ENVL 3003 Environmental Risk Management

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300858

Coordinator Samsul Huda Opens in new window

Description This subject examines the world of environmental risk management and will introduce students to environmental management systems including Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Auditing. The subject 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.

School Science

Discipline Environmental Studies, Not Elsewhere Classified.

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Equivalent Subjects ENVL 3004 - Environment Risk Management LGYA 6128 - Agriculture Risk


Successful completion of 120 credit points

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Discuss and critique the environmental impact assessment process and its limitations as a management tool;
  2. Explain the environmental auditing process, advantages and limitations of different auditing approaches and assessment and management of contaminated sites;
  3. Apply AS 4360 and ISO 140004 in the appropriate context;
  4. Apply principles of risk and uncertainty and tools for modelling risk;
  5. Apply appropriate tools to effectively manage and/or transfer risk;
  6. Research, evaluate, utilise and communicate information on risk assessment and management using multiple sources.

Subject Content

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Environmental Auditing (EA)
Review and processing of an EIA/EA
Identification, assessment and management of environmental risk
Application of risk management to solving real world problems
Management and assessment of Agricultural Risk
Management of risk from weather and climate change


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Case study report 3,000 words 40 N Individual
Case Study Each student will submit their report (maximum of 1,500 words) electronically 20 N Individual
Test 2 hours 40 N Individual