the opportunity to develop your own specialist knowledge.

You'll graduate with a respected qualification, or you can use your graduate diploma to further your postgraduate studies. Because these courses are taken from the Master of Environmental Health Sciences, you may be eligible to receive credit for your studies.

Program highlights

  • Prepare yourself for a wide variety of roles and responsibilities across a number of employment sectors.
  • Learn from a broad range of UQ experts while undertaking courses tailored to your specific needs.
  • Choose the flexible delivery option that suits you best, including full-time, part-time or online.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Gatton

Gatton, UQ’s rural campus, is located in the Lockyer Valley, 87 kilometres west of Brisbane’s city centre, and halfway between Ipswich and Toowoomba. On this sprawling campus, which dates back to 1897, you’ll find world-class teaching and research facilities in agriculture, animals, veterinary science and the environment. It’s also a working farm, with more than 1000 hectares of dairy, pig, crop and grazing units, as well as post-harvest facilities and greenhouses. Gatton’s agricultural learning facilities sit against a backdrop of historical homesteads, sporting amenities, and community fruit and vegetable gardens.

Herston

Herston is UQ’s core campus for clinical health teaching and research. Located just minutes from the Brisbane CBD, Herston is home to UQ’s Medicine and Public Health schools, the UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Oral Health Centre, and the research activities of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. UQ Herston shares premises with the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, allowing students and visitors to rub shoulders with leading health researchers, academics and professionals.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Environmental systems specialist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Senior research technician
  • Environment reporting and analysis specialist
  • Environment consultant
  • Sustainability manager
  • Sustainability adviser
  • Community and sustainability manager
  • Regulatory affairs associate
  • Principal environmental officer

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Prerequisites
An approved degree; or

A Graduate Certificate of Environmental Health Sciences from this university (or equivalent).

A degree in one of the following disciplines would normally meet the 'approved degree' requirement:

  • Nursing
  • Paramedicine
  • Environmental technology
  • Medicine
  • Environmental Management
  • Public Health Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Science.
  • Health Sciences

The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.