Study Planner Information

What will I study?

This major teaches you to use scientific, social, economic and managerial information in natural systems and wildlife conservation and management. This major combines fundamental biological studies with multidisciplinary skills in environmental management, decision making, problem solving and policy analysis. The final year develops your ability to manage complex problems that threaten the health of natural systems.

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

ENVM1512 Ecological Economics

GEOS1100 Environment & Society
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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

ENVM2503 Environ & Community

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

 

Year 3
Sem Compulsory Courses Elective Courses
Sem 1 ENVM2200 Resource Mgt & Environ Plan

GEOM2001 Geographical Info Sys

ENVM3103 Reg F/works for Envl Mmgt

LPWM2008 Cultural Heritage Mgt
Choose courses from thismajor's electives list.
Sem 2 ENVM3102 Industrial Placement (Environmental Mgt)2

ENVM3105 Field Excursion (Natural Systems & Wildlife)3
Choose courses from thismajor's electives list.

 

2. 14 week industry placement course worth #4.   
3. #4 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 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, or as conservation or park managers in local and state government or in the growing private land conservation sector.