Environmental Frameworks, Law and Economics - CVEN3701

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: CVEN1701

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course builds on the introduction to EISs in CVEN1701 to provide details of EIS methods, and the ISO14001 Environmental Management System framework. It then provides an introduction to engineers on environmental law in Australia and NSW, focusing on planning law, and pollution laws. Environmental economics methods to account for environmental impacts in monetary terms, and the use of market mechanisms to achieve preferred environmental outcomes is covered at a level suitable for engineers.


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