Develops the skills needed to estimate the sustainable harvest from a forest or other natural resource, to use simulation modelling in a decision support framework, in the context of forest management and environmental planning. Students will complete the design and implementation of a simulation model as part of major assignment that will prepare them for oversight of environmental management projects.
Environmental issue or research topic
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
GA1: Intellectual rigour,
GA3: Ethical practice,
GA4: Knowledge of a discipline,
GA5: Lifelong learning,
GA6: Communication and social skills,
GA7: Cultural competence
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Identify forest and environmental issues that simulation modelling can help to resolve||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|2||Plan and implement a suitable modelling approach||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||Gather and synthesise relevant information and data||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||Complete simulations and present findings||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||Identify further research needs||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|