Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
7 hours per week plus 36 hours of contact time over the semester
|Prerequisites:||Admission to a postgraduate coursework program or fourth year or honours in environmental studies, environmental science, resource management, geography, environmental engineering, planning, development studies or by permission of the subject coordinator.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||N/A|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||N/A|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
CoordinatorProf Barbara Downes
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject prepares students for environmental management roles by providing them with the principles of how human impacts on the environment might be detected and managed. The principles will be placed within the legal and social contexts of environmental impact assessment. At the completion of the subject, students should understand three aspects: prediction of the kind of changes that might occur with human activities; the design and implementation of proper monitoring programs that can detect changes; and assessment of those changes. Additionally, a strong emphasis is placed on the practical implementation of principles using a field based approach.
4th year students - Essay 1500 words (30%) due mid-semester, in-class quiz at end of semester (15%), oral presentation (5%) at end of semester, and a written report 2500 words due after the end of semester (50%). Masters - Essay 1500 words (30%) due mid-semester, in-class quiz at end of semester (15%), oral presentation (5%) at end of semester, and a written report 3500 words due after the end of semester (50%).
|Prescribed Texts:||Downes, B.J. et al. (2002) Monitoring Ecological Impacts: Concepts and Practice in Flowing Waters. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.|
|Recommended Texts:|| |
Information Not Available
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Notes:||4th year and postgraduate|
Master of Design (Urban Design) |
Master of Development Studies (Gender & Development)
Master of Development Studies(CWT)
Master of Forest Ecosystem Science
Master of Science (Geography)
Master of Urban Design
Master of Urban Planning
Climate Change |
Conservation, Restoration and Landscape Management
Energy Efficiency Modelling and Implementation
Integrated Water Catchment Management
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