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Environmental Management

10 Units

The course focuses on the theory, philosophy and practice of environmental management within a policy and problem solving framework. Differing approaches to environmental management are examined along with case studies, professional practice and various management tools. Problem solving approaches are taken in respect of environmental management applications and plans. The context of environmental management practice, especially in relation to sustainability and climate change, is also explored.

Faculty Faculty of Science and Information Technology
School School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Availability Trimester 3 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

On successful completion of this course, students will have:

  1. been introduced to environmental management from differing theoretical perspectives;
  2. been provided an applied understanding of the principles and philosophy of environmental management;
  3. had demonstration of how environmental management is used in problem solving;
  4. an understanding of the roles of various actors and organisations in environmental management practice;
  5. learnt how to illustrate the use of environmental management tools as support features for management.
  6. developed an appreciation of the relationship between environmental management, sustainability, climate change and ecosystem health.

The following topics are covered:

  • Introduction to management and problem solving;
  • Environmental management theory and frameworks;
  • Planning concepts and policy frameworks;
  • Values, ethics, responsibilities and professional practice;
  • Differing perspectives on environmental management;
  • Tools for environmental management;
  • Issues and case studies in environmental management;
  • Community involvement.
Replacing Course(s) NA
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge NA
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Problem Based Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
  • Reports - Online discussion (Online mode)
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for ENVS6530

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