Climate related courses

Students can choose from a wide range of elective courses on different aspects of climate change, from climate science to economics, law, policy and governance aspects of climate change vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation.

There are no other formal prerequisites. However the compulsory foundation courses do require numeracy skills. Candidates with suitable qualifications may request exemption from taking a particular foundation course.

We strongly recommend you contact us for advice when planning your course program.

ANU offers approximately 90 undergraduate courses on the multiple dimensions of climate change. They cover climate science, economics, law, policy and governance aspects of climate change vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation. Most of them can be taken as electives.

Course Session Delivery
Environment Studio: field based research and studio practice in visual arts First Semester In Person
Anthropology of Environmental Disasters First Semester In Person
Nutrition, Disease and the Environment First Semester In Person
Big Questions in Biology First Semester In Person
Melting Polar Ice Sheets, Sea Level Variations and Climate Change First Semester In Person
Photovoltaic Technologies First Semester In Person
Environment and Society: Geography of Sustainability First Semester In Person
Economics for the Environment First Semester In Person
Human Ecology First Semester In Person
Water Management First Semester In Person
Severe Weather First Semester In Person or Online
Environmental Policy First Semester In Person
Managing Forested Landscapes First Semester In Person
Indigenous Cultural and Natural Resource Management First Semester In Person
Environment and Development in the Pacific First Semester In Person
Science in Society: Ethics, Public Policy and Scientific Practice First Semester In Person
Development and Change First Semester In Person
Environmental Sociology First Semester In Person
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods First Semester In Person
Unravelling Complexity First Semester In Person
Introduction to Environmental Archaeology Second Semester In Person
Natural Resource Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific Second Semester In Person or Online
Plants and Global Climate Change Second Semester In Person
Population Studies Second Semester In Person
EARTH: The Chemistry and Physics of our Planet Second Semester In Person
Fundamentals of Climate System Science Second Semester In Person
Palaeoclimatology and Climate Change Second Semester In Person
Energy Resources and Renewable Technologies Second Semester In Person
Solar Thermal Technologies Second Semester In Person
Power Systems and Power Electronics Second Semester In Person
Introduction to Environmental and Social Research Second Semester In Person
Australia's Environment Second Semester In Person
Sustainable Development Second Semester In Person
Society and Environmental Change Second Semester In Person
GIS and Spatial Analysis Second Semester In Person
Sustainable Agricultural Systems Second Semester In Person or Online
Land and Catchment Management Second Semester In Person
Climatology Second Semester, Biennial Even Years In Person
Ecological Assessment and Management Second Semester In Person
Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS Second Semester In Person
Climate Change Science & Policy Second Semester In Person
Human Futures Second Semester In Person
Palaeo-Environmental Reconstruction Second Semester In Person
Biodiversity Conservation Second Semester In Person
Complex Environmental Problems in Action Second Semester In Person
Pacific Worlds: critical inquiry in Oceania Second Semester In Person
Environment, Human Security and Conflict Second Semester In Person
Foundations of Social Research Second Semester In Person
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods Second Semester In Person
Climate Change Science & Policy in Practice Spring Session, Biennial Odd Years In Person
Fire in the Environment Summer Session In Person
International Environmental Policy Summer Session In Person
Environmental Measurement, Modelling and Monitoring Winter Session In Person
Island Sustainable Development: Fiji Field School Winter Session In Person
Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability Winter Session In Person
Environmental Science Field School Winter Session In Person
Essentials of Environmental Law Winter Session In Person or Online
Living in the Risk Society: Health, Crime, Climate and Disasters Winter Session In Person
Course Term Delivery
The World Bank and the Organisation of Development First Semester In Person
Big Questions in Biology First Semester In Person
Government, Markets and Global Change First Semester In Person
Ecological Economics and Policy First Semester In Person or Online
Issues in Development and Environment First Semester In Person
Special Topics in Environmental Management and Development First Semester and Second Semester In Person
Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics First Semester and Second Semester In Person
Water Conflicts First Semester In Person or Online
Research Methods for Environmental Management First Semester In Person or Online
Environmental Assessment First Semester and Second Semester In Person
Environmental Governance First Semester In Person or Online
Applied Environmental and Resource Management First Semester In Person
Melting Polar Ice Sheets, Sea Level Variations and Climate Change First Semester In Person
Introduction to Natural Hazards First Semester In Person
Photovoltaic Technologies First Semester In Person
Human Ecology First Semester In Person
Environmental Policy First Semester In Person
Water Management First Semester In Person
Research in Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation First Semester In Person
Contemporary Perspectives in Environmental Science First Semester In Person
Topics in Environment & Society All Semesters and Sessions In Person
Economic Development First Semester and Second Semester In Person
Environmental Economics First Semester In Person
Managing for Sustainability First Semester In Person
Human Health, Environment and Climate Change First Semester In Person or Online
Communicating Science with the Public First Semester In Person or Online
Dealing with Wicked Problems   In Person
Social Impact Assessment: Theory and Methods Second Semester In Person or Online
Critical Issues in Gender and Development Second Semester In Person or Online
Land Rights and Resource Development Second Semester In Person or Online
Plants and Global Climate Change Second Semester In Person
Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting Second Semester In Person
Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Second Semester, Biennial Even Years In Person
Environmental Policy and Communications Second Semester In Person
Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions Second Semester In Person
Payments for Environmental Services Second Semester In Person or Online
Research in Climate Change Policy and Economics Second Semester In Person or Online
Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy Second Semester In Person or Online
State, Society and Natural Resources Second Semester In Person or Online
Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Second Semester In Person or Online
EARTH: The Chemistry and Physics of our Planet Second Semester In Person
Fundamentals of Climate System Science Second Semester In Person
Palaeoclimatology and Climate Change Second Semester In Person
Urban Energy and Energy Efficiency Second Semester In Person
Sustainable Urban Systems Second Semester, Biennial Even Years In Person
Society and Environmental Change  Second Semester In Person
Biodiversity Conservation Second Semester In Person
Complex Environmental Problems in Action Second Semester In Person
Biodiversity Science: Wildlife, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology Second Semester In Person
Climatology Second Semester, Biennial Even Years In Person
Land and Catchment Management Second Semester In Person
Climate Change Science & Policy Second Semester In Person or Online
Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS Second Semester In Person
Ecological Assessment and Management Second Semester In Person
Palaeo-Environmental Reconstruction Second Semester In Person
Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction Second Semester In Person
Energy Economics Second Semester In Person
International Policymaking in the Shadow of the Future Second Semester In Person
Policy Advocacy Second Semester and Autumn Session In Person
Science and Public Policy Second Semester In Person or Online
Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environment Winter Session and
Second Semester
In Person or Online
Study Tour: Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change Summer Session In Person
Graduate Preparatory Environmental Science Summer Session and Winter Session In Person
Graduate Preparatory Environmental Economics Summer Session and Winter Session In Person
Methods for Environmental Decision-Making Spring Session In Person
The Eco-Cultural Tourism Workshop Autumn Session In Person
International Climate Change Policy and Economics Winter Session In Person or Online
Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics Summer Session In Person or Online
Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability Winter Session In Person
Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders Winter Session In Person
Environmental Measurement, Modelling and Monitoring Winter Session In Person
Island Sustainable Development: Fiji Field School  Winter Session In Person
Essentials of Environmental Law Winter Session In Person
Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Spring Session In Person
International Climate Law Autumn Session In Person or Online
Climate Law Autumn Session In Person
Energy Politics and Governance Winter Session In Person