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  • Building Behaviour in BushfiresEVSC90023

    Offered:MayYear:2019

    This subject covers the fundamentals of how domestic buildings respond to bushfire in a planned environment context. Working from the science fundamentals through to the policy and legislation frameworks that tackle bushfire risk mitigation through to building design. With successful completion o...

  • Research Project in Ecosystem Sci Part 3EVSC90029

    Offered:January, JulyYear:2019

    This subject is part of a sequence of four (A to D) taken in successive semesters that together constitute the 125-point research project offered through the MSc Ecosystem Science. This project provides students with the opportunity to design and conduct independent research in one or more discip...

  • Environmental ModellingEVSC90020

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Modelling is a fundamental component of Environmental Science, being used for prediction, monitoring, auditing, evaluation, and assessment. This subject introduces students to a wide range of models used by environmental scientists including models of climate change, population dynamics, pollutio...

  • Ecology of Urban LandscapesEVSC30006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Australia is one of the most urbanised countries in an increasingly urbanised world. This subject will introduce students to urban ecology and landscape ecology concepts and illustrate how they can be applied to plan and design more ecologically sustainable human landscapes. Topics include the co...

  • Industry Project in EnvironmentalScienceEVSC90031

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    This subject will provide practical insights into the role of science and scientific thinking within a genuine workplace context. Students will be assigned to syndicate groups and, using a variety of techniques, they will work as a team to solve an industry-relevant problem that has been identifi...

  • Environmental Science Research ProjectEVSC90032

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    In this subject, students undertake a substantial research project in the area of Environmental Science. The research will be conducted under the supervision of a member of academic staff. A list of research expertise and interests in the Environmental Sciences is outlined on the Faculty of Scien...

  • Modelling the Real WorldEVSC20007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The ability to model natural and human phenomena is key to understanding physical, biological and human environments. Models can be conceptual, logical, mathematical and software based; this subject explores how models of varying complexity can be used for modelling systems in the real world depe...

  • Modelling Species Distributions & NichesEVSC90026

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject focuses on statistical models of the distribution of species and ecophysiological models of species niches. These two areas of environmental modelling have grown substantially in the last decade or two, and have become core parts of ecology. They are closely related, but they differ ...

  • Environmental Risk AssessmentEVSC30003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject aims to provide students with the skills to undertake and critically evaluate environmental risk assessments. Students will learn a range of qualitative and quantitative tools from a variety of disciplines, and apply them to environmental risk problems. Students completing this subje...

  • Blue Planet-Intro to Marine EnvironmentsEVSC20004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will introduce students to the interrelationships among marine organisms and the ocean they live in and how these interactions are changing as a consequence of human activities. Topics covered include: ocean circulation, productivity and the impacts of climate change; coastal upwelli...

  • Sustainable LandscapesENST90043

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Sustainable Landscapes combines social and ecological disciplines to consider the management of urban and rural/regional landscapes for sustainable futures. Subject teaching includes weekly lectures and a 1x weekend field trip to observe and discuss management of landscapes for sustainable outcom...

  • Spatial Tools for Ecosystem ManagementENST90045

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The course covers the fundamentals of spatial analysis for ecosystem management and conservation problems. Students will develop skills in the application of remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for landscape analysis of data. Methodologies for collecting, analysing and interpr...

  • Social Impact Assessment and EvaluationENST90002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject develops the skills to understand and assess the social impacts of development, including international development projects, resource management, and proposed infrastructure or new policies. We do this in two ways: by looking at how to assess the impacts of proposed projects, and th...

  • Sustainability and Behaviour ChangeENST90032

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    It is perhaps obvious that human behaviour is having a negative impact on our environment. Behavioural change, thus, is pivotal to ensure a more environmentally sustainable future. However the question of behavioural change is vexed. Some argue that humans are ‘naturally’ greedy and selfish, othe...

  • Environmental Research Project - 50 Pt2ENST90038

    Offered:January, JulyYear:2019

    This subject allows students to conduct a substantial, independent, original research project in a specified area of environment and sustainability. The project comprises a review of a body of literature, a review and discussion of methodology and/ or an evaluation of research or experimental pro...

  • Environmental Research Review (12.5)ENST90006

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject allows students to conduct an original literature review of research relevant to clearly specified area of environment and sustainability. The project comprises a substantial review of a body of literature or an evaluation of research or experimental protocols. The specific focus of ...

  • Reading Western LiteratureENST10002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to the practice of reading Western literature in an academic context. Through an examination of different forms, including prose fiction, poetry and drama, students will develop an understanding of literature as a process of critical and reflective reading. The su...

  • Human Behaviour and EnvironmentENST20001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores psychological and social dimensions of environmental sustainability and landscape and ecosystem management. The subject examines the ways humans experience, interact and behave in the physical environment. This is done by exploring psycho-social dimensions of human-environme...

  • Fundamentals of Catchment ManagementNRMT90029

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is concerned with providing students with a common starting point across the range of physical, biological, chemical, social and institutional processes that bear on catchment behaviour (in both rural and urban settings). The subject structure uses past, current and foreseeable issue...

  • Climate Analysis and ModellingATOC90006

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The course introduces students to the philosophy and techniques of the quantitative analysis of weather and climate data, and modelling the large-scale atmospheric system. Among the topics to be covered are the maintenance of the general circulation of the atmosphere, a discussion of the global e...