Natural resource managers guide sustainable development to protect environmental assets.

Introduction

Natural resource managers apply scientific, economic and social knowledge to help society resolve issues surrounding the use of natural resources and the conservation of the environment.

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Course description, features and facilities

Growing populations in less developed countries and rising incomes in more developed countries are placing increasing demands on the Earth's resources. Consequently, there are many unresolved conflicts over the use of natural resources and the conservation of the environment.

Natural resource managers apply scientific, economic and social knowledge to help society resolve these conflicts. If you have a strong interest in science, a commitment to conserving natural resources in a sustainable manner, and if you want to play a role in the future of our environment, then this is the major for you.

Teaching methods consist of lectures from leading experts, practical classes, computer labs and tutorials. This major also includes field work and two field trips of two to three days.

The Faculty is well equipped for teaching and research in natural resource management and our teaching is supported by the world class research of the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy, the Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management and the Centre for Regional Development.

Visit the Science website for further information on careers in science, graduate profiles, scholarships and the benefits of choosing science at UWA.


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Student profile – Hannah Daga

Studying Natural Resource Management has provided me with a solid foundation and a widespread understanding of the importance of managing natural resources. From environmental economics to the policies put in place, this course uses a varied yet practical response to understanding the environmental challenges our current and future generations are faced with.

The large spectrum of units covered in the course allows for a diverse range of pathways that can be explored and various employment opportunities. It was for this reason that studying Natural Resource Management appealed to me as there is no set pathway and a high degree of flexibility in the future.

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Structure

UWA's streamlined course structure allows you to pursue studies in a wide range of areas and to take one or two majors in your degree. Your second major can be from a similar field to your first (degree-specific) major, or from a different area or degree entirely.

As well as the units specified in your major, you will study broadening units outside your main area of study and may be able to take a number of elective subjects as well.

You can explore the structure of this major in detail in the University Handbooks.

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Professional recognition

Graduates with a major in Natural Resource Management are eligible for membership with the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology.

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Career opportunities

Numerous career paths await Natural Resource Management graduates. Key employers include federal and state departments and agencies responsible for the environment, conservation, climate change policy, agriculture and food, and primary industries.
 
Other employers are private sector firms working in the resources sector and non-governmental organisations such as Landcare.

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Further study opportunities

After completing a Natural Resource Management major, you can pursue further studies at honours level and/or at postgraduate level.

The Master's can be done either by coursework (for example, Environmental Science or International Development, Agricultural Economics) or by research (for example, thesis and coursework in Environmental Economics).

Find out more about the Master of International Development

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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

On this page

  1. Prerequisites and minimum scores
  2. Additional information
  3. Recommended subjects
  4. English competency
  5. Advanced standing

Prerequisites and minimum scores

Qualification and prerequisite subjectsCourse entry score
Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) 2014-15
  • A scaled score of 50 or above in at least WACE Mathematics 2C/2D
80
Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) 2016 onwards
  • A scaled score of 50 or above in Mathematics Applications ATAR
80
International Baccalaureate
  • A score of 4 or above in SL or HL Mathematics (at least Mathematical Studies)
29

Additional information

If you do not have a scaled mark of at least 50 in Mathematics: Applications ATAR or higher, you will need to successfully complete additional Mathematics units during your first year.

Prerequisites and recommended courses may not apply to students completing this major as a second major in a degree other than the Bachelor of Science.

Please note: to complete this major within the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) will require a minimum ATAR of 98 (or equivalent).

Recommended subjects

Qualification and recommended subjects
Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) 2014-15
  • A scaled score of 50 or above in WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3A/3B
Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) 2016 onwards
  • A scaled score of 50 or above in Mathematics Methods ATAR
International Baccalaureate
  • A score of 4 or above in SL or HL Mathematics (at least Mathematical Methods)

English competency

University study demands strong English language competency. To be eligible for admission to an undergraduate program at UWA, you must demonstrate satisfactory performance in a UWA-approved test of English. This is the case even if English is your first language.

The minimum requirement is a scaled score of 50 or more in WACE English, Literature or English as an Additional Language/Dialect achieved at Stage 2 or Stage 3 – or an equivalent level of achievement in an interstate or international qualification.

Advanced standing

If you have undertaken prior tertiary study within the last five years, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit and/or exemption).

Applications for advanced standing are assessed upon acceptance of any offer of admission made by the University.

How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

On this page

  1. How to apply
  2. Semester one entry
  3. Semester two entry
  4. Fees
  5. Information for…
  6. Contact us

How to apply

We have two intakes of undergraduate students each year: Semester One (commencing in late February) and Semester Two (commencing in late July/early August).

Semester one entry

Australian citizens or permanent residents, including humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens apply online via the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC).

Applications open mid-August, with the on-time deadline in late September the year prior. Submissions are available after this date, but a late fee applies

Refer to the TISC website or contact Future Students for further details.

Semester two entry

Apply through the University's Online Application System (OASys) for mid-year entry to a range of courses at UWA.

Applications generally open early May and close in late June.

Contact Future Students for advice.

Fees

As some units vary in cost, the actual student fee will depend on the mix of units you choose. The domestic student fees page has further details.

Information for

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Natural Resource Management: the details

Status
Available 2017
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Internal
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
18-24 hours contact time, plus your own study time
Standard full-time completion
3 years (BSc), 4 years (BPhil(Hons))
Maximum time to complete
10 years
Degrees (available in)
This major is available in:Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)All majors (except Economics and Biomedical Science double majors, Architecture, Specialist Music Studies and Science Communication) can also be taken as second majors in any of our undergraduate degrees
Honours available
Yes
Contact details: course information
Faculty of Science
Science Student Office Agriculture Central building, Crawley campus
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(+61 8) 64887333
Additional information