Courses & Units

Environmental Management KGA223


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 Associate Professor Vanessa Adams
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania and Third Party(ies): Shanghai Ocean University AEIN Institute
Level Intermediate


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


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
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).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
059999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,783.00

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Teaching Pattern

2 x 1-hr lectures for 13 weeks, 5 x 2-hr workshops, 1 x 3-hr seminar. 

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