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ENVI5809: Environmental Simulation Modelling

This unit of study introduces participants to the power of simulation modelling in understanding and predicting behaviour of natural systems. It covers fundamental concepts, logic, and techniques (including sensitivity analysis), and develops skills in application to environmental problems such as catchment management and population dynamics.

Code ENVI5809
Academic unit Geosciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level Mathematics and understanding of basic statistics

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand the conceptual and theoretical basis of simulating environmental systems.
  • LO2. Taking advantage of existing scientific packages and libraries in order to query and analyse complex environmental dataset.
  • LO3. Understand the role of different simulation modelling components and relate these to modelling particular environmental sub-systems.
  • LO4. Understand and carry out exploration and quantification of environmental simulation models.
  • LO5. Reflect on how outcomes of environmental simulation models can inform decision making.