Study Planner Information

What will I study?

Your study will go beyond a sound understanding of the natural sciences to include social, cultural, economic, legal and management aspects of environmental management. Real, high-level professional skills are a focus of the program and there are a number of opportunities for you to apply what you learn through practical experience. Extended field trips and a 16 week industrial placement provides students with an opportunity to gain real experience in the workplace and complete a significant piece of work in their chosen area of specialisation. In your final year you will develop your ability to manage complex problems that threaten the survival of natural systems. 

Sustainable Development is a continuing focal area for environmental management and is projected to continue to grow in national and international importance. The underlying philosophy is to reduce the effects of industry and other activities on the environment and implement ways to reduce or eliminate existing and potential environmental concerns. This means designing and incorporating environmental solutions into better cities, industries, farms, mines and tourism etc. at the individual enterprise level through to state and national programs and policies. The field requires people able to create innovative and cost-effective projects to achieve sustainable development and to assist firms and governments to set and meet necessary environmental standards.

 

Year 1 to 4 Study Planners

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory Courses– all students must complete this course
  • Elective Course- choose an elective from the list
Year 1
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective Courses
1 BIOL1030 Biodiversity & Our Environment

ENVM1501 Intro to Environmental Mgt

GEOS1100 Environment & Society

PLAN1001 Introduction to Planning
2

GEOM1000 Geog Inform & Analysis 

GEOG1000 Human Settlements

ENVM1002 Critical Analysis in Environmental Management

MATH1040 Basic Mathematics1

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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. 
2nd Year Study Planner

Year 2
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective Courses
1

ENVM1512 Ecological Economics

ENVM2100 Sustainable Devt 1

GEOG2205 Global Population Issues

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

ENVM2101 Sustainable Consumption & Prod

ENVM3525 Sustainable Business Practice

 
Please select #2 from the Part C electives list.

 

Year 3
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective Courses
1 LPWM2008 Cultural Heritage Mgt

GEOM2001 Geographical Info Sys

ENVM3203 Tools for Environ Asst & Analysis

ENVM3103 Reg F/works for Envl Mgt &
Choose courses from this major's electives list.
2 ENVM3102 Industrial Placement (Environmental Mgt)2

ENVM3106 Field Excursion (Sustainable Devt)3
Choose courses from this major's electives list.

 

2. 14 week industry placement course worth #4.

3. Field excursion during July (mid-year) break. Additional fee payable.


FOR  PART D (COURSEWORK):

Year 4
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective Courses
1 ENVM4100/4110Environmental Management Research Report4 #6 Part C elective list (Level 2 or higher)6
2 ENVM4100/4110Environmental Management Research Report4 #6 Part C elective list (Level 2 or higher)6

4. Students enrol into either ENVM4100 or ENVM4110 depending on which semester they commence Year 4. Both are #4 year long courses that are completed over 2 semesters.  Students are to enrol in the same course code in two consecutive semesters.


FOR PART D (RESEARCH):

Year 4
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective Courses
1 ENVM4200/4201 Environmental Management Thesis5

GEOS6001 Research Philosophy, Design & Imnplementation
#2 Part C elective list (Level 2 or higher)6
2 ENVM4200/4201 Environmental Management Thesis5 #4 Part C elective list (Level 2 or higher)6

5. Students enrol into either ENVM4200 or ENVM4201 depending on which semester they commence Year 4. Both are #8 year long courses that are completed over 2 semesters.  Students are to enrol in the same course code in two consecutive semesters.
6. Year 4 Elective Courses - Students must complete at least #12 Level 2 or higher courses from the Part C elective if taking the Coursework option in 4th year or #6 if taking the Research option.

Careers in Sustainable Development

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 Sustainable Development field are required by business, government and commercial consultancies to conduct environmental monitoring, impact assessments, to develop appropriate strategies to reduce the effects of industry and other activities on the environment and to implement ways to reduce or eliminate existing and potential environmental concerns. Graduates in Sustainable Development are involved in designing and incorporating environmental solutions into better cities, industries, farms, mines and tourism from the individual enterprise level to state and national programs and policies.