The certificate provides students with applied skills for professional practice in Environmental Planning. Focused on tools, concepts, and approaches for the practitioner, the certificate is designed for those currently working, or wanting to work, in applied environment and planning fields. The certificate is valuable to both career professionals and individuals wanting to complement their current skillsets or postsecondary training.

Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English. A minimum overall TOEFL score of 86 is required with a minimum score of 20 in each area, or a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 in each area, or another approved test as outlined in the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies.
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the
    last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an
    academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study;
    o OR 5 years professional experience in Environmental Planning fields;
    o OR 3 years professional experience plus a 2-year diploma or certificate.

Certificate Requirements (9 credit units)

Students complete 6 credit units of subject matter expertise in environmental planning and 3 credit units of professional skills.

Select 6 credit units of the following courses:

  • GEOG 822.3 
  • GEOG 886.3 
  • GEOG 823.3 
  • GEOG 849.3 
  • GEOG 881.3 
  • GEOG 884.3

Complete the following 3 credit unit course:

  • GEOG 882.3

Note: For completion of GEOG 882, students must complete a minimum of 3 modules, selected from the following:

  • Fundamentals of project management
  • Policy, plan, and program performance auditing
  • Understanding environmental planning legislation and regulation
  • Good practices in data management
  • Ethical conduct in environmental planning
  • Facilitation, mediation, and negotiation skills
  • Principles for Indigenous consultation and engagement