• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Environmental Science
  • Specialisation code NRMG-SPEC
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

  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 the completion of the following course:

ENVS6304 - Land and Catchment Management (6 units)

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

ENVS6021 - Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders (6 units)

ENVS6514 - Ecological Assessment and Management (6 units)

ENVS6223 - Sustainable Agricultural Systems (6 units)

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

BIOL6178 - Recovering Threatened Species and Ecosystems (6 unit)

ENVS6555 - Water Management (6 units)

ENVS6308 - Fire in the Environment (6 units)

ENVS6022 - Water Science (6 units)

ENVS6026 - Managing Forested Landscapes (6 units)

ENVS6024 - Biodiversity Conservation (6 units)

ENVS6201 - Biodiversity Science: Wildlife, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology (6 units)

ENVS6218 - Environmental Science Field School (6 units)

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