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Area/Catalogue
CIVE 5074

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
105665

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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

This course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the complexity of climate change science, current and future challenges to society, climate risks and vulnerability, adaptation strategies and mitigation measures focusing on water resources and environmental management. This course also focuses on the global and national policies, action plans and protocols to mitigate the impact of climate change and the approaches for sustainable outcomes for the society and the environment.

Course content

The course covers the history and complexity of climate change and how it influences the current and future water resources and the environment, projecting the effects of future climate change on sustainability and the implications for sustainable development. This course consists of four modules including: Climate Change Concepts and Understanding; Projection of Global Climate Change Risks and Vulnerability assessment; Water and Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Measures; Implication for Policy and Sustainable Development and Gaps in Knowledge. The modules are designed to examine the effects of climate change on water resources and the environment, the adaptation and mitigation measures towards sustainable development. Drawing on status and trends of climate data, scenarios, risks and vulnerability assessment, the course features local and global case studies, to demonstrate effective stakeholder engagement, policy evaluation and adaptation options for the society and the environment.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 12 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 12 weeks

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
Reflective report 1000 words per student 25% N/A
Group assignment 1000 words per student 35% N/A
Examination N/A 40% 2.5 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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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
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* 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

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