Availabilities:

LocationDomesticInternational
Online

Unit description

Examines how we can use ocean resources sustainably. Explores the principles of ecologically sustainable development, integrated catchment management, and marine ecosystem management. The practical application of environmental planning and management instruments such as environmental impact assessment, cost/benefit analysis, ecological risk assessment and threat abatement and species recovery plans are explained. Principles of fisheries management are critically examined.

Unit content

Australia's marine resources

Ecologically Sustainable Development

Responsibilities in the marine environment (international law, regional agreements, the planning process)

Environmental Impact Assessment in coastal and marine environments

Managing biodiversity: threats, management and large marine protected areas

Management of maritime industries: shipping, ports, offshore petroleum and gas

Managing fisheries and aquaculture

Regional planning and multiple-use marine protected areas

Managing cultural heritage, recreation and tourism

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1explain the principles of Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD), integrated catchment management, and large marine ecosystems management as applied to coastal and marine environments
2describe all of the components needed to create an Environmental Impact Assessment, and understand other means of assessing impacts and issues in the coastal and marine environments
3understand the importance and use of planning (integrated planning, the planning cycle) and management approaches; and importance of applied research and monitoring
4evaluate mechanisms for marine biodiversity conservation, including the identification of issues and threats, the production of management and recovery plans, and the establishment of marine protected areas
5critically analyse and compare the impacts and management of major uses: fisheries, tourism, transport and energy
6integrate and apply the principles of ecology, and planning and management to multiple-use marine protected areas
7understand the importance of social and cultural values in the coastal and marine environment, and recognise the different environmental values placed by various user grounds including indigenous communities.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the principles of Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD), integrated catchment management, and large marine ecosystems management as applied to coastal and marine environments
  2. describe all of the components needed to create an Environmental Impact Assessment, and understand other means of assessing impacts and issues in the coastal and marine environments
  3. understand the importance and use of planning (integrated planning, the planning cycle) and management approaches; and importance of applied research and monitoring
  4. evaluate mechanisms for marine biodiversity conservation, including the identification of issues and threats, the production of management and recovery plans, and the establishment of marine protected areas
  5. critically analyse and compare the impacts and management of major uses: fisheries, tourism, transport and energy
  6. integrate and apply the principles of ecology, and planning and management to multiple-use marine protected areas
  7. understand the importance of social and cultural values in the coastal and marine environment, and recognise the different environmental values placed by various user grounds including indigenous communities.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.

Fee paying courses
For postgraduate or undergraduate full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

+