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Area/Catalogue
ENVT 5035

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101829

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

Students will develop advanced skills in literature and data research to develop a deep knowledge of water resources and environmental management in arid and semi-arid landscapes. This includes a broad understanding of the historical, social and economic factors that determine land use practices. Students will develop advanced skills in integrating and communicating this knowledge.

Course content

The course will cover: characteristics (climate, soils, biota & water) & locations of arid & semi-arid landscapes around the world; water resources & management of arid lands in Australia & elsewhere; cultural history & land uses (rangelands, mining, Aboriginal land, wilderness, reserves, tourism); practical skills (experimental & survey techniques, data analysis & statistics, advanced report-writing).

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Workshop 2 hours x 10 weeks
Field Placement (Fieldwork) 2 days x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Quiz N/A 15% 1.5 hours
Continuous assessment 1500 words equivalent 40% N/A
Report 2000 words 30% N/A
Group presentation N/A 15% 8 minutes per student

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments

Degrees this course is offered in

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