Subject details

This subject aims to provide an understanding of the theoretical principles and concepts in environmental assessment and management and how different tools can be used to help make decisions in environmental management.

After completing this subject successfully, you will be able to:

  1. demonstrably identify the objectives of energy policy such as economic efficiency, energy conservation, avoiding environmental degradation, economic development, sustainability, government revenue, urban transport, urban settlement, and the development of new energy technologies
  2. demonstrably identify, describe and critically assess contemporary energy policy issues
  3. demonstrably recognise and critically analyse the roles of energy policy institutions
  4. describe how energy policy is made and changed
  5. read and critically analyse energy policy documents.

You will also further develop your skills in:

  1. professional report writing;
  2. critical thinking through critical review and discussion.
    • Introduction to environmental assessment and management
    • Environmental assessment and management policy, evidence and conflict
    • Environmental assessment and management decision-making and engagement
    • Poster presentations and unit conclusions
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Printable format materials

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

  • MUR-EEN-GDI-2018
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2018
  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2018

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject explores the application of science to environmental assessment and management for environmental professional practice.

Emphasis is given to environmental decision-making and public engagement.

Techniques and challenges in environmental assessment and management at all scales of application from the local to regional, national and international level, and across a range of applications including protected area management, industry, government planning agencies and environmental impact assessment are addressed. 

  • Policy brief & implementation (30%)
  • EAM Portfolio (30%)
  • Environmental strategy poster (40%)

Textbooks are not required.

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