Environmental Management

Course code ENVS6530Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

The course focuses on the theory, philosophy and practice of environmental management using compexity theory to investigate current limitations in environmental management. Differing best practice 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.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 3
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will have:

1. been introduced to environmental management from differing theoretical perspectives especially that of complexity theory;
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. understand the current limitations of environmental management and alternative approaches which address growing environmental complexity.
ContentThe 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
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNA
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Group/tutorial participation and contributionOnline tutorial presentation and paper & discussion questions; and
postings to online discussion
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ENVS6530