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Environmental Management Major

Code MAAAEW

Designed for students who want to develop a specialisation in the area of environmental management, including sustainable management of natural areas and urban landscapes.

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Unit set overview

Code

MAAAEW

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

Details

Structure

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI1185Ecology15
SCI1193Introduction to Environmental Science15
SCC1123Chemistry for the Life Sciences15
SCI3206Environmental Investigation and Monitoring15
SCM3203Environmental Impact Assessment15
Plus 3 units from:
SCI2108 ^Environmental Management and Sustainability15
SCI2115 ^Ecological Restoration15
SCI2371 ^Sustainable Water15
SCI3453 ^Sustainable Natural Resource Management15
SCI3307 ^Waste Management15
SCM2104 ^Geographical Information Systems15
SCM2201 ^Soil and Land Processes15

^ Core Option

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Notes

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical environmental management situations.
  2. Think critically to analyse and interpret complex environmental management problems and devise strategies for their solutions.
  3. Think creatively to anticipate environmental challenges and design approaches for their solution.
  4. Apply environmental, digital and managerial literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  5. Communicate disciplinary knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
  6. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for environmental, cultural and economic diversity.
  7. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  8. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.

Career Opportunities

Possible future job titles

Environmental Officer, Environmental Consultant, Landcare Officer, , Environmental Education Provider, Coastcare Officer, Landcare Ranger, Coastcare Ranger, Marine and National Park Ranger, Research Assistant, Ecotourism Officer, Eco-recreation Officer,

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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  • Environmental Science and Marine and Biology student Holly Winkle talks about having the flexibility to study across disciplines.

  • Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management) student Melissa talks abouther experiences completing a Work Integrated Learning placement in a government agency, giving her an opportunity to travel and to clarify her career goals.

Student stories

  • Vanessa Stylianou

    Vanessa Stylianou

    Environmental Management graduate

    "The lecturers are of the highest standard and are always approachable and personable"

    I’ve always been really interested in the natural environment and concerned with the multitude of stresses which threaten its condition.

    ECU’s course offered the perfect avenue to enable me to understand the way catchments and ecosystems function and how we can successfully manage our environment and natural resources.

    The great thing about ECU is the combination of both theoretical and practical course components which I believe will make me highly employable.

  • Melissa Rankin

    Environmental Management graduate

    "The benefits of doing a work placement while studying"

    Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management) student Melissa talks abouther experiences completing a Work Integrated Learning placement in a government agency, giving her an opportunity to travel and to clarify her career goals.

  • Holly Winkle

    Marine and Freshwater Biology student

    "Field experience and flexibility"

    Environmental Science and Marine and Biology student Holly Winkle talks about having the flexibility to study across disciplines.