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Land Resources and Management (NRMT10007)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Dookie)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeNRMT10007
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Students will develop an understanding of land resources and factors impacting on their management, including principles of sustainable land use, the processes of land degradation (physical, chemical and biological), control of land degradation and practical development of land management plans. A feature of this course is the examination of environmental, economic and social consequences of the use of land for agriculture and other purposes.

Intended learning outcomes

Students will gain an ability to understand, assess and manage issues relating to:

  • Australian geology and soil types, and the impact of climate and weather
  • A systems approach to regional land management affecting soil and water
  • Use and conservation of natural resources
  • The application of science to evaluate and manage ecosystems
  • Implications for national and regional biodiversity
  • Management of conflicting values in relation to natural resource production systems within catchment areas
  • Analysis of physical and socio-economic implications for catchment management
  • Maintaining and improving the productivity of land resource based industries

Generic skills

This subject encompasses particular generic skills so that on completion of the subject students should have developed skills relating to:

  • An ability to utilise a systems approach to analysing natural systems
  • The use of electronic forms of communication
  • The student's flexibility and level of transferable skills should be enhanced through improved time management
  • Working collaboratively with other students
  • Enhanced ability to communicate ideas effectively in both written and verbal formats
  • Accessing information from the library via both electronic and traditional means
  • Problem solving and critical thinking

Last updated: 18 July 2019