Postgraduate Diploma in Energy & Environment (Global Warming & Climate Science)

Contribute to making renewable energy a reality with the Postgraduate Diploma in Energy & Environment from Murdoch University. Whether you already work within the energy industry or are looking to establish a career in this crucial field, this course provides a comprehensive understanding of energy policy, environmental management, solar energy, Greenhouse Gas (GHG), the causes of climate change and global warming issues.

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Overview

Level of study: What does Postgraduate mean?

Postgraduate

Number of units: What are units?

6 units

How to enrol

  1. This course has restricted enrolment. You must apply and be accepted before you can enrol in units.
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Energy & Environment (Global Warming & Climate Science) has been designed to provide postgraduate training for Australian and international professionals working (or wishing to work) in the field of environmental management within the energy industry.

The course aims to provide students with an understanding of the policy context of energy systems, the associated environmental impacts, and their assessment and subsequent monitoring. Particular focus is paid to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and global warming issues, currently demanding much attention at all levels of society.

Career Outcomes

There is increasing interest within government and industry to develop approaches that will reduce GHG emissions. It is expected that there will be high demand for personnel with expertise in GHG science and policy by 2013, when the Australian government is planning to introduce an Emission Trading Scheme.

Key potential employers include: government agencies, large companies that will acquire GHG obligations, companies entering or expanding their operations in the carbon trading arena, organisations active in the GHG policy debate and industry organisations seeking to advise members of obligations and potential opportunities.

Eligibility

Academic

An undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution.  Some of the units have a prerequisite for Upper High School, or introductory university level Physics.  If an applicant does not have this background, then the OUA Unit SCI16 Introduction to Physics can be taken to satisfy this prerequisite.  Such a student will still need to complete the six required units for this Degree.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

International Applicants, and Australian applicants whose first language is not English, must demonstrate competency in the English language.  The minimum English language requirements are: International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic): with a minimum overall score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0).

How to Apply

This course is restricted. Students are required to apply and be approved by Murdoch University before they can enrol in units through OUA.

Applications for the Postgraduate Diploma in Energy and Environment are due by Friday two weeks prior to the close of enrolment.

Please complete the application form below.

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    • Select to apply for one or more courses listed on the application form, taking note of the eligibility criteria for each course. If you want to apply for a (restricted) course with a different university, you'll need to submit a separate application from the relevant course page.

    • Read all parts of the application form in advance:

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      If you do not have a web account, you'll need to register one within the application form. Once you've registered an account, you'll then be signed in. From here you can choose to complete your application and submit it, or save and return to it later.

      Completing this application should take 15 to 20 minutes.

    • Need help completing your application? Contact us:

      If in doubt about any of the information required to support your application, the more information you can provide the better. If you have any academic queries including how to request credit transfer, contact Murdoch University directly. For all other enquiries, contact us.

    • Next steps:

      After submitting your application, you should receive a confirmation email containing a copy of your application for your records.

      Your application will be assessed within 2-4 weeks, and if further information is required, we will contact you. Once your application has been assessed, we will be in touch via email to notify you of the outcome. At the latest this will be one week after the closing date for applications.

      If, after submitting your application, you wish to change your preferences or submit an additional document, please email apply@open.edu.au. Include your full name as it appeared on the application.

  2. Prepare supporting documents

    • Check that you have all the required documents, according to individual course requirements and your personal circumstances, specifically:

      1. Your curriculum vitae - required for entry into postgraduate courses only.
      2. Certified copies of academic transcripts - required in most cases but check course eligibility rules.
      3. A letter of recommendation from your employer on company letterhead - recommended for entry using work experience.
      4. Certified legal documentation - if you have changed your name e.g. a marriage certificate, deed poll name change certificate.
      5. Certified legal documentation - if you need to correct an error in your date of birth e.g. a birth certificate.
      6. English language test results - if your courses were not predominantly in English e.g. IELTS or equivalent test results.
      7. Official translations of any documents not in English.

      A "certified" copy is a copy bearing the recognised mark of a Justice of the Peace, Commission of Oaths or declarations, Public Notary or a Solicitor.

    • Create an electronic copy of your attachments:

      For each certified document, scan and save it on your computer. Save your curriculum vitae to your computer, then get ready to upload all documents in the form.

    • Do not send original documents as they will not be returned.

Then submit your application in one of two ways:

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Alternatively, you can download, print and email/fax your application:

Murdoch_Postgraduate_Application_Form (PDF, 221 KB)

PDF applications should be emailed to: apply@open.edu.au or faxed to: +61 3 8628 2989.

On-campus Requirements

One of the units in the course (EENV513 Atmospheric Science) requires one week of on-campus attendance at Murdoch University in Perth to undertake laboratory work. If numbers in this unit are sufficient it may be possible to conduct this laboratory week at an alternative location.

Award Requirements

To qualify for the Postgraduate Diploma in Energy & Environment (Global Warming & Climate Science) students must complete the 6 core units.

Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit

Students with adequate academic backgrounds should seek exemptions from the Chair of Energy Studies at Murdoch University. Applicants with relevant prior learning may be granted credit if they comply with the university’s policy on accreditation. Students should contact Murdoch University for further advice.

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