Bachelor of Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage) Articulated Set

includes:

Bachelor of Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage)
Associate Degree in Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage) [Exit Point Only]

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Associate Degree in Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage) AssocDegAppSc(ParksRec&Herit)

Bachelor of Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage) BAppSc(ParksRec&Herit)

Availability

Bachelor of Applied Science (Parks Recreation and Heritage) (5416PR)

On Campus - Albury-Wodonga
On Campus - Port Macquarie
Online - Albury-Wodonga

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

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage)

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

Associate Degree in Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage) [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 2 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

Bachelor of Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage)

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.
OR
Work experience, within the same industry as the course profile, of at least two years full time or equivalence, demonstrated by a detailed resume.
AND
STANDARD English Language Proficiency requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements.



 

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Bachelor of Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage)

Credit packages available:

  • NSW & Vic TAFE Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
  • full credit given for the Associate Degree of Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage).
Associate Degree in Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage) [Exit Point Only]

N/A

Articulation

The Bachelor and Associate Degree [Exit Point Only] make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Bachelor of Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Associate Degree in Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage) [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 128 points.

Course Structure

The degree comprises 18 core subjects (144 points), a 4 subject minor (32 points) and 2 restricted electives (16 points).
Students may elect to exit with the Associate Degree of Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage) after the completion of 16 (128 points) of core subjects which must include REC205 and ENM309.

CORE SUBJECTS
BIO112 Principles of Ecology
BIO216 Conservation Biology
BIO262 Vegetation Ecology
ENM101 People and the Environment
ENM109 Introduction to Professional Practice
ENM163 Natural Resource Management
ENM309 Managing Projects and Resources
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
GEO164 Earth System Processes
GEO360 Community Engagement and Capacity Building
PKM260 Planning Environmental Education and Interpretation
PKM266 Culture and Heritage
PKM307 Environmental Planning
REC167 Leadership and Communication
REC200 Principles of Ecotourism
REC205 Open Space Planning
SCI103 Communicating Environmental Data
SPA215 Principles of Geographic Information Systems

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

Wildlife and Conservation
32 points from the following:
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
ENM310 The Principles and Practice of Field Ecology
GEO204 Ecological and Environmental Soil Science

Indigenous and Cultural Heritage
32 points from the following:
BMS342 Medicinal and Indigenous Foods
ENM123 Past Environments: An Introduction to Historic Ecology
PKM366 Site Survey Design
PKM397 Heritage Site Management (16 points)
PKM398 Cultural Heritage Policies and Planning (16 points)

Visitor Services and Open Space Management
32 points from the following:
PKM230 Social Psychology of Risk in Outdoor Recreation
PKM302 The Philosophy of Outdoor Education
PKM363 Shoreline Recreation Management
PKM364 Outdoor Recreation Design
REC302 Interpretive Guiding Management in Ecotourism

AND
Two restricted electives (16 points) selected from any of the above minor groups

Enrolment Pattern

Note students can decrease the length of time it takes to do the degree by taking some of the limited number of subjects that are available in session 3 (90).

Full-time Pattern
Year 1
Session 1

ENM109 Introduction to Professional Practice
ENM163 Natural Resource Management
REC167 Leadership and Communication
SCI103 Communicating Environmental Data

Session 2
BIO112 Principles of Ecology
ENM101 People and the Environment
GEO164 Earth System Processes
REC200 Principles of Ecotourism

Session 3
It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details.

Year 2
Session 1

PKM260 Planning Environmental Education and Interpretation
BIO216 Conservation Biology
SPA215 Principles of Geographic Information Systems
Minor OR Restricted Elective (REC205 for the Associate degree)

Session 2
PKM266 Culture and Heritage
BIO262 Vegetation Ecology
GEO360 Community Engagement and Capacity Building
Minor OR Restricted Elective (ENM309 for the Associate degree)

Session 3
It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details.

Students can exit with the Associate Degree at this point providing they have completed all core subjects including REC205 and ENM309.

Year 3
Session 1

PKM307 Environmental Planning
REC205 Open Space Planning
Minor OR Restricted Elective
Minor OR Restricted Elective

Session 2
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
ENM309 Managing Projects and Resources
Minor OR Restricted Elective
Minor OR Restricted Elective

Part Time
Year 1
Session 1

SCI103 Communicating Environmental Data
ENM109 Introduction to Professional Practice

Session 2
BIO112 Principles of Ecology
GEO164 Earth System Processes

Session 3
It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details.

Year 2
Session 1

ENM163 Natural Resource Management
REC167 Leadership and Communication

Session 2
ENM101 People and the Environment
REC200 Principles of Ecotourism

Session 3
It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details.

Year 3
Session 1

PKM260 Planning Environmental Education and Interpretation
BIO216 Conservation Biology

Session 2
PKM266 Culture and Heritage
BIO262 Vegetation Ecology

Session 3
It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details.

Year 4
Session 1

SPA215 Principles of Geographic Information Systems
Minor OR Restricted Elective (REC205 for the Associate degree)

Session 2
GEO360 Community Engagement and Capacity Building
Minor OR Restricted Elective (ENM309 for the Associate degree)

Session 3
It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details.

Students can exit with the Associate Degree at this point providing they have completed all core subjects including REC205 and ENM309.

Year 5
Session 1

PKM307 Environmental Planning
REC205 Open Space Planning

Session 2
Minor OR Restricted Elective
Minor OR Restricted Elective

Session 3
It is optional for students to undertake studies in this semester. Students should look at subject availability list for specific details.

Year 6
Session 1

Minor OR Restricted Elective
Minor OR Restricted Elective

Session 2
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
ENM309 Managing Projects and Resources

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

BIO262 Vegetation Ecology
BIO326 Vegetation and Disturbance Management
BIO327 Wildlife Ecology and Management
ENM101 People and the Environment
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

Contact

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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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