Environmental Economics minor

This minor addresses humanity's greatest challenge—how to balance the need for economic wellbeing with the pressing need to protect the environment. Environmental economics is about analysing this challenge and finding solutions to problems like climate change, air pollution and biodiversity loss.

The Minor will enhance work-readiness of STEM and non-STEM students as emerging professionals by broadening discipline specific knowledge and skills in contexts they might otherwise not encounter. Furthermore, the structure of this multidisciplinary Minor will prepare students to be adaptable and socially engaged citizens

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) Employ the framework of microeconomics to analyse environmental problems.; (2) Appreciate the scientific basis of environmental problems.; and (3) Communicate the results of environmental economic research to fellow economists as well as a range of potential stakeholders including
policymakers in government, scientists and the public at large..

Unit sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1, S2 ECON1120 Environmental Economics 1
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 ENVT1104 Environmental Science and Technology
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 ECON2224 Environmental Economics 2
Prerequisites:
any Level 1 ECON unit
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 ECON3323 Business and the Environment
Prerequisites:
ECON2224 Environmental Economics 2
or
ECON2105 Rise of the Global Economy
or
ECON2233 Microeconomics: Policy and Applications
or
ECON2234 Macroeconomics: Policy and Applications
or
ECON2245 Business Economics
or
PLNG2203 Environmental Policy and Planning
or
PLNG2201 Geographies of Economic Development
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
NIL