ENM163 Natural Resource Management (8)

This introductory subject gives an overview of how natural resources are managed by environmental scientists. Topics include an introduction to environmental systems, their multi-disciplinary and complex nature, and approaches to managing them. On completion students have a comprehensive understanding of the nature of environmental systems and the ability to apply their knowledge and skills to make sound judgements regarding courses of action to achieve conservation in a range of contexts.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Port Macquarie
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Environmental Sciences
Enrolment restrictions

Students who have completed either PKM160 or GEO105 may not enrol in this subject.

Incompatable Subjects
GEO105 PKM160
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify a natural resource and define natural resources management;
  • be able to discuss a range of natural resource management issues and approaches to manage them;
  • be able to review and discuss the roles and effectiveness of relevant policy mechanisms and instruments for natural resource management;
  • be able to apply knowledge and skills to explain the human dimensions underpinning natural resource management; and
  • be able to explain the importance of Indigenous Australian land management in contemporary natural resource management.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to natural resource management
  • The nature of environmental systems
  • Natural resource policy
  • Types of policy instruments and processes
  • Critical thinking and the choice of policy instruments
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.