If you are passionate about conserving the environment and want to see a more sustainable use of the world's resources, you may be interested in our Natural Resource Management major.
By undertaking Natural Resource Management (NRM), you will learn to apply scientific, economic and social knowledge to complex real-world issues, such as how to balance economic well-being with the pressing need to protect our biodiversity.
You will develop your skills and knowledge through a combination of lectures presented by experts in the field, practical classes, computer labs and tutorials. An important component of the major is field work and field trips of two to three days - recently, NRM students had the opportunity to study the environmental impacts of tourism and the potential for improving environmental management practices in Bali, Indonesia.
Graduates with skills in Natural Resource Management are in demand from a wide variety of organisations within both the public and private sector. Upon graduating, you may become an influential conservation officer, environmental consultant, resource economist or agricultural consultant.
Graduate Brendan Farrelly, who is now an Environmental Advisor for Chevron Australia commented "My NRM studies provided me with the necessary skills to approach a problem, develop a practical way to understand it, and work towards finding a solution".
"There are many opportunities for students to get out of the classroom to really look at how the environment functions," current NRM student Jimmy Cheung (pictured) said. "The real-life experience I've gained through field trips will definitely benefit me in my future career."
This major covers a wide variety of topics, including:
- Earth systems
- Environmental economics
- Environmental policy and planning
- Geographic information systems
- Business and the environment
- Project and risk management
- Regional development and planning
- Decision tools for natural resource management
Natural Resource Management is available as a degree-specific major under the Bachelor of Science, or a second major as part of an Arts, Commerce, Design or Science degree. Depending on your study and career aspirations, you may choose to combine Natural Resource Management with other majors such as Agricultural Science, Economics, Geography, Human Geography and Planning, Law and Society, Management, Marine Science or Zoology.
For more information, contact the Admissions and Prospective Students Office.