Courses & Units

Environmental Management KGA223

Hobart, Launceston

Note:

This interdisciplinary unit is available as an elective and is suitable for students with backgrounds including (but not limited to) Science, Engineering, English, Government, History, Law, Management, Psychology and/or Sociology.

Introduction

Society needs professional environmental managers who have the knowledge and skills to effectively tackle problems of sustainable resource use and biodiversity conservation. Environmental managers also play an important role in helping communities identify and move towards sustainable and just futures. Environmental management is about how we (institutions and individuals) try to protect and enhance environmental values. So we start by examining the variety and meanings of such values. We then explore the various means - the menu of options - for delivering environmental outcomes. These options include instruments such as legislation and market-based approaches; and methods such as community engagement. We also critically examine the effectiveness of such measures, and consider how we might achieve better management outcomes. These topics are exemplified through case studies in natural resource management, wetlands, coastal management, biodiversity conservation, climate change and waste management.

Summary

Unit name Environmental Management
Unit code KGA223
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Land & Food
Discipline Geography and Spatial Science
Coordinator Mr V Prahalad
Teaching staff

Mr V Prahalad (Hobart, Launceston), Dr C. Lin (Shanghai)

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,512.00 059999

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

KGA171 and KGA172 or KNE211

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • KGA323,  KGA514

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Hobart: 2 x 1-hr lectures for 13 weeks, 5 x 2-hr workshops, seminar, self-directed field visit. Launceston: Distance mode lectures, on-campus mode involves 2 x 2-hr workshops and a seminar. Please contact teaching staff for details.

Assessment

2-hr exam (40%), management plan and report (40%), workshop outputs (20%)

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Textbooks

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