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What will I study?

Students undertaking the Natural Systems and Wildlife field are taught to use scientific, social, economic and managerial information in natural systems and wildlife conservation and management. This plan combines fundamental biological studies with multidisciplinary skills in environmental management, decision making, problem solving and policy analysis.

During the third year of the program, students undertake a two-week field trip to western and northern Queensland which enables them to study the ecology and management of arid zones, the wet tropics, terrestrial and marine tropical environments. They also undertake a 14 week integrated industry placement in a related work situation where they complete an approved project on natural systems and wildlife management.

The final year develops the ability to manage complex problems, including human interactions, that threaten the survival of natural systems.

1st to 4th Year Study Planners

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory Courses - all students must complete this course
  • Elective Courses - choose an elective from the list
Year 1
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective Courses
1 BIOL1030 Global Challenges in Biology

ENVM1501 Intro to Environmental Mgt

ENVM1512 Ecological Economics

GEOS1100 Environment & Society
 –
2 MATH1040 Basic Mathematics1

GEOM1000 Geog Inform & Analysis 

GEOG1000 Human Settlements

ENVM1002 Critical Analysis in Environmental Management

1. MATH1040 is Compulsory if you have  not achieved a grade of HA or higher in Maths B (or equivalent) in high school. If you have achieved a grade of HA or higher in high school Maths B or equivalent then you are unable to enrol into MATH1040 and you should enrol in an elective course instead.

Year 2
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective Courses
1

BIOL2015 Ecology Field Studies

LAND2003 The Soil Environment

BIOL2010 Ecology

#2 from Part C electives list.
2 ENVM2000 Environmental Data Analysis

ENVM3530 Environ & Community

ENVM3001 Principles of Wildlife Management
Plus #2 from Part C electives list.
Year 3

Sem

Compulsory Courses Elective Courses
1 ENVM2200 Resource Mgt & Environ Plan

GEOM2001 Geographical Info Sys

ENVM3103 Reg F/works for Envl Mmgt

ENVM2008 Cultural Heritage Management
-
2 ENVM3102 Industry Placement (Environmental Mgt)2

ENVM3105 Field Excursion (Natural Systems & Wildlife)3
-

2. 14 week industry placement course worth #4.   
3. Two-week field excursion during mid-year break (July) worth #4. Additional fee payable.

4th Year Study Planner

FOR  OPTION D:

Year 4
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective Courses
1 ENVM4100 Environmental Management Case Studies4 Please select #6 Part C elective list
2 ENVM4100 Environmental Management Case Studies4 Please select #6 Part C elective list

4. Students are required to enrol in this course in both Semester 1 & 2 for completion. Students commencing in Semester 1 enrol in ENVM4100 for both semesters. 

FOR OPTION E:

Year 4
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective Courses
1 ENVM4200 Environmental Management Thesis5

GEOS6001 Research Philosophy, Design & Imnplementation
Please select #2 Part C elective list
2 ENVM4200 Environmental Management Thesis5 Please select #4 Part C elective list


5.  Students are required to enrol in this course in both Semester 1 & 2 for completion. Students commencing in Semester 1 enrol in ENVM4200 for both semesters.  Students commencing in Semester 2 enrol in ENVM4201 for both semesters.

Careers in Natural Systems & Wildlife

Environmental managers consider the scientific, technical, economic, social and management aspects of the environment to produce strategies to manage environmental resources, and to maintain the usefulness of that environment for inhabitation by humans and other species. By studying this degree you will be equipping yourself with the scientific, technical, financial, social and managerial information necessary to analyse problems and produce innovative environmental management solutions.

Graduates of the Natural Systems and Wildlife field work in the broad field of environmental management with a focus on conservation of natural environments and wildlife. Graduates will find employment as;

  • Environmental and Natural Resource planners
  • Policy makers and managers in: Landcare, Mined Land Rehabilitation, Environmental Tourism 
  • Conservation/Park Managers in local and state government or in the growing private land conservation sector.

 

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