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
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Environmental 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
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
or
ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
S1, S2SCIE5571Dissertation Part 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Honours)(BH004) in Agricultural Science, Environmental Science
or
Natural Resource Management ; completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)(BH005); enrolment in Master of Environmental Science (72530) with a mark of at least 70% in ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science and a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of units completed within the course;
or
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) and a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of units completed within the course.
Incompatibility:
AGRI5560 Agricultural Economics Literature Review and Research Proposal, AGRI5509 Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Project Development, AGRI5551 Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 1, AGRI4511 Agriculture Honours Research Project Development , AGRI5541 Agriculture Honours Research Dissertation Part 1, ENVT5011 Research Project in Environmental Science Part 1, SCIE4501 Science Research Dissertation Part 1
S1, S2SCIE5572Dissertation Part 2
Co-requisites:
SCIE5571 Dissertation Part 1
S2SCIE5573Dissertation Part 3
Co-requisites:
SCIE5572 Dissertation Part 2
S2SCIE5574Dissertation Part 4
Co-requisites:
SCIE5573 Dissertation Part 3
Take 2 units (12 points) from this group:
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering Environmental Specialisation (62550)
or
the Master of Economics (42620)
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)
or
the Master of Public Policy (coursework
or
coursework and dissertation) (42580)
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
Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
Master of Petroleum Geoscience (73540)
or
Master of Ocean Leadership (62540)
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
equivalent. Students who do not meet the prerequisites can contact the unit coordinator to discuss a possible exception.
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
the Master of Biological Science (72520)
or
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
S1, S2ENVT4421Fundamentals of Environmental Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Environmental Science (72530) and completion of 24 points
or
24 points of credit
Co-requisites:
ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
Incompatibility:
ENVT4404 Environmental Planning and Management
S2ENVT5502Marine 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
higher,
or
approval of unit coordinator
Incompatibility:
EART3331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management; EART8331 Marine and Coastal Planning and Management