Bachelor of Applied Science (Outdoor Recreation and Ecotourism)

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Bachelor of Applied Science (Outdoor Recreation and Ecotourism)

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Applied Science (Outdoor Recreation and Ecotourism) BAppSc(OutdoorRec&Ecotourism)

Availability

Bachelor of Applied Science (Outdoor Recreation and Ecotourism) (4406AE)

On Campus - Albury-Wodonga
Online - Albury-Wodonga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Applied Science (Outdoor Recreation and Ecotourism)

Full-time: 3.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR equivalent of 60 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
OR
A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.
OR
50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
OR
A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
AND
STANDARD English Language Proficiency requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Students who have already completed the TAFE Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation are awarded 32 points of credit upon admission.

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

The course consists of

  • Core subjects (144 points; 18 subjects)
  • Minor sequence (32 points; 4 subjects)
  • Two Restricted Electives (16 points; 2 subjects) - choose from your minors subjects

Core Subjects (144 points)
BIO112 Principles of Ecology
ENM109 Introduction to Professional Practice
ENM123 Past Environments: An Introduction to Historic Ecology
ENM308 The Challenge of Sustainable Development
ENM309 Managing Projects and Resources
GEO164 Earth System Processes
PKM208 An Introduction to Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Tourism
PKM230 Social Psychology of Risk in Outdoor Recreation
PKM260 Planning Environmental Education and Interpretation
PKM266 Culture and Heritage
PKM302 The Philosophy of Outdoor Education
PKM363 Shoreline Recreation Management
PKM364 Outdoor Recreation Design
REC167 Leadership and Communication
REC200 Principles of Ecotourism
REC302 Interpretive Guiding Management in Ecotourism
SCI103 Communicating Environmental Data
SCI302 International Practical Experience 2

Minor (32 points)
Students must complete a minor of 4 subjects chosen from one of the following groups:

Outdoor Recreation
Students on Albury-Wodonga Campus are offered an integrated program in Outdoor Recreation. A co-enrolment with Wodonga Institute of TAFE and attain the Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation (TAFE qualification) by completing the following 4 subjects (32 points):
REC110 Outdoor Recreation Field Skills 1
REC111 Outdoor Recreation Field Skills 2
REC210 Outdoor Recreation Field Skills 3
REC211 Outdoor Recreation Field Skills 4

Wildlife and Conservation
Select subjects totalling 32 points from the following:
BIO203 Animal Diversity
BIO216 Conservation Biology
BIO262 Vegetation Ecology
BIO263 Methods for Environmental Data Analysis
BIO312 Landscape Ecology
BIO326 Vegetation and Disturbance Management (16 points)
BIO327 Wildlife Ecology and Management (16 points)
BIO328 Restoration Ecology

Indigenous and Cultural Heritage
Select subjects totalling 32 points from the following:
PKM366 Site Survey Design
PKM397 Heritage Site Management (16 points)
PKM398 Cultural Heritage Policies and Planning (16 points)
BMS342 Medicinal and Indigenous Foods

Two Restricted Electives (16 points)
Choose from the list of minors subjects

Enrolment Pattern

Outdoor Recreation Minor

Full time

Year 1 Session 1 (30)
ENM109 Introduction to Professional Practice
PKM208 An Introduction to Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Tourism
REC167 Leadership and Communication
REC110 Outdoor Recreation Field Skills 1


Year 1 Session 2 (60)
BIO112 Principles of Ecology
GEO164 Earth System Processes
REC200 Principles of Ecotourism
REC111 Outdoor Recreation Field Skills 2


Year 1 Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake relevant studies in this semester.

Year 2 Session 1 (30)
PKM230 Social Psychology of Risk in Outdoor Recreation
PKM260 Planning Environmental Education and Interpretation
SCI103 Communicating Environmental Data
REC210 Outdoor Recreation Field Skills 3


Year 2 Session 2 (60)
ENM123 Past Environments: An Introduction to Historic Ecology
PKM266 Culture and Heritage
REC302 Interpretive Guiding Management in Ecotourism
REC211 Outdoor Recreation Field Skills 4


Year 2 Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake relevant studies in this semester.

Year 3 Session 1 (30)
ENM308 The Challenge of Sustainable Development
PKM363 Shoreline Recreation Management
PKM364 Outdoor Recreation Design
Restricted Elective


Year 3 Session 2 (60)
ENM309 Managing Projects and Resources
PKM302 The Philosophy of Outdoor Education
SCI302 International Practical Experience 2
Restricted Elective
Students completing the course part-time should follow the pattern by selecting two subjects per semester in the order they are shown.
Online students wishing to complete the Outdoor Recreation Minor should contact the Course Director.


Wildlife and Conservation OR Indigenous Culture and Heritage Minor

Full time

Year 1 Session 1 (30)
ENM109 Introduction to Professional Practice
PKM208 An Introduction to Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Tourism
REC167 Leadership and Communication
SCI103 Communicating Environmental Data


Year 1 Session 2 (60)
BIO112 Principles of Ecology
ENM123 Past Environments: An Introduction to Historic Ecology
GEO164 Earth System Processes
REC200 Principles of Ecotourism


Year 1 Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake relevant studies in this semester.

Year 2 Session 1 (30)
PKM230 Social Psychology of Risk in Outdoor Recreation
PKM260 Planning Environmental Education and Interpretation
Minor Selection
Minor Selection


Year 2 Session 2 (60)
PKM266 Culture and Heritage
REC302 Interpretive Guiding Management in Ecotourism
Minor Selection
Minor Selection


Year 2 Session 3 (90) - It is optional for students to undertake relevant studies in this semester.

Year 3 Session 1 (30)
PKM363 Shoreline Recreation Management
ENM308 The Challenge of Sustainable Development
PKM364 Outdoor Recreation Design
Restricted Elective


Year 3 Session 2 (60)
ENM309 Managing Projects and Resources
PKM302 The Philosophy of Outdoor Education
SCI302 International Practical Experience 2
Restricted Elective

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

BIO203 Animal Diversity
BIO262 Vegetation Ecology
BIO326 Vegetation and Disturbance Management
BIO327 Wildlife Ecology and Management
PKM266 Culture and Heritage
PKM363 Shoreline Recreation Management
PKM366 Site Survey Design
PKM397 Heritage Site Management
PKM398 Cultural Heritage Policies and Planning

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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