Environmental Management

ENV60001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide a holistic 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, focusing on anthropogenic activities. The unit also aims to develop high levels of awareness of the ubiquitous use 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 anthropogenic 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