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EV5701 - Coastal and Marine Management and Conservation

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
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

  • demonstrate a coherent understanding of coastal and marine environmental management, articulating the methods of coastal and marine environmental management;
  • exhibit depth and breadth of knowledge by demonstrating a broad understanding of marine and coastal environmental issues and problems, and explaining why interdisciplinary approaches are needed in order to advance solutions;
  • critically analyze a marine and coastal environmental problem by applying critical, analytical, creative and systematic thinking, and by evaluating and integrating diverse views and knowledge systems;
  • communicate marine and coastal management issues and environmental perspectives and knowledge to non- specialist audiences.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Position Statement (15%); Digital Media Presentation (15%) - (30%) - Individual.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Putu Mustika
Lecturers: Professor Mark Hamann, Assoc. Professor Amy Diedrich, Professor Tiffany Morrison.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours workshops
  • 8 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.