Sustainable Environments Major
Allows students to develop knowledge in biology and environmental administration, and undertake a relevant project in natural sciences to enrich understandings of ecologically sustainable processes on land and in water.
Students will be able to apply these understandings to nature conservation, impact assessment and natural resource management.
Availability & Campus
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|SCM2201||Soil and Land Processes||15|
|SCI2108||Environmental Management and Sustainability||15|
|SCI1187||Form and Function in Biology||15|
|SCI3453||Sustainable Natural Resource Management||15|
|Plus 2 units from:|
|SCM3201 ^||Conservation Biology||15|
|SCM3203 ^||Environmental Impact Assessment||15|
|SCM2110 ^||Marine and Freshwater Processes||15|
^ Core Option
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Students are required to complete a professional development unit in their third year of study. Students will undertake a natural sciences project relevant to sustainability in the work place, in the environmental science or management field.
- Address sustainability research questions by identifying, synthesising and applying appropriate knowledge and methods from diverse sources.
- Analyse values, knowledge, ethical positions and interests of different people and groups of people, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, within the context of environmental sustainability practice.
- Apply disciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches and frameworks to identify and resolve environmental sustainability challenges.
- Communicate with diverse groups in various sustainability contexts using a range of written, oral, visual and digital means.
- Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of interdependencies between natural environments and sustainability; sustainability challenges and their drivers; and holistic systems thinking and complexity.
- Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice in the context of environmental sustainability.
- Think critically and creatively in designing and evaluating sustainable alternatives and envisioning sustainable futures.
- Work independently and collaboratively to participate in decision-making consistent with principles of sustainability.
Sustainability and environment officers work for government, industry and the non-government sector, in areas such as environmental protection, conservation, natural heritage, land and water management, mining and industry.
Possible future job titles
Sustainability Officer, Sustainability Practitioner, Consultant, Environmental Officer, Policy Advisor, Planning Officer, Research Officer