ENVL 3003 Environmental Risk Management
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 300858
Coordinator Samsul Huda Opens in new window
Description 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.
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
Restrictions Successful completion of 120 credit points
- Discuss and critique the environmental impact assessment process and its limitations as a management tool;
- Explain the environmental auditing process, advantages and limitations of different auditing approaches and assessment and management of contaminated sites;
- Apply AS 4360 and ISO 140004 in the appropriate context;
- Apply principles of risk and uncertainty and tools for modelling risk;
- Apply appropriate tools to effectively manage and/or transfer risk;
- Research, evaluate, utilise and communicate information on risk assessment and management using multiple sources.
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.
|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|