Land Resources

Subject NRMT10002 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2012.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty-six hours lectures, 36 hours practicals
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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:


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

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This subject will focus on the nature of land resources and the processes of landscape evolution. Topics will include introductions to Australian geology, soils, climate and weather, ecosystems, water resources, catchment management and human impacts on the environment. It will demonstrate how science can be applied to evaluating and managing ecosystems, and to maintaining and improving the productivity of land resource-based industries.

On completion of this subject, students should be able to apply the principles developed in relation to major land systems in Australia and globally. They should also understand the application of various important practices in the management of land resources at different scales, and the adverse impacts of mismanagement of such systems.

Objectives: Information Not Available

Three-hour examination (50%), one major assignment (small groups with individual responsibilities for members) of 3000 words (25%) and minor assignments equivalent in total to 3000 words (25%) based upon field, laboratory and problem-based learning exercises.

Prescribed Texts: Information Not Available
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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