• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Environmental Studies
  • Minor code LAND-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Soil and Land Management Minor


There is an increasing need for the development of sustainable land and soil management techniques and practices in the Australian context. The emphasis in this minor is on the applications of a thorough understanding of basic physical, chemical and biological properties and ecological processes involving soils and landscapes, and the functions and outputs they provide. Students who complete this minor will have developed the knowledge necessary to understand and contribute to the design and implementation of scientifically valid soil and land management practices.

Learning Goals:

On completion of the minor in Soil and Land Management students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Conduct a detailed literature search and prepare a major research paper on major issues related to land and soil management.
  2. Discuss a range of land and soil management issues with various managers, government extension officers and private consultants, and prepare a report on these issues.
  3. Explain both the scientific underpinning and environmental implications of critical issues in land and soil management, and develop sustainable management practices of land and soil resources in a range of environments.
  4. Conduct meaningful research into a range of land and soil management issues.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

18 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ENVS2021 Vegetation and Soils: Landscape Co-evolution and Ecology 6
ENVS3002 Sustainable Agricultural Practices 6
ENVS3004 Land and Catchment Management 6

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ENVS2003 Biodiversity and Landscape Ecology 6
ENVS2015 GIS and Spatial Analysis 6
  ENVS 2020: Hydrology & Landforms for NRM
ENVS2022 Sustainable Systems: Rural 6
ENVS3008 Fire in the Environment 6
ENVS3026 Geomorphology: Landscape Evolution under Changing Climate 6
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