• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Resource Management and Environmental Science, 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.

Other Information

Advice for first year students:

Students should complete ENVS1003 and ENVS1004 in first year.

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

18 units from the completion of the following compulsory courses:

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)

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 Climate and Its Applications (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 Climate Change: Past, Present and Future (6 units)

ENVS3014 Ecological Assessment and Management (6 units)

ENVS3020 Climate Change Science & Policy (6 units)

ENVS3039 Biodiversity Conservation (6 units)

ENVS3041 Managing Forested Landscapes (6 units)

ENVS3045 Social Applications of GIS (6 units)

ENVS3902 Environmental Chemistry and Systems (6 units)

ENVS3903 Environmental Sensing, Mapping and Modelling (6 units)

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