School of Environment


Environmental Management courses

Core courses for PGDipSci in Environmental Management

  • GEOG 701 Research in Practice
  • ENVMGT 741 Social Change for Sustainability
  • ENVMGT 742 Social Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
  • ENVMGT 743 Environmental Policy
  • ENVMGT 744 Resource Management
  • ENVMGT 746 Collaborative Environmental Management
  • ENVMGT 747 Current Issues in Sustainability

Course codes for MSc Thesis students

  • ENVMGT 796 A&B MSc Thesis in Environmental Management (full time)
  • ENVMGT 799 A&B MSc Thesis in Environmental Management (part-time)

Other School of Environment courses relevant to Environmental Management

(These are Elective Courses for PGDipSci in Environmental Management but pre-approved by Environmental Management Co-ordinator)

  • ENVSCI 711 Assessing Environmental Effects
  • ENVSCI 733 Biodiversity Management and Conservation
  • ENVSCI 737 Applied Terrestrial Ecology
  • ENVSCI 738 Water and Society
  • GEOG 738 Future Food and Biological Economies
  • GEOG 748 Current Issues in Coastal Management
  • GEOG 749 Climate and Society
  • GEOG 773 Visualisation and Cartography

NOTE: The following courses may be taken with the permission of the Programme Coordinator for Environmental Management.

  • ENVSCI 704 Modelling of Environmental and Social Systems
  • ENVSCI 713 Air Quality and Atmospheric Processes
  • ENVSCI 714 Water Quality Science
  • ENVSCI 716 Aquatic Ecological Assessment
  • ENVSCI 734 Landscape and Restoration Ecology

Other courses from outside the School of Environment

Please consult the Environmental Management Postgraduate Adviser for advice on other courses that may be included in the PGDipSci.

 

Description of programme

Environmental Management is a set of policy, regulatory, advocacy and market-based mechanisms which transform human behaviour to achieve society's goals for the environment. It is offered at a postgraduate level to enable students with strong disciplinary skills to gain the tools required to become environmental stewards, policy makers and managers. Consequently, our programmes emphasise the application of your existing skills to environmental problem solving.

Course work includes consideration of applied ecology, systems approaches, sustainable development, social and cultural drivers,economics, policy, governance, and environmental education. In addition, you may take courses from a range of associated disciplines including environmental science,geography, planning, law, biology, politics,community health and development studies.

 

Changing courses

Choose carefully at the beginning.

It is however, possible to add and delete courses within the first two weeks of each semester, without penalty (ie tuition fees are refunded for deletions). After this time, you may not enrol in new courses for that semester, and if you are unable to continue a course a “withdrawal” appears on your academic record. Withdrawing from courses can be achieved in consultation with the Postgraduate Dean and through the Science Student Centre until the third week before the end of lectures, but this will have implications for your degree. For instance, points for withdrawn courses will contribute to the total points value of your programme and there is a maximum number of 160 points which can be taken for the Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Environmental Management). In addition, tuition fees are not refundable. The regulations for changing courses are outlined in the latest version of The University of Auckland Calendar. Enrolment instructions received by students will indicate how to go about adding and deleting courses once semesters have begun.

 

Timetable information

Please be aware timetable information provided below is for general guidance and times are subject to change. While we endeavour to keep this as up to date as possible, students should NOT base their enrolment on the timetable information provided below. All students must check on SSO (Student Services Online) as this contains the latest and most accurate timetable information.

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GEOG 701: Research in Practice


A reflection on the process of developing research projects from theory to methods, analysis, and the presentation of findings. Attention is directed to the ways in which research is shaped by intellectual histories, pressing social and environmental challenges, and contemporary academic and political debates. The course allows students to develop specialised interests in geography or environmental management.

This course is taught in: First Semester, City Campus (S1 C)

Format: one 2-hour class each week followed by a 1-hour tutorial
Points:
15
Assessment:
100% coursework
Prerequisites:
none
Programme:
this course is compulsory for the Geography and Environmental Management postgraduate programmes
Programme coordinator:  
Gary Brierley, Hong-Key Yoon, JC Gaillard, Mark Dickson, Nick Lewis, Robin Kearns and Tom Baker

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ENVMGT 741: Social Change for Sustainability


Explores the concept of sustainability through different theoretical frameworks and how social and environmental movements have mobilized around this concept over time. Critically interrogates what is sustainable, what is social change, and how can social change be sustainable in a global economy. Draws on case studies of current environmental issues and associated popular social movements.

This course is taught in: First Semester, City Campus (S1 C)

Format: one 2-hour lecture per week
Points: 15
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% final examination
Prerequisites: none
Programme: this is one of the core options for the Environmental Management and Geography programmes
Requirement: All students enrolled in this course must attend the first class.
Programme coordinator: 
Ann Bartos

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ENVMGT 742: Social Dimensions of Global Environmental Change


An examination of the social dimensions of global environmental change. This includes a review of the history of climate science, the interaction of science with other knowledges, and contemporary debates surrounding climate change as well as other forms of environmental change. It also examines the different ways in which people respond to environmental risks and changes, and the challenges associated with mitigation and adaptation policies.

This course is taught in: Second Semester, City Campus (S2 C)

Format: one 2-hour class each
Points:
15
Assessment:
60% coursework, 40% final examination
Prerequisites:
none
Programme:
this is one of the core options for the Environmental Management and Geography programmes
Programme coordinator:  
Meg Parsons

 

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ENVMGT 743: Environmental Policy


Debates surrounding environmental policy and governance provide insights into the complexities of environmental management issues. Examples of environmental governance will be considered from global to local scales. The roles of international agencies, nation-states, civil society and corporations in shaping environmental policy and governance are examined.

This course is taught in: Second Semester, City Campus (S2 C)

Format: one 2-hour lecture per week
Points: 15
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% final examination
Prerequisites: none
Programme: this is one of the core options for both the Environmental Management and Geography programmes
Programme coordinator:  Susan Owen

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ENVMGT 744: Resource Management


A review of advanced principles, concepts and approaches to the sustainable management of natural resources. Case studies emphasise the need for conflict resolution, equitable allocation, and decentralised decision-making to address the social and environmental impacts of resource utilisation.

This course is taught in: First Semester, City Campus (S1 C)

Format: one 2-hour lecture per week
Points: 15
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% final examination
Prerequisites: none
Programme: this is one of the core options for both the Environmental Management and Geography programmes
Programme coordinator: 
Karen Fisher

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ENVMGT 746: Collaborative Environmental Management


An exploration of participatory management and its potential for engaging communities, resource users and stakeholders in the pursuit of sustainable development. Students will examine strategies for incorporating local knowledges within conservation practices and for reconciling natural resource management with human welfare, social justice and indigenous rights.

This course is taught in: First Semester, City Campus (S1 C)

Format: One 2-hour lecture per week and a fieldtrip 22-24 February
Points: 15
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% final examination
Prerequisites: none
Programme: this is one of the core options for both the Environmental Management and Geography programmes
Programme coordinator: 
Brad Coombes

 

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ENVMGT 747: Current Issues in Sustainability*


A topical review of approaches to sustainability as applied within a particular industry or sector.

*This course is not offered in 2016.

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