Faculty of Science

Bachelor of Science (Land and Heritage Management)

This specialist program combines Physical and Human Geography with other relevant subjects to provide the skills and knowledge required for employment or research on both cultural and natural heritage issues. This is a prescribed program of study comprising core and optional subjects as set out below.

Course Program

Subjects

Session

Credit Points

First Year

Core

EESC102

Earth Environments and Resources

Spring

6

EESC103

Landscape Change and Climatology

Autumn

6

EESC104

The Human Environment: Problems and Change

Spring

6

INDS150

Introduction to Indigenous Australia

Autumn or Spring

6

Recommended Electives

BIOL103

Molecules, Cells and Organisms

Spring

6

BIOL104

Evolution, Biodiversity and Environment

Autumn

6

EESC101

Planet Earth

Autumn

6

SCIE103

Climate Change

Spring

6

Plus other elective subjects to total 48 credit points at First Year. Students are encouraged to select from the General Schedule offerings in History, Indigenous Studies, STS and Legal Studies.

Second Year

Core

EESC203

Biogeography and Environmental Change

Autumn

6

EESC204

Introductory Spatial Science

Autumn or Spring

6

EESC208

Environmental Impact of Societies

Spring

6

INDS201

Redefining Eden: Indigenous Peoples and the Environment

Autumn

6

STAT252

Statistics for the Natural Sciences

Spring

6

Please select one of the following two subjects:

EESC205

Population Studies

Autumn

6

EESC210

Social Spaces: Rural and Urban

Spring

6

Please select one of the following two subjects:

BIOL251

Principles of Ecology and Evolution

Autumn

6

EESC202

Soils, Landscape and Hydrology

Spring

6

Plus other elective subjects to total 48 credit points at Second Year.

Third Year

EESC304

Geographic Information Systems

Spring

8

EESC307

Spaces, Places and Identities: Qualitative research design

Autumn

8

EESC308

Environmental and Heritage Management

Spring

8

Plus THREE of the following:

EESC300

Directed Studies in Earth and Environmental Sciences

Autumn or Spring

8

EESC302

Coastal Environments: Process and Management

Spring

8

EESC303

Fluvial Geomorphology and Sedimentology

Autumn

8

EESC305

Remote Sensing of the Environment

Autumn

8

EESC310

Water Resources and Management

Spring

8

Or other subjects approved by the Coordinator

Honours

Students with a good academic record, particularly in third year, are encouraged to proceed to the Honours year in the discipline of their major. The Honours year is a fourth year of study that provides training in independent research.

Other Information

The Degree Coordinator is Associate Professor Gordon Waitt - School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, telephone (02) 4221 3684, email: gwaitt@uow.edu.au.