Environmental Studies (ENVL)

ENVL 1001  Understanding Landscape  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300812  

This unit explores the historical and cultural perceptions and perspectives of the term 'landscape' and the sustainability and management of landscapes. Students become familiar with the terminology and concepts surrounding the natural landscape experientially through a series of field trips and develop an awareness and appreciation of both of the conceptual and actual landscape issues. Skills in mapping and spatial awareness skills and technologies will be developed through field trips and workshop sessions including GIS. Such skills will assist in developing a capacity to comprehensively describe and analyse the landscape.

Level: Undergraduate Level 1 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: LGYA 6199 - Understanding Landscape LGYB 9526 - Understanding Landscape  
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ENVL 1002  Environmental Issues and Solutions  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 301271  

This unit explores a variety of environmental issues with a focus on emerging environmental issues. The relationships between human health and environmental health are explored through a number of case studies. Concepts explored include 21st Century contaminants, noise, energy and water. Through a combination of case studies and practical field experience, students will develop the skills and knowledge appropriate to develop solutions to a variety of environmental issues. Students enrolled in the Undergraduate Certificate in Environmental Sustainability will not complete the practical field experience component of this unit, as they will be studying online.

Level: Undergraduate Level 1 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: PUBH 1002 Environment and Health  
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ENVL 1003  Environmental Issues and Solutions (WSTC)  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 700296  

This unit explores a variety of environmental issues with a focus on emerging environmental issues. The relationships between human health and environmental health are explored through a number of case studies. Concepts explored include 21st Century contaminants, noise, energy and water. Through a combination of case studies and practical field experience, students will develop the skills and knowledge appropriate to develop solutions to a variety of environmental issues.

Level: Undergraduate Level 1 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: PUBH 1002 Environment and Health
ENVL 1002 Environmental Issues and Solutions
  
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ENVL 1004  Introduction to Environmental Science  (10 Credit Points)  

Students learn how biology, chemistry and the physical sciences interact to regulate environmental processes in natural and built environments. They will evaluate concepts of sustainability and resilience and apply these perspectives to understand how human actions can alter the natural world. Students will use interdisciplinary approaches, including field studies, to investigate environmental processes and evaluate specific environmental challenges. Local and global environmental issues, sustainability, resilience and stewardship will be explored across diverse social and ecological contexts.

Level: Undergraduate Level 1 subject  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
ENVL 1005  Environmental Issues and Solutions (UG Cert)  (10 Credit Points)  

This unit explores a variety of environmental issues with a focus on emerging environmental issues. The relationships between human health and environmental health are explored through a number of case studies. Concepts explored include 21st Century contaminants, noise, energy and water. Through a combination of case studies and practical field experience, students will develop the skills and knowledge appropriate to develop solutions to a variety of environmental issues.

Level: Undergraduate Level 1 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: PUBH 1002 Environment and Health ENVL 1003 Environmental issues and Solutions ENVL 1002 Environmental issues and Solutions  
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ENVL 2001  Analysis of Spatial Data  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 101646  

The making and the use of maps. This unit involves the critical examination of the way geographical data is produced, analysed, mapped and used to inform both private and public decisions. Natural environment, health, accessibility and residential amenity are examples of phenomena that have an important geographical dimension. Policy responses to these phenomena need to be specific with regard to locations and places. Geographic information systems software and census will be used to produce maps based on the analysis and interpretation of data relating to the student's field of interest.

Level: Undergraduate Level 2 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: LGYA 7235 - Analysis of Spatial Data  
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ENVL 2002  Environmental Regulation and Policy  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300841  

This unit aims to provide students with a broad understanding of the current environmental regulations available to environment protection and planning authorities at the State and Local Government level to protect and manage the natural and built environments. This unit will also consider environmental policy introduced by the State and Commonwealth governments to manage land use activities so as to encourage sustainable development practices. It is a suitable unit for students entering government or industry in environmental management, health and planning roles. There is a particular focus on the use of legislation and preparation of policy to address environmental and health risks to the community.

Level: Undergraduate Level 2 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: ENVL 3001 - Environmental Regulations and Policy ENVL 3002 - Environmental Regulations  
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ENVL 2003  Landuse and the Environment  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300875  

This unit will assist students develop a sound framework for the analysis of land use and its interactions with the environment. The skills gained will assist in the evaluation of land use at various levels from household to international level. Particular emphasis will be placed on students gaining a sound conceptual framework from which to examine sustainability at the environmental, economic, social, and production levels. Emphasis will be placed on the use of ecological footprinting as a tool.

Level: Undergraduate Level 2 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: LGYA 6188 - Landuse and the Environment  
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ENVL 2005  Internet of Things for the Environment  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 301275  

Internet of things (IoT) is about connecting platforms to internet for monitoring, managing and controlling them. Simply put, IoT can make 'dumb' things 'smart' by connecting them to the Internet and sensors. This results in improved efficiency of data collection, accuracy and decision making. The applications of IoT is rapidly expanding in environmental science and management, and the topics in this unit will cover aspects of IoT for water, air and noise pollution monitoring, extreme weather warning, river water flow monitoring, water quality management, irrigation management, flora and fauna monitoring, broadacre agriculture, protected cropping, biodiversity, ecosystems health, wildlife and more.

Level: Undergraduate Level 2 subject  
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ENVL 2006  Environmental Planning and Climate Change  (10 Credit Points)  

This unit is an introduction to environmental planning in local and state government and in particular the role of planning in protecting the natural environment, enhancing population health and/or encouraging sustainable development practices. Students focus on goal-setting for environmental protection and then explore how planning policy can assist with achieving these goals. Current metropolitan planning and strategy is examined using the Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney as the primary case study. The unit scopes environmental planning policies introduced by state, local and Commonwealth governments to adapt to climate induced impacts on the environment and on community health and well being.

Level: Undergraduate Level 2 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: PUBH 3009 - Environmental Planning PUBH 2008 - Environmental Planning Climate Change  
Incompatible Subjects: NATS 2020 - Healthy Built Environments  
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ENVL 2007  Environmental Monitoring and Assessment  (10 Credit Points)  

n this unit, you will develop the practical skills and underlying scientific knowledge required to address environmental questions across natural and built environments. Through practicals, workshops, and an independent research project you will learn how to design a monitoring and assessment program to characterise different environment situations, interpret data and propose management solutions to contemporary environmental challenges. The unit will introduce a range of topics, including the application of geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing methodologies, environmental sensors, the internet of things and citizen science approaches to understand and improve environmental situations, and provides opportunities to research a chosen, real-world topic to assess an aspect of environmental sustainability.

Level: Undergraduate Level 2 subject  
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ENVL 3003  Environmental Risk Management  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300858  

This unit examines the world of environmental risk management and will introduce students to environmental management systems including Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Auditing. The unit considers and examines the application of the precautionary principle in real world situations. Students will also be introduced to methods of quantitative risk assessment as applied to environmental and agricultural risks such as urban, peri-urban and rural growth; industrial and agricultural land use; contaminated land, and climate change.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: ENVL 3004 - Environment Risk Management LGYA 6128 - Agriculture Risk  
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ENVL 3005  Planning the City: Development, Community and Systems  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 101593  

This unit aims to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the role of government, focusing on the role and nature of planning across all levels of government from a variety of theoretical frameworks. It presents a critical examination of the urban development and planning processes, with particular attention given to the environmental and political issues associated with planning at the local government level. It looks at the changes and challenges confronting local government in view of the demands made on them by the changing social and economic conditions and societal values such as those relating to requirements for public participation, transparency and accountability. The unit also examines the role of private sector in planning and assessment processes.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
ENVL 3006  Transport, Access and Equity  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 101645  

This unit examines the equity and efficiency issues in the provision of transport in cities and regions from a critical social science perspective. Issues of transport disadvantage and policy and planning responses to improve access to urban services are examined. The social and environmental impact of transport systems are considered in the context of urban management.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: LGYA 7234 - Transport Access and Equity  
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ENVL 3007  Urban Environment  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300860  

This unit explores the relationships between community, the natural environment and government within an urban context through considering how housing and urban development can influence population health. Concepts explored include "healthy housing", "active living" "safety by design" and "energy efficiency". Through a combination of case studies and practical field experience, students will develop the skills and knowledge appropriate to assessing the "healthiness" and sustainability of urban environments. The unit examines methods of construction and building regulation aimed at the preservation of health and amenity.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: LGYA 6254 - Urban Environment  
Incompatible Subjects: LGYB 9943 - Environmental Health Law ARCH 3007 - Urban Development Systems NATS 2020 - Healthy Built Environments  
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ENVL 3009  Air Quality and Climate Change  (10 Credit Points)  

Deteriorating air quality and climate change are two major challenges facing humanity and threatening environmental sustainability and human health. As such, air quality and climate change are of International, National, State and local community concern. This unit critically analyses the many issues that relate to air pollution, including its nature, extent, impacts and monitoring. Students will examine an air pollution issue of their choice.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: PUBH 3001 - Air Quality and Climate Change LGYA 6192 - Air Quality Management  
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ENVL 3010  Environmental Planning, Policy & Regulation  (10 Credit Points)  

This unit is an introduction to environmental planning and environmental regulations in local and state governments. It covers the role of planning and enforcement of regulations in protecting the natural environment, enhancing public health and/or encouraging sustainable development practices. Students become familiar with the key legislation for environmental protection and then explore how planning and regulations can assist with achieving optimal environmental outcomes. Current planning and regulations are examined using urban development and planning in Sydney as the primary case study. The unit includes key environmental planning policies and important legislation used by state, local and Commonwealth governments to protect the natural and built environment and to protect public health.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: PUBH 2007 Environmental Planning and Climate Change
ENVL 2002 Environmental Regulations and Policy
  
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ENVL 7002  Planning and Environmental Regulation  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 101634  

This unit provides students with an understanding of the planning process from both a state and local government perspective. The unit will cover concepts related to the planning process, focusing on development control and regulation issues, planning instruments and development applications. It will also address the areas of planning and environment law, with specific reference to the legal framework that regulates planning and development in NSW.

Level: Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject  
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ENVL 7003  Urban Research Report  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 101637  

This capstone unit requires students to write a 5,000 word comprehensive research report on a local or international urban planning issue. Students will select a research topic of individual interest, and work to assemble a range of evidence to address the research question. This facilitates an opportunity for students to apply their skills and knowledge acquired in the Master's program, through a high level of work and quality engagement in an authentic and professional context.

Level: Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject  
Equivalent Subjects: LGYA 1299 - Urban Management Placement Thesis  
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ENVL 9001  Higher Degree Research Thesis - Environmental Studies  (20 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 800067  
Level: PhD and Research Masters Level 9 subject  
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