• Application Deadline
  • 6 months
    Duration
The Sustainability certificate at UCLA Extension is perfect for professionals in a wide range of disciplines, such as Environmental Affairs Officers, Business Development Managers, City Planners, Waste and Facility Management Professionals, Political Strategists, Corporate and Product Sustainability Managers, Renewable Energy Sales Associates.

About

What you can learn in the Sustainability certificate at UCLA Extension

  • Learn environmental systems and the interrelationship and effect of humans upon the environment.
  • Explore individual and group roles in sustainability and the interconnectedness and necessity of collaboration between social, economic, and ecological responsibilities.
  • Learn business aspects of sustainability by identifying practical tools, measuring performance, and reviewing best practices.
  • Acquire skills in areas including environmental and energy consultancy, green investment and marketing, green building project design, renewable energy, climate change, public policy and more.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Principles of Sustainability: Introduction 
  • Principles of Sustainability: Stakeholders and Engaging Communities 
  • Principles of Sustainability: Current Issues and Case Studies 

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:

      83

      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

    • Minimum required score:

      6.5

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

      Schedule IELTS

    Academic Requirements

    Documents required:

    • Financial certification, such as a bank statement or bank letter, declaring you have a minimum of $26,300 USD, or equivalent, to cover your school and living expenses for a year.
    • A copy of your TOEFL iBT score or Academic IELTS score, which must be no more than two years old.
    • A copy of the page in your passport showing your full legal name, birth date, passport expiration date, and photograph.
    • An official copy of high school or college transcripts. An English copy must be included with foreign language transcripts.
    • One passport-size photo.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      4050 USD/full
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 4050 USD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
    • National Applies to you

      4050 USD/full
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 4050 USD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Los Angeles

    • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    Check the programme website for information about funding options.

    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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    Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.