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Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences

Overview

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

This 6-month interdisciplinary program is an entry point for those looking to develop a foundation of knowledge in environmental health risks, how they affect public health and how to create viable solutions.

During the program, you'll complete 4 courses that cover key areas of environmental health risk assessment and communication. You'll also have the option to choose from a range of electives, which allows you to develop your own specialist knowledge.

The program will equip you with the knowledge and skills to identify and resolve complex environmental health risks. You'll learn to confidently communicate the risks and mitigation options to a range of stakeholders across the private sector, government and general public.

You'll also be prepared to formulate or contribute to the development of policy, regulations and guidelines, through the synthesis of scientific evidence. Flexible delivery options allow you to choose what suits you best, including full-time, part-time or online study.

You'll graduate with a respected qualification, or you can use your graduate certificate to further your postgraduate studies. You may be eligible to receive credit toward a Graduate Diploma or Master of Environmental Health Sciences.

Location
Gatton, External, Herston, Pharmacy Aust Cntr Excellence, St Lucia
Duration
1 year part-time (only available as part-time study)
2 Years Master of Environmental Health Sciences
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Program Code
5706
AQF
Level 8
Location
Gatton, External, Herston, Pharmacy Aust Cntr Excellence, St Lucia
Fees
A$17768 (2022 indicative per year)
Duration
1 year part-time (only available as part-time study)
2 Years Master of Environmental Health Sciences
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Program Code
5706
CRICOS Code
098323D
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

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.
  • With options to study online, on campus, or a combination of both, you can structure your study to suit your needs.

2 in Australia for public health

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

31 in the world for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2022

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 2, 2022.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Risk Communication
  • System Dynamics
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Biostatistics

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

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

An approved degree, or A post-secondary qualification and a minimum of two years full time (or equivalent) experience working in an environmental health or related public health setting, as approved by the Executive Dean. 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.
An approved degree, or A post-secondary qualification and a minimum of two years full time (or equivalent) experience working in an environmental health or related public health setting, as approved by the Executive Dean. 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.

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English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Additional application information

This program is available for part-time study only. International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status. See Department of Home Affairs for further details.

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (8 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$13,460

2022

Reduced fee (CSPs)

We offer Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) for this program for Semester 2, 2022. 

$5,662

2022

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (8 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $17,768

2022

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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