Courses & Units

Wilderness Management KGA378

Shanghai Ocean University


This interdisciplinary unit is a requirement for Shanghai Ocean University students undertaking the Bachelor of Information Systems. The unit can only be undertaken in Shanghai.


This unit provides practical skills for planning and managing wilderness and other natural areas, with emphasis on conservation of both natural and cultural values, environmental protection, and impacts of adjoining or associated uses such as nature-based tourism and primary production. Major themes include wilderness, conservation management, changing concepts of national parks and other reserves, cultural and world heritage, ecologically sustainable tourism development and tourism education, provision and impacts of technical services and infrastructure, and the ecological and environmental impacts of human access and industrial activity. The unit takes an international perspective generally but with special emphasis on China and Tasmania.


Unit name Wilderness Management
Unit code KGA378
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Geography and Spatial Sciences

Dr Chia-Chin Lin

Teaching staff

Dr Chia-Chin Lin

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Shanghai Ocean University Shanghai Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Shanghai Semester 2 5/3/2018 13/4/2018 24/4/2018 8/6/2018

* 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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Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
2 2018: $1,148.00 050901

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.



    25 credit points at intermediate level


Mutual Exclusions

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

  • KGA278, KGA279, KGA332


Teaching Pattern

Intensive delivery over 3 weeks.


2-hr exam (40%), 3000 word essay (40%), workshop performance (20%)

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