ENM424 Environmental Internship (24)

This subject seeks to develop skills related to a number of management systems in environmental science. In particular, the focus will be on skills in asset, risk, financial and capacity management incorporating key administrative and workplace skills appropriate to environmental science graduates. This is a capstone subject (i.e. a subject that integrates prior learning from other subjects in the course) for the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management. Assessment tasks are based on the industry project undertaken, where the student investigates and reflects upon the context and processes of management in the work environment that they observe and experience and an analysis of management outcomes.The subject contains a total estimated workload of 480 hours. On completion the student will have demonstrated the ability to apply their knowledge and skills to professional practice.


Session 1 (30)
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ENM424. 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

Available only to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management

Assumed Knowledge


Substantial completion of the course Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management

Incompatible Subjects

ENM309, ENM414

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • demonstrate the ability to apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge to a range of contexts in professional work
  • be able to apply critical thinking and problem solving methods to a field of work
  • be able to demonstrate communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas in the workplace
  • be able to take responsibility and accountability for their own professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
  • be able to adopt appropriate courses of action to achieve career aspirations.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The syllabus is dependant upon the area of specialisation and will be negotiated between the student and their Subject Coordinator. Each student will, however:
  • select a professional project that falls within one of the specialist areas offered
  • undertake a critical evaluation of the concerns, strategies and processes necessary for their project
  • undertake analysis in the preparation for, planning of and implementation of the project
  • apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge to a range of contexts in professional work and use communication skills to be part of a work team
  • undertake analysis of the goals and achievements of the project

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ENM424 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Getting agreement
Preparing for your internship
Reflection on your internship

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 50 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students will undertake a 10 week project  with an environmental business, agency or government department in which students develop a project based work programme designed and supported by industry and informed by best practice in environmental management.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.