PG Coursework Unit
Level of learning
Examines principles of combustion and fire behaviour based on an understanding of meteorological events; the role of fire in ecosystem function; techniques of fire control including hazard reduction and other prescribed burning techniques; review of suppression strategies.
The following topics will be considered, discussed or reviewed:
- The role of fire in the ecology of Australia's forests;
- The principles of fire behaviour, including the impacts of climate, topography, fuel loads and past management;
- The principles of fire management, including hazard reduction, fire control and suppression; and
- The principles of fire control policy and planning in NSW, communications and the human safety factor.
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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Understand the physical principles driving fire behaviour.|
|2||Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the ecological role of fire, particularly in forested ecosystems.|
|3||Analyse opposing fire management systems for their impact on ecological health and community safety.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
Understand the physical principles driving fire behaviour.
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the ecological role of fire, particularly in forested ecosystems.
Analyse opposing fire management systems for their impact on ecological health and community safety.
- No prescribed texts.