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. Please check with the Unit Coordinator about your prerequisites.
Society needs professional environmental managers who have the knowledge and skills to effectively tackle problems of sustainable resource use, climate change 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 identify, 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 and outreach. 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 land use planning, food systems, waste management, coastal management, wetlands and biodiversity conservation.
|Unit name||Environmental Management|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
|Coordinator||Doctor Chia-Chin Lin|Doctor Vishnu Prahalad|
|Teaching staff||Associate Professor Vanessa Adams|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania and Third Party ()|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Shanghai Semester 1||12/9/2022||22/10/2022||18/12/2022||18/12/2022|
* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Analyse the context of, and conflicts associated with, environmental management/sustainability issues.
- Assess the roles and responsibilities of governments, the private sector and civil society in relation to environmental management.
- Evaluate regulatory, economic and voluntary instruments, and decision-making frameworks employed in environmental management.
- Formulate and communicate effective management solutions and communication strategies through team-based and individual projects.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
2 x 1-hr lectures for 13 weeks, 5 x 2-hr workshops, 1 x 3-hr seminar.
|Assessment||Examination (40%)|Report (40%)|Team-based workshop outputs (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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