About this Programme
Environmental protection is one of the disciplines where there is a steady demand for skilled professionals. It is an excellent area to pursue in further education and you can start now.
The distance learning Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Protection
• gives you the framework and tools needed to operate effectively
• will strongly position you within the marketplace
• will help you to realise your career and educational aspirations.
This flexible programme in the theory and practice of environmental protection is designed for those who have, or who aspire to have, environmental responsibilities but who may lack sufficient formal training in the area. A broad range of environmental topics is addressed and integrated to provide current environmental management, technical and legislative skills to participants covering a range of areas including water quality and supply, ecology, geology, biology, water and waste management and sustainability.
There are six subjects; Water Pollution, Air Pollution, Waste Management, Environmental Systems, Environmental Management, Noise and Energy.
Each of the six subjects on the Postgraduate Diploma is a stand-alone 10 credit unit. A participant may choose to opt out of the course and gain single subject certificates for those subjects that have been successfully completed. More often, participants will complete the six subjects on the course and gain the award of Postgraduate Diploma.
Outline of the course operation
As mentioned already, there are six 10-credit subjects on the Postgraduate Diploma. Each subject runs for a period of 3 months. The six subjects run consecutively over two academic years.
There is one (occasionally two) workshop per subject. The workshops take place on a Friday and Saturday.
A Course Coordinator oversees the entire course to offer support and advice throughout the two years.
Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma at merit or greater are eligible to continue on to the MSc, a further 1 year of study. The MSc enables students to specialise in an area of their choice.