Environmental Studies

Equip yourself for a role in the exciting and ever-expanding world of environmental management. Develop knowledge and skills in environmental sustainability and how to manage environmental projects in business, community and government.

Short Courses and Micro-credentials

Increase your knowledge and so understanding of the ever-expanding world of environmental management and sustainability. Our range of short courses will advance your participation in environmental projects and awareness, be that in your community, your own backyard or further afield.

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Environmental Studies Scholarships

Fantastic scholarships and awards are available for our students.

EIT Year 13 Degree Scholarship – coming in 2023

EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact scholarships@eit.ac.nz or call in for a chat.

Facilities

We are very fortunate to have the award winning Ōtātara Outdoor Learning Centre at our backdoor.

The Ōtātara Outdoor Learning Centre provides a range of opportunities for learners to; connect with nature so that they can understand the impact of their actions or inactions on the environment, and benefit society through their positive attitudes and behaviours.

Change of career path leads to new environmental role

Jen Gale (Ngāi Tahu) forged a new career in Environmental Management after studying at EIT.

COVID-19 prompted EIT student Jen Gale (Ngāi Tahu) to leave a career in public service and follow her passion for gardening and the environment – a move that has paid off for her.

Jen, who completed the year-long Diploma in Environmental Management [Level 5] at the end of last year, started a dream job as Senior Environmental Compliance Officer at the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council in November 2021.

EIT researcher has work cited by Climate Change report

EIT lecturer and researcher has had her work cited in an authoritative report of the influential International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Environmental Management lecturer Dr Dinusha Jayathilake, who started in EIT’s School of Primary Industries last year, has had her work mentioned in The Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, the Working Group II contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report.

EIT environmental project short-listed for international award

May 6, 2022

An acclaimed EIT community environmental project has been shortlisted for a prestigious international sustainability award after winning a category in the Australasian tertiary sector awards...

EIT Environment coordinator wants to build on sustainability successes

May 5, 2022

EIT’s new Environment and Sustainability Coordinator Mark Caves plans to maintain and develop the institute’s award winning outdoor learning project and also find ways of reducing EIT’s...

EIT researcher has work cited by Climate Change report

April 13, 2022

 An EIT lecturer and researcher has had her work cited in an authoritative report of the influential International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Environmental Management lecturer Dr Dinusha...

Staff

Lisa Turnbull – Programme Coordinator
lmturnbull@eit.ac.nz

Brian McLay
bmclay@eit.ac.nz

Chris Thorman
cthorman@eit.ac.nz

Dr Dinusha Jayathilake
djayathilake@eit.ac.nz

Gerard Henry
ghenry@eit.ac.nz

Dr Glen Robertshaw
grobertshaw@eit.ac.nz