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EV5001 - Environmental and Regional Planning

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Marine & Environmental Sciences

This subject focuses on the concepts and processes of environmental and regional planning and design. Human perceptions of environments, community participation and the process of designing/planning for an acceptable balance between human use and physical environment are part of this focus.

Learning Outcomes

  • specialised working knowledge and advanced comprehension of the main principles of sustainable development including environmental, regional and resource planning;
  • the ability to critically review, analyse and evaluate planning documents (eg. site plans and management plans);
  • the ability to produce reports that apply knowledge of broader environmental and regional policy;
  • the ability to select, organise and consolidate complex information based upon advanced comprehension of a body of specialised knowledge and theoretical concepts and to communicate it effectively, accurately, coherently and creatively to varying audiences;
  • the ability to exercise critical thinking and high level independent judgement in undertaking various components of the planning process (eg. planning objectives, environmental assessments, community involvement, report writing).
Prerequisites: Acceptance into postgraduate program or permission of HoS
EV3001 and GE3602 and GE5602 and TG4601 and TG5601


Cairns, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Face to face teaching 20-Mar-2015 to 23-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Dr Sharon Harwood
Lecturers: Ms Leanne Shillitoe, Ms Nikki Huddy.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours - on line delivery
  • 32 hours fieldwork
Assessment: other exams (30%); quizzes or tests (20%); field trip based project (50%).

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.