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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Area of Study

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 Science component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Science
Offered bySchool of Applied Sciences and Engineering
Course coordinatorDr Wendy Wright


The major sequence in resource and environmental management explores the scientific basis for management of natural resources and environmental problems. There is a focus on conservation, biodiversity, natural area management and the sustainable use of resources such as air, soil, water and energy.


On completion of the sequence in resource and environmental management students will:

  • have developed an understanding of the earth's natural and physical resources (its biota, minerals, soils, air, water and energy sources)
  • be able to apply their understanding of the Earth's natural and physical resources to issues of sustainable and integrated management
  • have a knowledge of current environmental management strategies covering areas such as forests, parks, catchments, air and water resources
  • have an understanding of, and be able to apply, regulations, policies and philosophies relating to a wide range of environmental management issues
  • have developed skills in problem solving, critical and independent thinking, reviewing the literature, conducting practical experiments in the laboratory and in the field, and in synthesising and analysing information
  • be suitable for employment, both nationally and internationally in a range of areas requiring knowledge and skills of environmental management.


Level one

  • ENV1711 Environmental science 1 - the dynmaic environment
  • ENV1722 Environmental science 2 - resource management issues

Level two

Level three

  • ENV3639 Global resources and energy management
  • ENV3722 Forest management
  • ENV3711 Natural area management
  • ENV3726 Atmospheric processes
  • ENV3737 Environmental management
  • ENV3761 Waste management and remediation
  • GES3820 Geographical information systems (GIS) for environmental management

Sequence requirements

Minor sequence in resource and environmental management (24 points)

Major sequence in resource and environmental management (48 points)