Course Description

With its flexibility in subject choice, the half-year Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science is the perfect option for a new graduate keen to kick-start their career, or a professional looking to up-skill or gain formal qualifications.

Including core studies in advanced water resources management, principles of ecology for environmental scientists, and the sources and uses of energy and alternatives, the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science provides you with the ability to solve environmental problems that require the integration of knowledge from diverse disciplines.

By the end of the half-year course, graduates will possess a practical and theoretical background in some of the basic aspects of environmental science. You can choose to build on this by continuing on to the graduate diploma, or even higher to the master's program.

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science student is taught by leading experts at the University of Sydney, which has been top-ranked for Environmental Science and Management in the world (Excellence in Research for Australia evaluations for 2012). Our graduates leave with a broad interdisciplinary knowledge base and the ability to apply their knowledge with flexibility and innovation as leaders in the workplace.

Embedded courses
Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science
Master of Environmental Science

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $27,500 total course cost.
International Students: $43,000 per year full-time

Starting dates

March, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Agriculture & Environmental Studies postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 82.2% (national average 76.3%)
Improved skills: 80.0% (national average 82.5%)
Overall satisfaction: 86.7% (national average 84.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Agriculture & Environmental Studies postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 68.3% (national average 74.3%)
Studying full time: 4.3% (national average 8.0%)
Median full time salary: $85,000 (national average $75,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 074172A
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GCENVSCI1000

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