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EV1010 - The Environmental Professional

[Not offered in 2022]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

The subject is a basic introduction to university study skills through the framework of workplace skills and communication expectations of a professional environmental manager. The content will be structured around occupations such as environmental consultants, environmental planners and managers, policy advisors, environmental project managers, impact assessors and conservationists and rehabilitators, with emphasis on workplace activities including report writing, research skills, stakeholder engagement and presentations, funding considerations and process, tenders and grants, work schedule and time management. Study skills will also be oriented towards success in university study, through introducing students to schedule strategies, academic skills, collaboration and team work, and writing skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop an understanding of the diversity and complexity of roles of environmental professionals;
  • be able to interpret and summarise a range of policy documents and reports;
  • be able to write basic applications and schedules within the context of environmental projects;
  • develop communication skills and the range of academic skills that will contribute to success in university study and the workplace.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Writing Task - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Research report - (30%) - Individual.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.