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


The minor in Forest Science and Policy offers students a focus on aspects of forest science and policy fundamental to the conservation and sustainable management of forests. Courses in the minor emphasise field-based and experiential learning, and practical approaches to addressing forest science, management and policy challenges.

Learning Goals:

On completion of the minor in Forest Science and Policy students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Understand the principles of forest science that underpin forest conservation and sustainable management at a range of scales.
  2. Apply the wide range of tools employed by forest scientists and managers, including literature reviews, field surveys, analysis of theory, and analysis of data.
  3. Understand the policy and social contexts under which forest conservation and management must operate, and how professionals and the community engage with them.
  4. Understand and apply strategies for the sustainable management of forested landscapes, and their component parts.
  5. Synthesise knowledge and data related to forest science and policy and communicate this in appropriate ways.
  6. Identify potential career paths in forest sciences, forest management, and forest policy.

Other Information

Advice to Students

Students should seek further course advice from the academic convener of this minor.

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

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

Code Title Units
ENVS3041 Managing Forested Landscapes 6

A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ENVS2003 Biodiversity and Landscape Ecology 6
ENVS2004 Weather, Climate and Fire 6
ENVS2014 Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability 6
ENVS2015 GIS and Spatial Analysis 6
ENVS2021 Vegetation and Soils 6

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ENVS3008 Fire in the Environment 6
ENVS3014 Ecological Assessment and Management 6
ENVS3039 Biodiversity Conservation 6

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ENVS2010 Australia's Forests 6
ENVS3007 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders 6
ENVS3028 Environmental Policy 6
ENVS3033 International Environmental Policy 6
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