Environmental Science

Units of study table

Not all units of study may be available every semester. The faculty may allow substitution of any unit of study by an approved unit of study, including units of study from other postgraduate coursework programs in the faculty or elsewhere in the University.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
Core Units
Students in the graduate certificate must complete at least 6 credit points of the following core units.
Students in the graduate diploma must complete at least 18 credit points of the following core units.
Students in the master's degree must complete at least 18 credit points of the following core units.
AFNR5801
Climate Change: Process, History, Issues
6    A A basic understanding of climate change processes and issues.
Semester 2
ENVI5705
Ecological Principles
6      Semester 1
ENVI5707
Energy - Sources, Uses and Alternatives
6    A A basic understanding of HSC-level General Mathematics or equivalent.
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
Additional Core Unit: Master's (Coursework Pathway)
Students in the master's degree (coursework pathway) must complete RESP5001.
RESP5001
Integrated Environmental Practice
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Additional Core Unit: Master's (Research Pathway)
Students in the master's degree (research pathway) must complete ENVI5501.
ENVI5501
Environmental Research Project
12    P 24 credit points of study with a distinction average or better
Semester 1
Semester 2
Elective Units
AFNR5511
Soil Processes, Assessment & Management
6      Semester 1
AFNR5512
Water Management and Variable Climate
6    A UG Maths or Physics or Hydrology
Semester 2
CIVL5665
Advanced Water Resources Management
6    A CIVL3612.
Semester 2
ENVI5809
Environmental Simulation Modelling
6      Semester 2a
ENVI5903
Sustainable Development
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Int July
GEOG5001
Geographic Information Science A
6      Semester 1
GEOG5004
Environmental Mapping and Monitoring
6      Semester 2
GEOS5501
Human Rights and the Environment
6      Semester 2
MARS5001
Coastal Processes and Systems
6      Semester 1
MARS5006
Coral Reefs, Science and Management
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MARS5007
Coral Reefs and Climate Change
6      Semester 1a
PHYS5031
Ecological Econ & Sustainable Analysis
6    A A three year Bachelor's (pass) degree with some quantitative work, such as economics, science or engineering.
Semester 1
PHYS5034
Life Cycle Analysis
6    A A Bachelor's degree with some quantitative work, such as economics, science or engineering. Basic knowledge in mathematics is desirable.


Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 2
RSEC5432
Environmental Economics
6      Semester 2
WILD5001
Australasian Wildlife: Introduction
6      Int August
WILD5002
Australasian Wildlife: Field Studies
6      Int Sept