Diploma of Environmental Studies

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for the Diploma of Environmental Studies is the successful completion of Form 6 with good passes in Maths, Science, English and Social Science or Form 5 for matured age candidates with 5 or more years of work experience in the relevant fields will be considered and those with Certificate in Environmental Studies with GPA of 2.8 and above.

Course Overview

The Diploma of Environmental Studies program is a four semester course consisting of 16 units. Students will have to attain a total of 240 credit points in order to fulfill the requirements of the course. This is a course that evolves from the certificate, with the expectation that candidates would have had good background knowledge in environmental sciences, or had graduated with a certificate in environmental studies. This course aims to equip students with skills and practical knowledge that will empower learners to become environmental educators and advocators in their communities and Solomon Islands. It will help students to better utilize and manage their natural resources towards environmental sustainability and benefits. Learners are expected to develop, encourage networking and to engage in intelligent public disclosures on matters of national and international interests.

Course Structure

Duration: 2 years
Core Units: 16 Units
Total Credit Points: 240
Campus: Kukum

Unit CodeUnit TitleSemester OfferedCredit Points
EN501Communication Skills and Language115
EN502Computer Skills and Statistics115
EN506Physical Geography of Solomon Islands115
EN541Community and Environment115
EN533Waste management and Pollution Control215
EN511Introduction to Climate Change and Weather215
EN521Biodiversity and Ecology215
EN543Introduction to Environment Economics215
EN505Legislation and Policy Studies.115
EN503Environment Monitoring, Survey and Assessment.115
EN542Energy Resources 115
EN532Sustainable Development and Land Use115
EN545Integrated Resource Management215
EN504Geographic Information System215
EN531Industrialization and Urbanization215