Environmental Science

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Environmental Science

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science
Students in the graduate certificate must complete 24 credit points consisting of:
(a) 18 credit points of core units
(b) 6 credit points of elective units
Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science
Students in the graduate diploma must complete 48 credit points consisting of:
(a) 24 credit points of core units
(b) 24 credit points of elective units
Master of Environmental Science
Students in the masters degree must complete 72 credit points consisting of:
(a) 24 credit points of core units
(b) 6 or 18 credit points of research capstone units, according to the following rules, either:
(i) RESP5001 - Integrated Environmental Practice; or
(ii) all of ENVI5502 - Environmental Research Project A, and ENVI5503 - Environmental Research Project B, and ENVI5504 - Environmental Research Project C
(c) up to 42 credit points of units of study selected from the remaining core units of study or elective units of study
Core Units
AFNR5801
Climate Change: Process, History, Issues
6    A A basic understanding of climate change processes and issues.
Semester 2
ENVI5705
Ecological Principles
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level Mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 1
ENVI5707
Energy - Sources, Uses and Alternatives
6      Semester 2
ENVI5708
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
6      Semester 1
ENVI5801
Social Science of Environment
6      Semester 1
ENVI5904
Methods in Applied Ecology
6      Semester 2
Research Capstone
ENVI5502
Environmental Research Project A
6    P Distinction average or better in 24 credit points of Environmental Science/ Environmental Science and Law core units
N ENVI5501

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students taking ENVI5502 must take ENVI5503 and ENVI5504
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENVI5503
Environmental Research Project B
6    P Distinction average or better in 24cp of Environmental Science/ Environmental Science and Law core units
N ENVI5501

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students taking ENVI5503 must take ENVI5502 and ENVI5504
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENVI5504
Environmental Research Project C
6    P Distinction average or better in 24cp of Environmental Science/ Environmental Science and Law core units
N ENVI5501

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students taking ENVI5504 must take ENVI5502 and ENVI5503
Semester 1
Semester 2
RESP5001
Integrated Environmental Practice
6      Semester 1
Elective Units
AFNR5511
Soil Processes, Assessment and Management
6      Semester 1
ENVI5809
Environmental Simulation Modelling
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level Mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 2a
ENVI5903
Sustainable Development

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study involves additional costs.
Intensive July
GEOG5001
Geographic Information Science A
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 1a
GEOG5004
Environmental Mapping and Monitoring
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 2b
GOVT6135
Global Environmental Politics
6      Semester 1
MARS5001
Coastal Processes and Systems
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 1
MARS5007
Coral Reefs and Climate Change
6      Semester 1a
PHYS4801
Industrial Ecology
6      Semester 1
PHYS4802
Quantitative Disaster Analysis
6      Semester 2
PHYS5031
Ecological Econ and Sustainable Analysis
6      Semester 1
PHYS5032
Techniques for Sustainability Analysis
6   

Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PHYS5033
Environmental Footprints and IO Analysis
6   

Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PHYS5034
Life Cycle Analysis
6   

Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 2
SUST5002
Food and Water Security
6   

This unit of study involves essay and blog writing and group work. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Semester 2
SUST5005
Law, Policy and Sustainability
6   

This unit of study involves essay-writing. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Intensive October