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EV5701 - Managing Coastal and Marine Environments

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject examines the impacts of human activities on coastal and marine environments. It explores the complex relationships among the ecological and social values of these environments and outlines strategies and tools for their management.

Learning Outcomes

  • appreciate the need for and methods of achieving integrated management of coastal environments;
  • be able to describe how a broad range of human activities affect coastal environments;
  • be aware of and be able to use a range of tools for coastal planning and management;
  • have an understanding of coastal environments and linkages between the physical, ecological and social components of these environments;
  • have developed an understanding of the multi- disciplinary nature of the management of coastal environments.


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Claudia Benham
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Mark Hamann, Dr Claudia Benham.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
  • 8 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); practicals (20%); fieldwork (10%).

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.