ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

AGR3ENV

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will provide you with the theoretical background and conceptual framework to undertake a critical analysis of selected contemporary issues in environmental management and conservation. You will explore theories and approaches to sustainable development and environmental management of resources; the relationships between resource systems in terms of ecological, economic, social, philosophical, and ethical dimensions; and research methods in contemporary resource management in a variety of contexts. You will investigate policy and practice relating to environmental degradation, impact assessment and management, and explore conflicts of interest among all levels of stakeholders in global environmental issues.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLectures/flipped class activities and case studies 

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE or requires Subject Coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is taught at the Epping Campus of Melbourne Polytechnic.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Adaptive environmental management: a practitioner's guide

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorAllan, C. & Stankey, GH

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCSIRO PUBLISHING COLLINGWOOD, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Environmental Economics and Management: Theory, Policy, and Applications

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorScott J. Callan,/Janet M. Thomas

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCENGAGE LEARNING AUSTRALIA

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment (5th Edition)

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorGlasson, J and Therivel, R

Year2019

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherROUTLEDGE, TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP, LONDON

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Environmental Management- Processes and Practices for Australia (2nd Edition)

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorThomas, I and Murfitt, P

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN, ELSEVIER

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Sustainable Development Strategies

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorRoy, M.

Year2020

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN, ELSEVIER

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Environmental Conflict Management

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorClarke T &/Peterson R, T

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS, INC

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Understanding Environmental Issues

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBuckingham, S & Turner, M

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS, INC

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
COMMUNICATION - Digital Capability
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Summarise the theories of environmental management and their application to issues and problems
02. Evaluate how strategies and methods such as environmental management systems are used to improve the sustainable development practices of farms and/ organizations
03. Evaluate and monitor the environmental performance of farms and/or organisations using data environmental management and impacts assessments
04. Translate generic concepts and methods into critical reviews of contemporary, real-world environmental management practices
05. Develop skills in conflict management that are relevant to both national and international environmental issues

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Classes are recorded

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Classes are recorded

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Classes are recorded

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Students complete online activities (pre- recorded lectures and other materials) prior to the scheduled workshop.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.50 hours workshop per study period on weekends during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students can choose either this face-to-face or the virtual (Online) class option.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.50 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Students can choose either this virtual (Online) class or the face-to-face option.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Environmental Management System (EMS) Plan (2250 words) Written Environment Management System (EMS) Plan, of a selected case study, based on class materials, and further research 

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

4 x 12 minute online quizzes about Environmental Impact Assessment EIA (700-word equivalent). Online quiz of multiple choice or short answer questions on lecture and flipped class material

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report (1500 words) Written assignment 

N/AReportIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4