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EVST19008 - Environmental Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This course is a survey of some of the debates regarding the management of environmental systems and processes. Concentrating on three areas: water, forestry and urban environments, students will examine some of the current management methods used to address environmental problems that arise in these areas and discuss some alternatives. Through such examination, students will develop a knowledge of policy and some basic skills involved in the important field of environmental management.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2013

Term 1 - 2017 Profile
Distance
Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
3. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
A student asked for further advice on constructing an essay in the discipline.
Recommendation
The task brief for the term paper will be expanded to provide essay structure information.
Action Taken
The assessment items for 2020 were revamped and further guidance provided.
Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
Student feedback indicates the unit structure and assessment regime assist the learning process.
Recommendation
Comment noted.
Action Taken
The perspective was accounted for in the redesign of the assessment items.
Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
A student asked for an assessment item prior to the term paper submission to gauge process.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will invite an early feedback mechanism on the term paper.
Action Taken
Early student assessment feedback wa incorporated into the assessment redesign.
Source: Student satisfaction feedback.
Feedback
Student feedback indicated appreciation for the portfolio of short answers assessment.
Recommendation
The portfolio of short answers assessment to be retained.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student satisfaction feedback.
Feedback
Student feedback indicated appreciation for the Moodle format for the unit.
Recommendation
The Moodle format used in the unit is simialr to the CQURenew structure.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student satisfaction feedback.
Feedback
Student feedback suggested some more room for student discovery of learning rather than the structured learning guides would be interesting.
Recommendation
The unit redesign under CQURenew will take this into account.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. discuss, from a management perspective, some of the environmental concerns and conflicts in Australia
  2. explain the principal requirements of, and the need for, effective resource management in Australia
  3. describe some environmental management systems that are currently under investigation
  4. argue the benefits of proactive resource management over retroactive remedial activities
  5. describe areas of concern for the Australian environment
  6. utilise techniques such as Darcy's Law and materials balance formulae to explain water and sediment flows
  7. reduce large reports and documents to smaller, concise reports and executive summaries
  8. develop the ability to select 'crucial' information from large documents.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Quiz(zes)