GC121 - Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Practice

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Plan: GC121 - Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Practice
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Objectives of the program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Practice
Award abbreviation: GradCertBiotech&Bus
Total credit points: 48
Career: PGRD
Duration: Three semesters Full-time, Six semesters Part-time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (120H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/civilenvirochemeng
ASCED code: 050999
CRICOS code:

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Objectives of the program

The MSP ssuite of programs provides a forum for people with similar aims and questions around sustainability to work together to explore solutions to sustainability problems. THe Program explores the complexities of sustainability problems with people of similar interests but coming from a range of discipline backgrounds and provides the opportunity for action learning in each student's work, aspiration and personal context.

The Program is established to meet industry demand for professionals who have expertise in sustainability issues and a qualification in the fundamentals of sustainability.

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Articulation and pathways

We do not expect that students will move directly from undergraduate level to this program.

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program. Students can take courses from any Masters level program but coursework from the following programs is recommended – Master of Environment and Planning, Master of Sustainable Energy, Master of Systems Engineering.

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT University programs. Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice.

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Entrance requirements

Students are required to have a first degree. Students are expected to have more than 3 years experience in their first discipline area. This first degree can be in any discipline.

Applicants not possessing the recognised academic qualifications may be considered based on evidence of experience satisfing that they have developed a level of knowledge of the field of study sufficient to undrtake the Program.

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External accreditation and industry links

Industry linkage is a vital component of the MSP suite of programs including the Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Practice.. Industry Representatives who are experts in their particular field run interactive modules with the students. Many of the students are working and bring their industry awareness and  professional engagement into the classroom sessions.

The students undertake projects based in industry and the School has established contacts with organisations such as EPA and water authorities where students engage in industry based projects.

The multidisciplinary nature of the Program and of the students studying in the Program means that it comes outside of traditional industry accreditation formats. The MSP runs in parallel with other accredited Programs within the School.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students.

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