Major Overview

Description

Note: this major is only available to re-enrolling students.

Growing populations in less developed countries and rising incomes in more developed countries are placing increasing demands on the Earth's resources. Consequently, there are many unresolved conflicts over the use of natural resources and the conservation of the environment. As a Natural Resource Management student you will learn how to apply scientific, economic and social knowledge to help society resolve these conflicts. If you have a strong interest in science, a commitment to conserving natural resources in a sustainable manner, and want to play a role in the future of our environment you will be well-suited to study this major. The standard program of study for Natural Resource Management students includes an international fieldwork experience. Students may seek financial support for the international fieldwork experience. in line with University policy. Students not able to complete international field work will be offered a comparable experience on campus.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) apply economic principles to environmental management decisions; (2) understand the policy instruments available for managing environmental problems at the individual, firm and global scale; (3) understand and use environmental valuation techniques; (4) frame natural resource management problems as quantitative problems; (5) understand the role of each tier of government in environmental policy and planning; (6) apply project and risk management concepts and techniques in practical situations; (7) demonstrate a broad understanding of the main drivers of environmental degradation from a scientific,

social, cultural, and economic perspective across local, regional, and global scales; (8) assess the impact of social, economic, and cultural differences when designing strategies for long term

management of environmental pollution across local, regional and global scales; and (9) apply the knowledge and skills required for employment related to natural resource management.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so if this suits your aspirations. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degree-specific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Prerequisites

ATAR Mathematics Methods or equivalent or higher.

Courses

Natural Resource Management can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

No study plans found for this major. See study plans for more information.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
NS
non-standard teaching period

Level 1

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (24 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 ECON1120 Environmental Economics 1 None
S1 ENVT1104 Environmental Science and Technology None
S1, S2 SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
ATAR Subject(s) Mathematics Applications or equivalent
or Mathematics Methods or equivalent
or Unit(s) MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
Co-requisites
Enrolment in
Unit(s) MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
Or SCIE1500 Analytical Methods for Scientists
Successful completion of
Unit(s) MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
Or SCIE1500 Analytical Methods for Scientists
Incompatibility
Successful completion of
Unit(s) STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
S1 SCOM1101 Communicating Science
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
ATAR Subject(s) ATAR Mathematics Applications
or ATAR Subject(s) WACE Mathematics 2C/2D or equivalent
Co-requisites
Enrolment in
Or Successful completion of
Unit(s) MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals

Level 2

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (12 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ECON2224 Environmental Economics 2
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one level 1 Unit(s) ECON1xxx
S2 SCIE2267 Quantitative Methods in Environmental Management
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
or Unit(s) STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
or Unit(s) STAT1400 Statistics for Science
or prior approval
Degree-specific major units

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 ENVT2221 Global Climate Change and Biodiversity
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology (ID 1254)
or Unit(s) BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology (ID 1244)
or Unit(s) EART1105 Dynamic Planet (ID 1247)
or Unit(s) ENVT1104 Environmental Science and Technology (ID 5950)
S1, S2 GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Prerequisites
36 points of prior study
NS GEOG2202 Reading Landscapes: People and Processes
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
GEOG1106 Climate Change: Environment and Society
or GEOG1104 Disasters!
or GEOG1107 Human Inequality in the Anthropocene
or GEOG1103 Urbanisation and Sustainability
or prior approval

Level 3

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (24 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ECON3323 Business and the Environment
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ECON2224 Environmental Economics 2
or Unit(s) ECON2105 Rise of the Global Economy
or Unit(s) ECON2233 Microeconomics: Policy and Applications
or Unit(s) ECON2234 Macroeconomics: Policy and Applications
or Unit(s) ECON2245 Business Economics
or Unit(s) PLNG2203 Environmental Policy and Planning
S1 ENVT3361 Environmental Assessment
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT2236 Soil Science
or Unit(s) ENVT2251 Hydrology and Water Resource Management
or Unit(s) ENVT2221 Global Climate Change and Biodiversity
or Unit(s) ENVT2250 Ecology
S2 ENVT3362 Environmental Dynamics
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT2250 Ecology
or Unit(s) ENVT2220 The Climate System
or Unit(s) ENVT2251 Hydrology and Water Resource Management
or Unit(s) SCIE2204 Marine Systems
or Unit(s) EART2204 Coastal Processes
or Unit(s) SCIE2267 Quantitative Methods in Environmental Management
S2 GEOG3303 Environmental Policy and Planning
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
MJD-CONBI Conservation Biology
or MJD-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or MJD-GGRPY Geographical Sciences
or MJD-HGYPL Human Geography and Planning
or MJD-WLCDM Wildlife Conservation
or MJD-ENVDM Environmental Science and Management
or MJD-ENVMT Environmental Management
or MJD-ENGEO Environmental Geography and Planning
or MNR-SAPEP Science and Policy: Environmental Planning
or MNR-SPCEU Science and Policy: Climate Change, Environmental Planning and Urban Environments
or MNR-ENVST Understanding the Environment
and Successful completion of
72 points in your chosen degree
Incompatibility
Unit(s) PLNG2203 Environmental Policy and Planning