Courses & Units

Environmental Management KGA223

Hobart, Launceston


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 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.


Unit name Environmental Management
Unit code KGA223
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Geography and Spatial Sciences

Dr V Prahalad

Teaching staff

Dr V Adams (Hobart, Launceston), Dr C. Lin (Shanghai)

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


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


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,783.00 059999

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KGA171 and KGA172 or KNE211

Mutual Exclusions

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

  • KGA323,  KGA514


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.


2-hr exam (40%), management report in two parts (40%), workshop portfolio and presentation (20%)

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