Environmental Management

ENV30003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


100 credit points

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide an understanding of ecology, environmental systems and environmental management. The various topics give a critical insight into the diversity and complexity of environmental issues, and the major causes and effects of environmental pollutions resulting from anthropogenic activities. The unit also aims to develop high levels of awareness for the ubiquity of hazardous substances and specific skill sets for their management. Students will also acquire new skills and knowledge in preparing Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and generic risk assessment. Finally, the unit will provide an overview of mitigation strategies to minimise ecological footprint.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Manage hazardous substances
2. Identify, discuss and debate environmental issues
3. Perform a basic environmental impact analysis
4. Outline the water management strategies for Melbourne
5. Discuss and select appropriate waste management strategies
6. Argue that competition is a greater ecological force than predation
7. Perform generic risk assessments