• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code NRMG-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Natural Resource Management Specialisation

Effective management of natural resources is a necessary component of dealing with the challenges of resource depletion and global environmental change. The Natural Resource Management (NRM) specialisation seeks to provide students with expert knowledge in approaches to effectively manage natural resources in the context of wider sustainability issues and environmental management. This specialisation is suitable for those seeking careers as environmental scientists and natural resource managers who will be able to meet the sustainability challenges and opportunities of this century. You will develop knowledge and skills in aspects of the natural and social sciences relevant to NRM, which can then be linked with a range of applications in environmental conservation and sustainable resource management. The specialisation emphasises experiential and field based learning.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.   Analyse critically and reflect on natural resource management issues and strategies in Australian and international contexts

2.   Integrate, interpret and transmit information and construct logical, consistent and synthesised arguments about natural resource management issues and their wider environmental context

3.   Collect, analyse, interpret, synthesise and present natural resource data and theory at a range of scales, and apply knowledge and skills in management and policy contexts

4.   Communicate the principles of managing natural resources with specialist and non-specialist audiences including practitioners and stakeholders such as land holders, extension officers, consultants and policy makers

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

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

Code Title Units
ENVS6304 Land and Catchment Management 6

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

Code Title Units
ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders 6
ENVS6514 Ecological Assessment and Management 6
ENVS6223 Sustainable Agricultural Systems 6

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ENVS6022 Water Science 6
ENVS6024 Biodiversity Conservation 6
ENVS6218 Environmental Science Field School 6
ENVS6026 Managing Forested Landscapes 6
ENVS6308 Fire in the Environment 6
ENVS6555 Water Management 6
ENVS6201 Biodiversity for Resource Management and Sustainability 6
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