Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

192705 v.5 Postgraduate Diploma in Natural Resources


Course CRICOS Code: 007863G
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This course is a combination of course and project work. It has been designed to cater for those already employed and intending to strengthen competence in areas related to the environment, and the management and development of natural resources. There is provision within the course for those intending to specialise in aquaculture or other areas to study some units other than those listed in the formal course structure.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A bachelor degree in science or a related discipline.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is of one year full-time duration or equivalent part-time study. However, it may be possible to satisfy requirements in other ways, eg parts of the research projects may be undertaken in short intensive periods, or it may be arranged that some units be taken in concentrated blocks at times suitable to students and staff rather than at fixed times during each week of the semester.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

5526 v.4   Natural Resources Project 598 8.0 25.0
6123 v.5   Applied Statistics 501 3.0 25.0
6370 v.5   Natural Resources Seminar 502 1.0 12.5
8714 v.5   Project Design 593 2.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

5782 v.6   Natural Resources Project 596 8.0 50.0
6373 v.5   Natural Resources Seminar 504 1.0 12.5
6374 v.6   Natural Resources Project 594 8.0 25.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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