UWA Handbook 2017

Honours course

Honours in Natural Resource Management

An Honours in Natural Resource Management provides you with advanced training and the skills needed to manage natural resource systems and help conserve the environment. Numerous career paths are open to graduates, with key employers including Commonwealth and State departments and agencies with responsibilities in the area of environment, conservation, climate change policy, agriculture and food, primary industries etc., as well as private sector firms working in the resource sector and primary industries, and non-governmental organisations such as Landcare.

Outcomes: Students are able to (1) apply economic principles to solve complex environmental management problems; (2) understand the strengths and weaknesses of the different policy instruments available to manage environmental problems at the individual, firm, and global scale; (3) frame and solve complex natural resource management problems as quantitative problems; (4) understand and apply environmental valuation techniques; and (5) apply project and risk management concepts and techniques to support decision making in an environmental and natural resource management context.

Entry requirements: the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Natural Resource Management major in the Bachelor of Science or the Economics single or double major in the Bachelor of Commerce.

Intake periods: Beginning of year and mid-year

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period
Take all units (36 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name Unit rules
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource EconomicsPrerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (62550) or the Master of Commerce (Advanced) (41650) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Professional Accounting (46210) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
Incompatibility: ECON3311 Environmental and Resource Economics
S2ECON5510Consumer Behaviour and Demand AnalysisPrerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Science (70630) or honours in the Faculty of Science or honours in the Business School
S1, S2SCIE4501Science Research Dissertation Part 1None
S1, S2SCIE4502Science Research Dissertation Part 2None
S1, S2SCIE4503Science Research Dissertation Part 3None
S1, S2SCIE4504Science Research Dissertation Part 4None
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name Unit rules
S2ECON5511Climate, Energy and Water EconomicsPrerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Science (70630) or honours in the Faculty of Science or honours in the Business School; ECON1120 Environmental Economics 1 or ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets or ECON1102 Macroeconomics: Money and Finance or ECON2224 Environment Economics 2 or ECON4410 Environmental and Resource Economics (most recommended) or equivalent. Students who do not meet the prerequisites can contact the unit coordinator to discuss a possible exception.
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Natural Resource ManagementPrerequisites: enrolment in Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of International Development (71550) or Master of Economics (42620) or honours in the Faculty of Science
Incompatibility: ECON3320 Analysis for Natural Resource Economics
NSENVT4404Environmental Planning and ManagementPrerequisites: enrolment in Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of International Development (71550) or Master of Economics (42620) or Master of Ecotourism (coursework) (73510) or Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
Incompatibility: EART3304 Environmental Planning, Management and Sustainability; EART8304 Environmental Planning, Management and Sustainability
NSENVT4406Catchment and River ProcessesPrerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
NS, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems ApplicationsNone
NSENVT5502Marine and Coastal Planning and ManagementPrerequisites: SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences or completion of 12 points at Level 4 or equivalent, or approval of unit coordinator
Incompatibility: EART3331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management; EART8331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management
NSENVT5511Advanced Geographic Information Systems for Environmental ManagementPrerequisites: ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications and ENVT5508 Advanced Spatial Analytics
S1, S2SCIE4402Data Management and Analysis in the Natural SciencesPrerequisites: enrolment in a postgraduate course or honours; STAT1400 Statistics for Science or STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics or STAT2210 Biometrics 1 or SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis or SCIE4401 Data Use in the Natural Sciences
S2SCIE5500Modelling Natural SystemsPrerequisites: enrolment in Master of Professional Engineering (62550) or Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or Master of Biological Science (72520) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Geoscience (72550), Master of Hydrogeology (72540), Master of Science (70630) or Master of Biotechnology or honours in the Faculty of Science