Clayton First semester 2008 (Evening)
This unit equips students with understanding of basic tools for environmental analysis and decision making for sustainability and skills in their application. It will look at a range of techniques for attributing value to the environment including those based on economics e.g. cost benefit analysis, as well as tools for evaluating planning and policy decisions. These include environmental and social impact assessment, risk analysis, strategic and integrated assessment, life cycle analysis, state-of-environment reporting, modelling, auditing, monitoring and scenario building. Throughout, the dynamic interaction between scientists, policy makers and the broader community will be explored.
On successful completion of this unit at level 4 students will be able to demonstrate:
A field trip report 1000 20%, Two practical exercises Each 500 words Each 15%, Simulation exercise Equivalent to 800 words 20%, Essay 1700 30%
One 2 hour seminar per week
ENV422E or ENV522E Environmental Assessment