School of Environment


PGDipSci in Environmental Management

Environmental Management is a set of policy, regulatory, advocacy and market-based mechanisms which transform human behaviour to achieve society's goals for the environment.

Environmental Management is offered at a postgraduate level to enable students with strong disciplinary skills to gain the understanding and critical thinking skills required to become environmental stewards, policy makers and managers. Consequently, our programmes emphasise the application of your existing knowledge to environmental problem solving.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Environmental Management has witnessed considerable growth since its inception, doubtless because of its close connections with cognate programmes and readily combinable courses in Environmental Science, Geography and other teaching subjects at The University of Auckland.

Course work as part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Environmental Management) includes consideration of applied ecology, systems approaches, sustainable development, social and cultural drivers, economics, participatory processes, policy and governance. In addition, you may take courses from a range of associated disciplines including Environmental Science, Geography, Planning, Biology, Politics, Community Health and Development Studies.

Entry requirements


We welcome students from diverse backgrounds to study Environmental Management. The entry requirement for the PGDipSci in Environmental Management is an approved BA, BCom, BE, BSc, BPlan, LLB or equivalent degree. To be considered eligible for entry to the PGDipSci (Environmental Management) students must have at least C+ average in their best five courses at Stage III.

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Programme structure


Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Environmental Management can normally be completed in one year and is made up of eight courses, as specified below.

The following courses have been preapproved as appropriate choices for the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Environmental Management. In some circumstances other elective courses may be negotiated with the Programme Coordinator in accordance with your vocational or research interests. Please contact the Environmental Management Postrgraduate adviser before enrolling in any courses outside of the School of Environment.

Earth Sciences

Environmental Science

Geography

Biological Science

For advice and permission to enrol in courses in Biological Science, please contact the Postgraduate Adviser:

Dr John Taylor
Email: ja.taylor@auckland.ac.nz

Development Studies

For advice and permission to enrol in courses in Development Studies, please contact the Postgraduate Adviser:

Dr Anke Schwittay
Email: devstudies@auckland.ac.nz

 

Planning

For advice and permission to enrol in courses in Planning, please contact the Postgraduate Adviser:

Associate Professor Michael Gunder
Email: m.gunder@auckland.ac.nz


Population Health

For advice and permission to enrol in courses in Population Health, please contact the Academic Adviser:

Professor Alistair Woodward
Email: a.woodward@auckland.ac.nz

Psychology

Contact Niki Harre for details and permission to enrol in the course:

Niki Harre
Email: n.harre@auckland.ac.nz

The course limit is 18 places and if the number of applicants exceed this, students will be selected based on their incoming G.P.A. Students studying within any graduate programme at the university are welcome to apply, half the places will be reserved for psychology students.

Enrolling in elective courses


You should discuss your options for elective courses with the Environmental Management Postgraduate Adviser as early as possible. Consider the scheduling of classes when choosing your electives.

Following acceptance into the programme, you must enrol online in all core and elective courses via Student Services Online, but for courses outside of the School of Environment there may be additional enrolment requirements, including permission from relevant course coordinators or postgraduate advisers.

For School of Environment courses there are no additional steps beyond online enrolment in Student Services Online but, if you are concerned that you lack the specialised background which is required for particular courses, discuss that first with their coordinators.

For courses outside the School of Environment, please contact the Environmental Management Postgraduate Adviser to discuss your intentions before enrolling. Once you have permission from the Environmental Management Postgraduate Adviser, you will then also need to obtain permission from the relevant postgraduate adviser for the subject associated with those courses.

 

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Further study after PGDipSci


Students who wish to continue their academic and professional training may, once they have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Environmental Management apply for the MSc in Environmental Management programme. In order to gain entry to the MSc, an average grade of "B-" must have been attained in the PGDipSci. Please consult the programme adviser in this regard. To find out more about the MSc please visit the MSc and MA.

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