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Study Environmental Management at SIT

Environmental Management students with tutor taking water samples

Learn to manage environmental resources, participate in conservation efforts, contribute to change and experience some of New Zealand’s most rare and precious native flora and fauna, all whilst gaining a qualification that will enable you to have a rewarding career.

Numerous field trips provide a practical component to our courses and include working alongside conservation, industry and environmental groups throughout the region.

Selected students have the opportunity to travel to Whenua Hou/Codfish Island, home to the critically endangered kakapo.

The Bachelor of Environmental Management provides a comprehensive academic and practical education in environmental science, law, geography, resource management, conservation and ecology.

Students who do not qualify for direct entry into the degree are able to undertake the Certificate in Environmental Management, a programme offered by distance learning designed to provide you with a solid foundation of environmental and conservation management knowledge.

Programmes in Environmental Management

Click on a circle in the table below to see the courses offered in each subject/qualification combination.

Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

Invercargill

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SIT2LRN Distance Learning

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Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

* STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

Programme & Tutor Profiles

Student Profiles

"The practical components of the programme are extremely valuable and sets it apart from university degrees"

Bachelor of Environmental Management - feedback via Graduate Destination Survey 2014 

"The best parts were... the variety of environmental topics it covered, especially geology, marine biology, ecology"

Bachelor of Environmental Management - feedback via Graduate Destination Survey 2014 

"The diversity and broad outlook of the programme enables movement into job opportunities in many areas of environmental management."

Bachelor of Environmental Management - feedback via Graduate Destination Survey 2014 

Environmental Management Courses

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Three years full time

Our Bachelor programme offers students the broadest scope of any Environmental Management degree course in New Zealand.

Practical training includes First Aid, river crossing, camping skills, trip planning and assessment. Students will also cover Renewable Energy, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Environmental Law, Resource Management, Conservation Principles, Land, Freshwater and Marine Management.

An exciting, hands-on course with a host of field trips, guest speakers and industry-related research projects, the Bachelor of Environmental Management prepares graduates for employment in a wide and growing number of careers.

Further advanced study can be completed in specialist areas such as environmental health or policy and planning.

Course Details

Offered over 34 weeks

This programme will give students the opportunity to develop a broad understanding of environmental management, thus preparing them for either professional practice or further advanced study in this area.

There are two elective options to choose from: renewable energy auditing and mineral resources management.

Students will be exposed to a mix of theory and practical applications in both resource and environmental management, including principles relating to land, air and water.

Course Details

One year full time

Comprising two elective options: renewable energy auditing and mineral resources management, the programme will provide students with both the knowledge and practical skills to develop a broad understanding of environmental management.

Successful completion by students who may have a degree in a different discipline will ensure they are equipped with the knowledge required to fulfil the expectations of the environmental management industry.

Course Details

17 weeks fulltime

Up to 2 years part-time (part-study is recommended) 

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

If you are looking to obtain skills across a range of environmental management contexts, the Certificate in Environmental Management may be the right choice.

The course will provide you with a solid foundation of environmental and conservation management knowledge and information in addition to relevant historical and current environmental management issues.

Topics include geological and biological origins of New Zealand, characteristics of shoreline ecosystems and Climate Change vs Global Warming.

Course Details