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Bachelor of Resource Management (BRM21)

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  • Objectives
    The primary aim of this course is to equip students with the basic skills and knowledge required for effective participation in the strategic management of a region's resources. The course also seeks to address issues of equity with respect to resource planning in northern Australia. A particular emphasis of the course is the application of both Indigenous and western knowledge systems to resource management processes. The course offers core units in resource management and electives may be chosen from the range of units available both across the Faculty and the University as a whole. This course is designed to develop and link environmental understandings grounded in the physical sciences with study of the social, economic, politic and legal basis of resource planning and management in northern Australia. The course is designed to allow students to match their studies to specific vocational outcomes and to environmental and resource issues in their own locality. The practical skills developed by students through their study in the Bachelor of Resource Management are varied and include: * development of planning skills for people working in Indigenous communities; * introduction to mapping skills useful in planning and development in Indigenous communities; * development of impact assessment skills, both environmental and social; * development of writing skills and tertiary literacy skills; * introductory Indigenous Language skills and conversational (Yolngu Matha). A range of practical skills are available through the range of units available as electives in this course. More particularly, skills may include: * Scientific field and laboratory skills; * GIS and Remote Sensing skills; * computing skills; * accounting and business management skills. By combining the Units in Resource Management with the discipline based skills mentioned above, students are provided with a strongly inter-disciplinary degree with broad applicability across the workplace. Opportunities for professional development include an Honours degree and progression through the Graduate Certificate and Diploma, Masters by Research and Doctor of Philosophy. Articulation: Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Resource Management.
  • Entry requirements
    This course is no longer available for admission. It is only open to existing students who have already been offered a place and completed one or more units of study.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Resource Management (BRM21)
  • Course description
    Course Structure


    The information provided for this course was valid for the final year of enrolment. Students continuing in this course in 2007, 2008 or 2009 may find there have been some changes to the unit availability. Students should, in the first instance, refer to the recommended study plan in the newest version of this course to make their unit selection for 2009.


    Every re-enrolling student will be able to complete their current course of study. As a continuing student you should always consider transferring to the newest course version to enable you to take advantage of new and exciting changes to university programs.


    Bachelor's Degree Common Rules apply.


    The course is offered over three years of full time study, but can be taken over a longer period of part time study. The Bachelor of Resource Management incoporates the Diploma as its first and second year. The course is offered during semesters with some units being offered intensively and others in the external mode.

    To be awarded a Bachelor of Resource Management, students are required to complete:
    Common Units    
    20 credit points

    Core Units    
    120 credit points

    Electives    
    100 credit points

    Course Total    
    240 credit points

    CORE Units
    The Core Units within the Bachelor of Resource Management provide the key knowledge, understandings and skills for students undertaking study in this area. There are twelve Core Units which are offered across the three years of the degree program.

    Year 1
    Unit    Unit Name    
    Credit Points

    CRS100    Contested Knowledges    
    10
    CRS145    Resource Policy and Planning    
    10
    CRS120    Social and Cultural Mapping    
    10
    CRS135    North Australian Physical Geography    
    10

    Year 2
    Unit    Unit Name    
    Credit Points

    CRS235    Resource Ecology    
    10
    CRS250    North Australian Political Economy    
    10
    CRS200    Western Scientific Thought    
    10
    CRS280    Resource Management Legal Issues    
    10


    Year 3
    Unit    Unit Name    
    Credit Points

    SBI323    Environmental Decision Making    
    10
    CRS390    Resource Project Management    
    10
    CRS320    Social Impact Assessment    
    10
    CRS340    Emerging Resource Management Issues    
    10

    Common Units
    Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Resource Management are required to complete two common units, generally in the first year of their degree. Refer to top of screen for more detailed information about common units.

    Elective Units
    To complete the Bachelor of Resource Management, students are required to gain a further one hundred credit points by completing at least ten units selected from unit offerings across the university. Elective units provide the opportunity to focus the student's studies in the Bachelor in one or two specific areas. Electives may be chosen from:

        * Elective Units offered within the Bachelor or Resource Management (identified below);
        * Units offered within the Bachelor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies;
        * Units offered in degree programs in other faculties at Charles Darwin University, subject to the approval of the Course Coordinator and the relevant Course or Unit Cordinator in the faculty of origin for that unit;
        * Units available through the Open Learning Australia (OLA) Agreement with Charles Darwin University, subject to the approval of the Bachelor of Resource Management Course Coordinator.
        * Units available cross-institutionally, subject to the approval of the Bachelor of Resource Management Course Coordinator.


    Resource Management Electives
    The following identifies the range of elective units available for inclusion in the Bachelor of Resource Management offered by the School.

    Unit    Unit Name    
    Credit Points
    CRS243    Indigenous Resource Management Issues    
    10
    CRS251    Resource Management and the Tourism Industry    
    10
    CRS342    Resource Management Internship    
    10
    CRS241    Regional Planning in North Australia: Case Studies    
    10
    CRS240    Coastal and Marine Resource Management    
    10
    CRS245    Freshwater Resource Management    
    10
    CAS328    Independent Study in Indigenous Issues    
    10
    CAS329A    Independent Research in Indigenous Issues - Part A    
    10
    CAS329A    Independent Research in Indigenous Issues - Part B    
    10

    Open Learning Australia (OLA) External and On-Line Units
    A selection of units offered by Open Learning Australia (OLA) may be taken and credited towards a Bachelor of Resource Management, subject to the approval of the Course Coordinator. By using these units as electives, the first year of the Bachelor of Resource Management can be taken in a completely external mode.

    The availability of these units vary from year to year and students should check the Charles Darwin University web site before enrolling in any OLA unit offered at Charles Darwin. These units are identified by a prefix code of L-******* and are offered in four different study periods. Students intending to enrol directly with OLA should check the OLA Handbook or web site for current units that may be available and enrolment information.

    Awards
    This course will allow students to exit with the following awards:
    Bachelor of Resource Management; or
    Advanced Diploma of Resource Management; or
    Diploma of Resource Management

    Students who complete the requirement of the award of Advanced Diploma and request to take out that award, are not permitted to maintain concurrent enrolment in this Bachelors course. Students wishing to continue their studies at Bachelors level, may seek re-admission to the Bachelors course no earlier than the second Admission period following graduation from the Advanced Diploma.

    Students who complete the requirement of the award of Diploma and request to take out that award, are not permitted to maintain concurrent enrolment in this Bachelors course. Students wishing to continue their studies at Bachelors level, may seek re-admission to the Bachelors course no earlier than the second Admission period following graduation from the Diploma.



    Unit Repository – provides general information about each unit including a brief description and the semester and mode offered.
    Timetables – provide detail on the individual class times for units offered internally.  Timetables for the following academic year are available from the middle of December each year.
    Bookshop – if text books have been prescribed, recommended or ordered for units in this course, details are available by unit code through the Casuarina Campus Bookshop.

    Career Opportunities

    Resource manager, community development worker, landcare and heritage conservation, Indigenous project officer, field officers in resouce organisations.

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