Bachelor of Natural Resource Management with Honours

Course 880AA (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Year and Campus: 2012
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Undergraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 100 credit points taken over 12 months


Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)


Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Course Overview:

This course has been discontinued and no longer accepting new admissions.


Students who have completed this course should have acquired:

  • an understanding of natural resources, and how land, flora, fauna and water systems function;
  • an understanding of social systems and human behaviour as these relate to the use and conservation of natural resources and ecosystems;
  • an understanding of the concept of sustainable development and the interrelationship between the environment and social and economic constructs;
  • an understanding of technical and social strategies and tools for assessing and improving management of natural resources and ecosystems.

Course Structure & Available Subjects:


Subject Options:


The honours course is comprised of coursework and a research project. The coursework subjects consist of core subjects, and electives to be selected essentially from 400-level subjects offered by the Melbourne School of Land and Environment and other faculties of the University. They will enable students to gain sufficient familiarity with the fields relevant to their research project. Up to two subjects not appearing on the recommended list can be taken for credit, subject to course coordinator approval. Students may select two 300-level subjects for credit, subject to course coordinator approval. Applicants to the program will need to demonstrate the completion of appropriate prerequisite subjects in their undergraduate courses when selecting coursework subjects. Students will also be expected to participate in research discussion groups or 'journal clubs' and to attend the School's research seminar series.


Students will select a project from a list formulated by supervisors through the Honours Research Project subject coordinator. Some of these projects may be offered in collaboration with industry, and collaborating institutions. Project proposals detailing the experimental plan and a literature review will be presented before the Honours Panel for discussion and approval prior to commencing experimental work. Students will be required to present seminars on both their project proposal and the outcomes of their research.

AGRI40001 (year long) may be replaced by AGRI40002 in Semester 1 or Semester 2; or AGRI40003 for mid-year entry.

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MAST40001 Research Philosophies and Statistics or NRMT40005 Social Research Methods.

Plus an additional elective subject.

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One elective from Semester 1 or Semester 2.

Electives can be chosen from the following list or from approved subjects from other courses.

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Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None

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