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The following course is offered by Charles Sturt University:

Bachelor of Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage)

Bachelor Duration: 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Modes: On campus in Albury; Online  – Albury-Wodonga

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Parks Recreation and Heritage) provides Australia’s most comprehensive undergraduate training in protected area management.

Students who complete this course have in-depth knowledge and skills in managing Australia’s National Reserve System – particularly how to conserve these unique landscapes and their plants and animals for future generations. Emphasis is on real-life experiences, field studies and vocationally focused training in conservation, park management, recreation and heritage conservation.

For more information, see: http://www.csu.edu.au/courses/parks-recreation-heritage

Course Structure

The degree comprises 18 core subjects, a 4 subject minor and 2 restricted electives.

Core Subjects

BIO112 Principles of Ecology

BIO216 Conservation Biology

BIO262 Vegetation Ecology

ENM101 People and the Environment

ENM109 Introduction to Professional Practice

ENM163 Natural Resource Management

ENM309 Managing Projects and Resources

ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing

GEO164 Earth System Processes

GEO360 Community Engagement and Capacity Building

PKM260 Planning Environmental Education and Interpretation

PKM266 Culture and Heritage

PKM307 Environmental Planning

REC167 Leadership and Communication

REC200 Principles of Ecotourism

REC205 Open Space Planning

SCI103 Communicating Environmental Data

SPA215 Principles of Geographic Information Systems

Minors

You may choose one of three minors in Indigenous and Cultural Heritage, Visitor Services and Open Space Management, or Wildlife and Conservation.

Indigenous and Cultural Heritage

Students in this specialisation gain in-depth cognitive and technical skills in the conservation and management cultural heritage and working with Indigenous communities. Graduates generally find employment as rangers, Aboriginal heritage officers, heritage consultants, and cultural institutions such as museums. Students select subjects from the following to fulfil this minor:

PKM397 Heritage Site Management

PKM398 Cultural Heritage Policies and Planning

PKM366 Site Survey Design

BMS342 Medicinal and Indigenous Foods

Visitor Services and Open Space Management

In this specialisation students will develop in-depth cognitive and technical skills in the planning and delivery of outdoor recreation and tourism opportunities and visitor education programs. Graduates generally find employment as rangers, interpretive officers, open space planners and recreation officers. Students select subjects from the following to fulfil this minor:

PKM230 Social Psychology of Risk in Outdoor Recreation

PKM302 The Philosophy of Outdoor Education

PKM363 Shoreline Recreation Management

PKM364 Outdoor Recreation Design

REC302 Interpretive Guiding Management in Ecotourism

Wildlife and Conservation

This specialisation is for students seeking to gain in-depth cognitive and technical skills in the conservation and management of biodiversity. Graduates generally find employment as rangers, threatened species officers, wildlife officers, ecologists, environmental consultants and botanists. Students select subjects from the following to fulfil this minor:

BIO326 Vegetation and Disturbance Management

BIO327 Wildlife Ecology and Management

BIO263 Methods for Environmental Data Analysis

BIO312 Landscape Ecology

BIO328 Restoration Ecology

ENM310 The Principles and Practice of Field Ecology

GEO204 Ecological and Environmental Soil Science

In addition, all student’s select an additional two restricted electives selected from any of the above minor groups.

Students may elect to exit with the Associate Degree of Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage) after the completion of 16 core subjects which must include REC205 Open Space Planning and ENM309 Managing Projects and Resources.

Contact

Email: Matthew Hunt, Course Director, mahunt@csu.edu.au

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