Diploma in Environmental Studies

Course Overview

The prime consideration of man as the most intelligent being on this planet is to utilize and conserve the existing natural resources for sustainable development. The process requires continued understanding by man of the biotic and the abiotic conditions and their interrelationships. The pressure on natural resources for fuel and timber and on land in general, for crops and pasture, has led to forest recession, soil erosion, desertification and water-catchment degradation – all of which combine to impair the land and water resources.

The approach to education and training must accordingly be re-oriented. The emphasis needs to shift from a narrow base to a broad base so as to effect integration. The main objective is to produce resource conservationists and managers who are multi-disciplinary in approach and can view the management of natural resources holistically. Emphasis is placed on an ecological approach relative to the conservation and management of natural resources.

Course Modules

  • Development Studies
  • Principle of Environmental Science
  • Fundamentals of Sustainable Community Development
  • Principles of Environmental Planning and Management
  • Global Warming and Climate Change
  • Education For Sustainable Development
  • Culture and Environmental Conservation
  • Waste Management Planning
  • Urban Ecology and Pollution
  • Environmental Risk and Hazard Management
  • Coastal Marine Resources Management
  • Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Development


There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests), a research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course, you shall be issued a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.


Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Post Graduate Certificate of Merit and a transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Course Duration: 6 months

Language: English

Target Audience: Global

Format: Online and Distance Learning 


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Website: www.actionafricainstitute.org

Tel no: +254 727 616 783

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