Make natural decisions assessing and managing environment management in professional practice. From grass roots to global landscapes, learn to consider community. Understand how politics and money impact environmental decisions. Study policy.
This research-based university in Perth has a strong interdisciplinary focus and a reputation for outstanding teaching and ground-breaking research. With more than 22,000 students and 2,000 staff from over 90 countries, and campuses in Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch embraces free thinking, shared ideas and knowledge to make a difference, and Open Universities Australia is certainly part of that.
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:
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
demonstrably identify, describe and critically assess contemporary energy policy issues
demonstrably recognise and critically analyse the roles of energy policy institutions
describe how energy policy is made and changed
read and critically analyse energy policy documents.
You will also further develop your skills in:
professional report writing;
critical thinking through critical review and discussion.
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.