|Short Description:||Land Studies|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Civil Engineering and Surveying|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||050999 - Environmental Studies not else|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
This course introduces the physical land resources of geology, soils, landform, climate, vegetation and fauna; the need for and the principles of resource management and ecosystem operation; and the major causes of land degradation (physical, chemical and biological). It also includes an introduction to the purpose of and methods involved in undertaking land resource surveys and land evaluations. An important tool in land resource management, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), is perused in detail to ensure applicable knowledge of the processes and legislative requirements associated with EIA.