• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code GEOG-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate

Geography is a dynamic discipline that is increasingly recognised as an integral contributor to developing holistic approaches to contemporary problems in society and environment interaction. In essence, geographers study Earth's diversity, its resources, and humankind's survival on the planet. The use of products such as Google Earth in many facets of day-to-day life has also put geography on the public agenda. The specialisation in geography challenges you to develop and apply a diverse range of in-demand perspectives and skills. Learning occurs in field-, workshop- and classroom settings and includes GIS and spatial analysis, environmental modelling, integrated research training, and small-group interaction that draws upon the diversity of student and staff professional and cultural backgrounds.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1.     Analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex geographic approaches to investigating a range of environment and sustainability issues and management strategies in international and Australian contexts

2.     Integrate, interpret and transmit knowledge and modelling approaches relevant to geographical science and its policy applications across disciplines

3.     Apply specialist and non-specialist  written, oral and visual communication skills to effectively convey and discuss information about geographical science and policy applications in multidisciplinary contexts

4.     Engage with current environment and sustainability policy debates, demonstrating autonomy, expert judgement, knowledge, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner in the socio-political and cultural contexts in which they occur

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

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

Code Title Units
ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change 6
ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis 6

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

Code Title Units
ENVS6014 Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability 6
ENVS6017 Vietnam Field School 6-12
ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders 6
ENVS6022 Water Science 6
ENVS6202 Environmental Measurement, Modelling and Monitoring 6
ENVS6204 Weather, Climate and Fire 6
ENVS6205 Island Sustainable Development: Fiji Field School 6-12
ENVS6218 Environmental Science Field School 6
ENVS6223 Sustainable Agricultural Systems 6
ENVS6303 Climatology 6
ENVS6304 Land and Catchment Management 6
ENVS6308 Fire in the Environment 6
ENVS6311 Severe Weather 6
ENVS6319 Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS 6
ENVS6555 Water Management 6
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