• Total units 48 Units
  • Major code REEN-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Resource and Environmental Management Major

The major in Resource and Environmental Management is designed for students seeking careers as environmental scientists and natural resource managers who will be able to meet the sustainability challenges and opportunities of this century. It is structured around a core of natural and social sciences courses, and links that set of knowledge and skills with a range of applications in environmental conservation and sustainable resource management. The major in Resource and Environmental Management emphasises experiential and field based learning, and combines broadly based environmental education with focused professional development and opportunities for specialisation. The flexible nature of the curriculum means that students are able to develop a version of the major tailored to their particular interests and goals; consult the convener for assistance in selecting courses for the major (and associated minor/s).


Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Think critically about natural resource and environmental management issues, and integrate information and construct logical, consistent and synthesised arguments about these issues.

  2. Collect, analyse, interpret and present resource and environmental management data (including empirical field data, remotely sensed data and published literature) at a range of scales.

  3. Understand and contribute to the development and application of resource and environmental management techniques and policy in the Australian context.

  4. Discuss the principles of managing natural resources and the environment with practitioners and stakeholders such as land holders, extension officers, consultants and policy makers.

  5. Conduct research into a variety of aspects of resource and environmental management.

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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ENVS1003 Introduction to Environmental and Social Research

ENVS1004 Australia's Environment

ENVS3040 Complex Environmental Problems in Action


6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ENVS2002 Environmental Measurement, Modelling and Monitoring

ENVS2014 Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability

ENVS2018 Environmental Science Field School


6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ENVS2007 Economics for the Environment

ENVS2011 Human Ecology

ENVS2013 Society and Environmental Change

ENVS2025 Indigenous Cultural and Natural Resource Management


6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ENVS2001 Biodiversity Science: Wildlife, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology

ENVS2004 Weather, Climate and Fire

ENVS2020 Water Science

ENVS2023 Sustainable Agricultural Systems


6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ENVS3007 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders

ENVS3015 Essentials of Environmental Law

ENVS3028 Environmental Policy

ENVS3033 International Environmental Policy


6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ENVS3004 Land and Catchment Management

ENVS3005 Water Management

ENVS3008 Fire in the Environment

ENVS3011 Severe Weather

ENVS3013 Climatology

ENVS3014 Ecological Assessment and Management

ENVS3019 Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS

ENVS3020 Climate Change Science & Policy

ENVS3039 Biodiversity Conservation

ENVS3041 Managing Forested Landscapes

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