Techniques for Sustainability Analysis (PHYS5032)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study offers a practical introduction to quantitative analysis techniques including multiple regression, uncertainty analysis, integration, structural decomposition, and dynamic systems modelling, with a strong emphasis on demonstrating their usefulness for environmental problem-solving. This unit will show students how mathematics can be brought to life when utilised in powerful applications to deal with environmental and sustainability issues. Throughout the unit of study, example applications will be explained, including climate modelling, ecosystem trophic chain analysis, linking household consumption and environmental impact, identifying socio-demographic drivers of environmental change, and the uncovering the effect of land use patterns on threats to species.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science
- Graduate Certificate in Marine Science and Management
- Graduate Certificate in Sustainability
- Graduate Diploma in Commerce
- Graduate Diploma in Complex Systems
- Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science
- Graduate Diploma in Marine Science and Management
- Graduate Diploma in Sustainability
- Master of Commerce
- Master of Complex Systems
- Master of Environmental Science
- Master of Marine Science and Management
- Master of Sustainability
Further unit of study information
2.5-hour lecture including tutorial per week
Two assignments based on weekly homework sheets (100%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Minimum class size of 5 students.
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.