Environmental Science and Law

Units of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
Core units of study
All students must complete LAWS6044, LAWS6252, and either RESP5001 or ENVI5502.
LAWS6044
Environmental Law and Policy
6    A LAWS6252 or law degree from a common law jurisdiction
N : LAWS3430, LAWS5130


Environmental Law students must complete LAWS6252 and this core unit prior to enrolling in other law elective units.
Intensive April
Intensive August
LAWS6252
Legal Reasoning & the Common Law System
6    N LAWS6881


International students who are required to enrol in this unit must undertake classes during the first week of their study. Health Law and Public Health students should enrol in LAWS6881 Introduction to Law for Health Professionals in lieu of LAWS6252, if available. This unit is not available to MLawIntDev students who have been granted a reduced volume of learning. Students must attend all classes on the timetabled dates as prescribed for their enrolled session/group. An Absent Fail grade may be granted to students who fail to attend the correct session/group.
Intensive April
Intensive August
Intensive March
Intensive September
RESP5001
Integrated Environmental Practice
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ENVI5502
Environmental Research Project A
6    P Distinction average or above in 24cp of Environmental Science/Environmental Science and Law core units of study
N ENVI5501

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students taking ENVI5502 must take ENVI5503 and ENVI5504
Semester 1
Semester 2
Environmental Science Core units of study
All students must complete at least 18 credit points from this collection.
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
Environmental Law Core units of study
All students must complete at least 18 credit points from this collection.
LAWS6043
Environmental Impact Assessment Law
6      Intensive June
LAWS6045
Environmental Planning Law
6    N : LAWS3430, LAWS5130
Intensive October
LAWS6047
Law of the Sea
6      Intensive May
LAWS6055
Heritage Law
6      Intensive October
LAWS6061
International Environmental Law
6   

Students seeking further study in international environmental law may undertake LAWS6922 Advanced International Environmental Law.
Intensive May
LAWS6065
Pollution and Contaminated Land
6      Intensive May
LAWS6163
Energy and Climate Law
6    N LAWS6863


The unit replaced LAWS6163 International & Australian Climate Law (formerly Energy Law).
Intensive September
LAWS6165
Biodiversity Law

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6      Intensive April
LAWS6191
Water Law and Climate Change
6   

This unit replaced LAWS6191 Water Law
Intensive November
LAWS6314
Coastal and Marine Law

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6      Intensive October
LAWS6320
Climate Disaster Law
6      Intensive September
LAWS6936
Carbon Trading, Derivatives and Taxation

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6      Intensive May
Elective units of study
AFNR5511
Soil Processes, Assessment & Management
6      Semester 1
AFNR5512
Water Management and Variable Climate
6    A UG Maths or Physics or Hydrology.
Semester 2
AFNR5705
Australian Forest Systems
6      Semester 2
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 1
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 2
GEOS5501
Human Rights and the Environment
6      Semester 2
ENVI5502
Environmental Research Project A
6    P Distinction average or above in 24cp of Environmental Science/Environmental Science and Law core units of study
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 above in 24cp of Environmental Science/Environmental Science and Law core units of study
N ENVI5501

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

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students taking ENVI5502 must take ENVI5503 and ENVI5504
Semester 1
Semester 2
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
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive July
MARS5004
Coastal Management Field School
6      Intensive October
MARS5006
Coral Reefs, Science and Management
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MARS5007
Coral Reefs and Climate Change
6      Semester 1a
PHYS5031
Ecological Econ & Sustainable Analysis
6      Semester 1
PHYS5034
Life Cycle Analysis
6   

Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 2
RSEC5432
Environmental Economics

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6      Semester 2
WILD5001
Australasian Wildlife: Introduction
6      Intensive August
WILD5002
Australasian Wildlife: Field Studies
6      Intensive September