1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
1 x 57-hour independent study per semester
1 x 1-hour project work weekly
1 x 5-hour excursion per semester
1 Admission into HBA-Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
1a Admission into HBEM-Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours)
1b Admission into HBAGIS-Bachelor of Applied Geographical Information Systems (Honours)
1c Admission into MEH-Master of Environmental Health
1d Admission into MGIS-Master of Geospatial Information Science
1e Admission into GCEMG-Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management
1f Admission into GDPEMG-Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management
1g Admission into MEMG-Master of Environmental Management
1h Admission into HBSC-ENVT-Environment
2 Admission into BSCH-Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Enhanced Program for High Achievers)
2a Admission into BSCHWS-Bachelor of Science (Honours)
3 103.5 units of topics
4 Admission into BSC-OCCS-Ocean and Climate Sciences
4a Admission into BSC-EHWR-Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources
4b Admission into BSCH-ENSC-Environmental Science
5 Admission into BSCHEN-Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Environmental Science)
6 103.5 units of topics
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h)) or ((2 or 2a) and 3 and (4 or 4a or 4b)) or (5 and 6))
Enrolment not permitted
ENVS8701 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic provides an overview of key coastal issues and problems facing coastal managers globally. The concept of integrated coastal management (ICM) is explored using current approaches to ICM through policy and practice in Australia. The roles and responsibilities of agencies and the community in managing the coast are explored. Specific themes of climate change and marine resource exploitation are utilised as contemporary examples of complex coastal management problems along with their potential planning and management approaches.
Educational aims
The topic aims for this topic are to:
  1. Have a raised awareness of the interaction of human activity on the coastal environment and the environmental management implications of this interaction
  2. Have developed an understanding of the concept of integrated coastal management (ICM)
  3. Explore how coasts are currently managed (institutional and practical management schemes) in a range of contexts
  4. Examine current coastal management problems and their associated management strategies
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of the topic, students are expected to be able to:
  1. Provide a detailed explanation of a significant contemporary coastal management problem relating it to the interaction of the human and natural environment
  2. Explain the principles of integrated coastal management
  3. Assess coastal management arrangements in specific locations against the principles of integrated coastal management
  4. Evaluate the adequacy of the various coastal management arrangements in place in different contexts