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Undergraduate - Area of Study

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All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Geography and Environmental Science
Campus(es)Clayton

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

Sustainable land and water management are pressing environmental issues facing cities and regions in Australia and many parts of the world. This interdisciplinary area of study draws from scientific investigations in geomorphology, hydrology, soil science and biogeography, as well as social science approaches to environmental and resource management. It provides a sound understanding of key environmental processes, as well as treating the many challenges arising from the human use and stewardship of landscapes. Students undertaking this area of study will develop analytical skills, practical and field-based experience, basic and applied research abilities that will enable them to pursue careers in areas such as catchment management, water supply and river management, land capability mapping, resource inventory, park management, the management of bushfire impacts on land and water resources.

Units

First year level

Students studying a sequence in land and water management must complete the following two units (12 points):

  • ATS1301 Australian physical environments: Evolution, status and management
  • ATS1310 Natural hazards and human vulnerability

Second/Third year level

Students undertaking a minor or major in land and water management must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below
  • a major requires completion of two compulsory units at 2nd year level (12 points) and a further four units (24 points) from the elective units listed below. A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.

Compulsory units

and one of the following units:

  • ATS2774 Understanding Australian landscapes: Soil-vegetation dynamics
  • ATS2545/ATS3545 Environmental hydrology

Elective units

  • ATS2386/ATS3386 Broken earth: Journeys through the Australian landscape
  • ATS2548 Environmental policy and management
  • ATS3259 GIS for environmental management
  • ATS3281 Cultural landscape, environment and sustainability in Italy
  • ATS3546 Environmental assessment and decision making
  • ATS3551 Field studies in urban sustainability (in South Africa)
  • ATS3552 Remote sensing of the environment
  • ATS3553 Field studies in regional sustainability (in South Africa)
  • ATS3554 Resource evaluation and management
  • ATS3558/APG4558 Global change and the earth system
  • ATS3787 Research methods in geography, environment and sustainability
  • ATS3788 Soils, landscape and management
  • ATS3790 Landscape processes
  • ATS3791 Environmental change past to future
  • ATS3887/APG4887 Designing urban futures: Urban climate, water and adaptation
  • ATS3893/APG4893 Special topics in sustainability

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2327 Diploma in Liberal Arts
  • 2552 Diploma of Tertiary Studies

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts - at Sunway
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 2396 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication - at Sunway
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4208 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education
  • 4089 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 2131 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4075 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health)
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Disability
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing