ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT

PLA5ESI

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Australia first formalised environmental impact assessment in the 1970s. Now, countries throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, etc. have implemented their own systems to identify, assess and manage the environmental effects of development. Furthermore, integrated impact assessments that also include social, cultural and health matters are becoming more prevalent. Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs) as a framework, students will examine key concepts like: sustainable development, responsible consumption and production, and affordability, to critically analyse the underlying assumptions that direct administrative, market-based and community-governance responses to impact assessment. To ground these concepts in practice, students will investigate how impact assessment is governed, by tracing how environmental, economic and social impacts of proposed developments are considered in decision making processes. Students will gain knowledge and skills that enable them to contribute to, and critique, integrated impact assessment processes and reports in the local and international context.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKiran Shinde

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLectures, discussions, impact Statement Review , impact statement report, essay

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate knowledge of major theories, concepts and debates related to impact assessment
02. Critically comment on the influence of science, politics, economics and culture on the way in which impact assessments are instigated, conducted, assessed and implemented
03. Analyse the aims, methods, applications, and effectiveness of various types of impact assessments and interventions
04. Synthesise problems, concepts and theories of impact assessment, and apply these to a practical case study.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Week 36-49, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKiran Shinde

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 36 - 49
Five 7.00 h block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 49 and delivered via blended.
Students can attend Bendigo or Bundoora campus. Depending on numbers there may be some video-conferencing. Some travel may be required for local field trips. Days will be consecutive e.g.: 2 days, break 3 days.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Impact Statement Critical Review (1,500 words) Students are required to write a critical review that assesses the environmental impact of a development project.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Policy Impact Statement (3,000 words) Students are required to write a statement that assesses the environmental impact of a development policy.

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Essay (1,500 words) The student is a required to research and write an essay on a key topic of Environmental Management and Development

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Week 36-49, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKiran Shinde

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 36 - 49
Five 7.00 h block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 49 and delivered via blended.
Students can attend Bendigo or Bundoora campus. Depending on numbers there may be some video-conferencing. Some travel may be required for local field trips. Days will be consecutive e.g.: 2 days, break 3 days.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Impact Statement Critical Review (1,500 words) Students are required to write a critical review that assesses the environmental impact of a development project.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Policy Impact Statement (3,000 words) Students are required to write a statement that assesses the environmental impact of a development policy.

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Essay (1,500 words) The student is a required to research and write an essay on a key topic of Environmental Management and Development

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 36-49, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKiran Shinde

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 36 - 49
Five 7.00 h block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 49 and delivered via blended.
Students can attend Bendigo or Bundoora campus. Depending on numbers there may be some video-conferencing. Some travel may be required for local field trips. Days will be consecutive e.g.: 2 days, break 3 days.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Impact Statement Critical Review (1,500 words) Students are required to write a critical review that assesses the environmental impact of a development project.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Policy Impact Statement (3,000 words) Students are required to write a statement that assesses the environmental impact of a development policy.

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Essay (1,500 words) The student is a required to research and write an essay on a key topic of Environmental Management and Development

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Week 36-49, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKiran Shinde

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 36 - 49
Five 7.00 h block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 49 and delivered via blended.
Students can attend Bendigo or Bundoora campus. Depending on numbers there may be some video-conferencing. Some travel may be required for local field trips. Days will be consecutive e.g.: 2 days, break 3 days.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Impact Statement Critical Review (1,500 words) Students are required to write a critical review that assesses the environmental impact of a development project.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Policy Impact Statement (3,000 words) Students are required to write a statement that assesses the environmental impact of a development policy.

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Essay (1,500 words) The student is a required to research and write an essay on a key topic of Environmental Management and Development

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Week 36-49, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKiran Shinde

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 36 - 49
Five 7.00 h block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 49 and delivered via blended.
Students can attend Bendigo or Bundoora campus. Depending on numbers there may be some video-conferencing. Some travel may be required for local field trips. Days will be consecutive e.g.: 2 days, break 3 days.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Impact Statement Critical Review (1,500 words) Students are required to write a critical review that assesses the environmental impact of a development project.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Policy Impact Statement (3,000 words) Students are required to write a statement that assesses the environmental impact of a development policy.

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Essay (1,500 words) The student is a required to research and write an essay on a key topic of Environmental Management and Development

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4