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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Develops the skills needed to estimate the sustainable harvest from a forest or other natural resource, to use simulation modelling in a decision support framework, in the context of forest management and environmental planning. Students will complete the design and implementation of a simulation model as part of major assignment that will prepare them for oversight of environmental management projects.

Unit content

Environmental issue or research topic

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Identify forest and environmental issues that simulation modelling can help to resolve
2 Plan and implement a suitable modelling approach
3 Gather and synthesise relevant information and data
4 Complete simulations and present findings
5 Identify further research needs

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Identify forest and environmental issues that simulation modelling can help to resolve
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  2. Plan and implement a suitable modelling approach
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  3. Gather and synthesise relevant information and data
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  4. Complete simulations and present findings
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  5. Identify further research needs
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