Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management (BEnvPolicyMgt)

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This program examines environmental change and its effect on altering the world in which we live; its cities and suburbs, regional and rural landscapes, its natural heritage and biodiversity, and its significant political and economic implications. Students will learn about the causes of environmental change and develop strategies, policy, and planning skills to effectively manage environmental issues at local, national and global levels. Areas covered include climate change, managing our coasts and rivers, environmental management, population and migration, urban processes, biodiversity, conservation and sustainable development. Students will also have the opportunity to take part in an internship with an external organisation related to the environment in their final year of study.

The Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Demonstrate understanding of a range of knowledge in environmental policy and management, and of the concepts, theories and methods of enquiry appropriate to the discipline.
2. Understand, argue and communicate environmental policy and management ideas and concepts in both oral and written forms.
3. Plan and execute assessments and be able to work independently and collaboratively on the topics relevant to environmental policy and management.
4. Select and use appropriate research tools, including technologies, to obtain, analyse, evaluate and interpret information on environmental policy and management.
5. Demonstrate intercultural and ethical responsibility, and the ability to form and sustain productive relationships both within and across disciplinary boundaries.

Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management

There shall be a Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:
1. Level I courses not exceeding 24 units
2. A minimum of 24 units at Level III
2. Core courses to the value of 27 units, including a course chosen from the Core Competency List to the value of 3 units
3. At least one minor to the value of 18 units from the following:

  • Anthropology
  • Art History and Visual Culture
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • English
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Indigenous Knowledges and Society
  • Indonesian Studies
  • International Development
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Studies

4. Closed Electives to the value of 12 units
5. Electives to the value of 15 units
6. If studying a Minor in Psychology, Elective courses to the value of 12 unit in lieu of the courses required in (5).