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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


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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.

Gain thorough knowledge and understanding of environmental science 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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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, while giving you a good understanding of its resources. It will help you to recognize the factors that affect our environment. You will know the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources and understand how to manage water supplies.


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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 Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 676 reviews
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.

Gain thorough knowledge and understanding of environmental science 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:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: No
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Vanegas N Adriana
    Vanegas N Adriana Colombia It is an important course to fortify knowledge in environmental issues to apply in the sector after 2015-06-23 19:06:54
  • Gustavo Daza
    Gustavo Daza Colombia It is a scientific discipline whose objectives and meet its relations human beings and nature. for me has always caught my attention between man -nature interaction , the impact of different human activities that lead to the transformation of the resources that nature provides us and the impact generated on them. discipline prepares and instructs the person to face a range of tasks relating them with the policies of sustainable development and the environment salvarguardar we inhabit . 2015-06-23 17:06:25
  • Mathews Tembo
    Mathews Tembo Zambia I think its wonderful and will do my best to scoop the diploma. 2015-06-20 09:06:55
  • Jeremy Maraj
    Jeremy Maraj Trinidad and Tobago Excellent course but I think more emphasis should be place in the oil and gas industry or a oil and gas course. Well Done Alison!!! 2015-05-20 17:05:04
  • Ahmed Shuaib
    Ahmed Shuaib Nigeria The curriculum is rich and the knowledge is awesome. 2015-03-13 16:03:24
  • Bankole  Eniola Obileye
    Bankole Eniola Obileye Nigeria Indeed I appreciate this course 2015-02-26 10:02:56
  • Francis  Calveous Isaacs Doccuvi
    Francis Calveous Isaacs Doccuvi United Kingdom This course is Voluminous. 2014-12-07 23:12:22
  • Earnest Abimbola Blessing
    Earnest Abimbola Blessing Nigeria Great 2014-11-07 23:11:54
  • Emmanuel Odiachi
    Emmanuel Odiachi Nigeria It's so fulfilling to come to the end of this course. I really enjoyed every bit of the study. 2014-10-22 12:10:36
  • Louicius Micius Eugene
    Louicius Micius Eugene Haiti This course in environmental science is essential to understand life on the earth. Thanks to Alison! 2014-10-18 21:10:14
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