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 nameUnit rules
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering Environmental Specialisation (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)
or
the Master of Ocean Leadership (62540)
Incompatibility:
ECON3311 Environmental and Resource Economics
S2ECON5510Consumer Behaviour and Demand Analysis
Prerequisites:
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 1
S1, S2SCIE4502Science Research Dissertation Part 2
S1, S2SCIE4503Science Research Dissertation Part 3
S1, S2SCIE4504Science Research Dissertation Part 4
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S2ECON5511Climate, Energy and Water Economics
Prerequisites:
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 Management
Prerequisites:
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 Management
Prerequisites:
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 Processes
Prerequisites:
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 Applications
NSENVT5502Marine and Coastal Planning and Management
Prerequisites:
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
S2ENVT5511Advanced Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Management
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
and
ENVT5508 Advanced Spatial Analytics
S1, S2SCIE4402Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
Prerequisites:
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 Systems
Prerequisites:
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