• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Environmental Science
  • Major code REEN-MAJ
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

  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 the completion of courses from the the following list:

ENVS1003 - Introduction to Environmental and Social Research (6 units)

ENVS1004 - Australia's Environment (6 units)

ENVS3040 - Complex Environmental Problems in Action (6 units)

6 units from the completion of a course from the following list:

ENVS2002 - Environmental Measurement, Modelling and Monitoring (6 units)

ENVS2014 - Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability (6 units)

ENVS2018 - Environmental Science Field School (6 units)

6 units from the completion of a course from the following list:

ENVS2007 - Economics for the Environment (6 units)

ENVS2011 - Human Ecology (6 units)

ENVS2013 - Society and Environmental Change (6 units)

ENVS2025 - Indigenous Cultural and Natural Resource Management (6 units)

6 units from the completion of a course from the following list:

ENVS2001 - Biodiversity Science: Wildlife, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology (6 units)

ENVS2004 - Weather, Climate and Fire (6 units)

ENVS2020 - Water Science (6 units)

ENVS2023 - Sustainable Agricultural Systems (6 units)

6 units from the completion of a course from the following list:

ENVS3007 - Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders (6 units)

ENVS3015 - Essentials of Environmental Law (6 units)

ENVS3028 - Environmental Policy (6 units)

ENVS3033 - International Environmental Policy (6 units)

6 units from the completion of a course from the following list:

ENVS3004 - Land and Catchment Management (6 units)

ENVS3005 - Water Management (6 units)

ENVS3008 - Fire in the Environment (6 units)

ENVS3013 - Climatology (6 units)

ENVS3014 - Ecological Assessment and Management (6 units)

ENVS3019 - Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS (6 units)

ENVS3020 - Climate Change Science & Policy (6 units)

ENVS3039 - Biodiversity Conservation (6 units)

ENVS3041 - Managing Forested Landscapes (6 units)

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