Help us develop environmental management programmes to suit you

26 June 2019

The opportunity to study environmental science and sustainability in Hawke’s Bay

Are you interested in getting qualifications that will help you to protect and responsibly use Hawke’s Bay’s land and water for the benefit of our communities?

The University of Waikato and EIT are developing a joint programme of tertiary level study in topics covering environmental science, environmental management and sustainability practices, delivered in Hawke’s Bay.

Please help us to design these courses by completing our quick online survey and sharing it with your networks.

Closing date is Friday 12th July.

EIT and UoW are working together to design a programme of courses that will provide learners with the knowledge, perspectives, skills and practices to become environmentally aware citizens and equip them for the jobs of the future.

We are planning a modular programme of Diploma and Degree options that will allow students to choose the academic level and amount of time that they wish to study. Students will be able to pathway towards higher-level study if they wish, subject to good results in their papers. Other programmes at pre-degree and postgraduate levels will complement these options.

Examples of how students could structure their study include:

  • Begin with a Level 5 Diploma of Environmental Management and then choose to continue your studies with the Level 6 Diploma of Environmental Management
  • With good grades across your Level 5 and 6 diplomas, complete just one more year of study to gain a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) degree
  • Commit to a three-year UoW Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) degree, right from the start
  • Begin the Bachelor degree and decide it isn’t for you? You could be awarded the Level 5 (after 1 year of full-time study) or Level 6 (after 2 years of full time study) diploma instead.

Our programme content is designed to support future careers.

The proposed diploma and degree programmes provide a mix of theory and practice. You will be introduced to concepts about how the environment works, learn to interpret data, and make decisions based on your knowledge of biological and physical scientific principles. Completing each additional level equips you for progressively more senior roles in managing natural resource use and protection, decision-making, and advising others.

Examples include: Field Technician at a regional council, Environmental Educator, Land Development Advisor for iwi and hapu, Resource Consent Officer, Environmental Resource Manager, Environmental Policy Advisor, Plant and Animal Pest Control Officer, Conservation Ranger

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