ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

WEM3EM

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This capstone subject for the Environmental Management major will integrate sustainability thinking alongside the theory and practise of environmental management of land, catchments and biodiversity in order to address improvement of resource sustainability and future food security.  It will take a case study approach to develop critical thinking and practical skills in environmental assessment and monitoring, risk assessment, management practices, project planning and grant writing to solve environmental problems across various scales and industries.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlexei Rowles

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites WEM2QRM and WEM2PEE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand the basics of environmental assessment approaches for measuring or predicting environmental impacts

Activities:
Apply knowledge of environmental assessment techniques in case study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Apply problem solving & understanding of environmental management techniques to planning a project to address an environmental issue

Activities:
Develop project plan as part of case study, including use of environmental mangement practices
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Assemble ideas into a grant proposal

Activities:
Write a grant proposal as part of case study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Demonstrate knowledge of the field of environmental management

Activities:
Final exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

05. Explain an environmental issue, proposed assessment & management actions

Activities:
Oral assessment of case study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlexei Rowles

Class requirements

Lecture
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Weekly Laboratory class including field trips to study sites."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Impact or risk assessment for case study (Approx. 1500 words)10 01
Case study project plan and grant proposal (Approx. 1500 words each)30 02, 03
Oral presentation of case study10 05
Final examination (2 hour)50 04