Course Description

Course Name

Resource Evaluation and Planning

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Geographical aspects of decision-making processes for resource planning and management.

There is no single recommended text for this course. Readings will be provided on the course Blackboard site. A wide range of topics will be covered via a diverse literature, and you should take the opportunity to seek out relevant references on your own.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students are expected to be able to demonstrate a critical understanding and evaluation of:
-Major environmental concerns with regard to resource utilisation and social and economic development activities at global, regional and national levels
-Key principles and concepts that underpin resource planning responses to environmental concerns
-New Zealand's management approaches to environmental issues
-Key tools available for resource evaluation, planning and impact assessment

Course Structure
-10% - practicals
-20% - assignments x 2
-50% - exam

*Course content subject to change