Courses & Units

Environmental Management KGA223

Hobart, Shanghai Ocean University, 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, 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
Unit code KGA223
Credit points 12.5
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 Doctor Vanessa Adams
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Shanghai Ocean University Shanghai Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 Off-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 1 22/9/2021 1/11/2021 24/12/2021 24/12/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse the context of, and conflicts associated with, environmental management/sustainability issues and make a case for the purposes and goals of environmental management.
  • Recognise, assess and explain the roles and responsibilities of governments, the private sector and civil society in relation to environmental management.
  • Review and critique the regulatory, economic and voluntary instruments, and decision-making frameworks employed in environmental management.
  • Develop professional ability to formulate and communicate (through written reports and oral presentations) effective management solutions 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
059999 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,783.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Admission into 73F OR Admission into a Masters course OR (KGA171 - Global Geographies of Change AND KGA172 - Space, Place and Nature) OR (KNE211 - Engineering Design and Project Management)

Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

2 x 1-hr lectures for 13 weeks, 5 x 2-hr workshops in Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. 1 x 3-hr seminar in Week 12.

AssessmentExamination (40%)|Report (40%)|Team-based workshop outputs (20%)
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