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Diploma in Environmental Science


Diploma in Environmental Science

Diploma in Environmental Science

Learn about the earth, its resources and recognise the factors that affect your environment


Students: 15,821
Course Description

This free online Diploma course is ideal for professionals working in the area of environmental science, for students who wish to pursue a career in environmental science, or for those who simply want to learn more about building a sustainable existence on this planet.


Environmental science is the field of science that studies physical, chemical and biological aspects of the environment and determines solutions to environmental problems.
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This course provides you with a thorough knowledge and understanding of all aspects of environmental science and covers many topics such as understanding the earth's processes, evaluating alternative energy systems, pollution control and mitigation, natural resource management, the importance of global water supplies, and the effects of climate change.


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Certification

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

Learning Outcomes

This course will teach you all about the earth and its system, whilst giving you a good understanding of the earth's resources as well. It will help you to recognise the factors that affect our environment.
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You will know the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources and understand how to manage water supplies. This course provides you with ways to protect the environment.
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Module Title
Module 1: The Flow of Energy and Cycling of Matter
Module 2: The Solid Earth
Module 3: The Atmosphere
Module 4: The Biosphere
Module 5: Environmental Science Assessment 1
Module 6: Minerals
Module 7: Soils
Module 8: Biological Resources
Module 9: Managing Land Use
Module 10: Environmental Science Assessment 2
Module 11: Global Climate Change
Module 12: Air, Soil and Water Pollutants
Module 13: Human Population Dynamics
Module 14: Energy Use
Module 15: Environmental Science Assessment 3
Module 16: Non-Renewable Energy Sources
Module 17: Energy from Coal
Module 18: Energy from Petroleum and Natural Gas
Module 19: Nuclear Energy
Module 20: Environmental Science Assessment 4
Module 21: Renewable Energy Sources
Module 22: Wind and Solar Energy
Module 23: Geothermal and Water-derived Energy
Module 24: Energy from Biofuels
Module 25: Environmental Science Assessment 5
Module 26: Introduction to Water
Module 27: Groundwater and Surface Water
Module 28: Managing Water Resources
Module 29: Case Study - Water Supply in Britain
Module 30: Environmental Science Assessment 6
Module 31: Environmental Ethics, Laws and Regulations
Module 32: Environmental Decision Making
Module 33: Business and the Environment
Module 34: Case Study - Eutrophication
Module 35: Environmental Science Assessment 7
Module 36: Environmental Science End of Course Assessment

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Course Title Diploma in Environmental Science
Course # 353
Course Publisher OpenLearn
Course Category 25
Content Origin
Course Description 

This free online Diploma course is ideal for professionals working in the area of environmental science, for students who wish to pursue a career in environmental science, or for those who simply want to learn more about building a sustainable existence on this planet.


Environmental science is the field of science that studies physical, chemical and biological aspects of the environment and determines solutions to environmental problems.


This course provides you with a thorough knowledge and understanding of all aspects of environmental science and covers many topics such as understanding the earth's processes, evaluating alternative energy systems, pollution control and mitigation, natural resource management, the importance of global water supplies, and the effects of climate change.

License  This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 19 April 2013
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 15-20 Hours
Video/Audio Low
Audio Only Low
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download No
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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