The Bachelor of Science (Resource and Environmental Management) (Honours) degree exemplifies a commitment to research-led education.
The design,planning and architecture industry includes careers associated with the process of planning, designing and constructing buildings and structures. They may design specifically for functional or artistic features according to requests made by clients. They should be aware of the style and methods of designing physical structures and spatial areas. One of the main tasks associated with these occupations lies in factoring all aspects of an areas or buildings location, budget, functional necessities and aesthetic aspirations to create a suitable design.
Architects,planners, designers and landscape architects design, plan and manage a wide variety of buildings and landscape areas for commercial, industrial, recreational or residential uses. They must have knowledge of spatial areas and uses as well as construction factors influencing layout and design. Architects typically work a Monday to Friday work week, but may be required to work evenings or weekends to meet deadlines, work with clients or oversee construction progress. They mainly work in an office setting or workshop consulting with clients and designing drawings and graphic images of projects. They can also work in the field surveying land and overseeing work in their projects.
Additional careers in the planning,design and architecture industry include draftspersons, urban planners and interior designers and decorators. Interior designers utilise interior space and organise it in a way that enriches living and work spaces for residential and commercial areas. They should have a solid understanding of space functions as well as the ways in which design and decoration enhance work efficiency or psychological well-being. Interior decorators work to plan and design the decor of offices, residences, hotels and other interior environments. They should have a thorough understanding of functionality and aesthetic features to determine decoration themes, colour schemes and materials and patterns used to decorate spaces.
Urban and regional planners design and implement plans and advice for urban and rural land use. They provide information for environmental, economic and social factors affecting land development. They must have knowledge of spatial areas and uses as well as construction factors influencing layout and design. They typically analyse a variety of factors influencing land use and advise authorities, designers and builders on proper uses and restrictions of the land.
No matter which area individuals work in the design and architecture field, most professionals enjoy designing and being creative with new designs for buildings and spaces. They should be critical and creative thinkers as well as have artistic and technical skills using computer programs to create digital designs. The career prospects for professionals in the field are high, especially for those with creative and artistic talents. Individuals hoping to start a career in design and architecture will require a bachelors degree in architecture or relevant study and benefit greatly from internships with firms while still in school. This can help students gain entry level positions upon graduation.
Honours in this field builds on the Bachelor of Science (Resource and Environmental Management), which will give you a broad environmental education, teaching you to link the natural and social sciences with their applications in environmental conservation and sustainable resource management. Honours allows the exploration of research possibilities in this field, it gives you preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of your discipline, and through the design and implementation of a research project, that develops new understandings or provides solutions to complex problems. Honours Specialisations are available that mirror the teaching and research strengths at the ANU. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to: Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation of a chosen research topic to generate new knowledge. Systematically evaluate relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence and draw appropriate conclusions. Analyse and interpret original research data with statistical or other evaluative processes where appropriate. Demonstrate sufficient mastery to understand and apply relevant experimental techniques and methods to collect original research data Communicate and justify complex concepts and results clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.
Programme Structure Courses include: Astronomy and Astrophysics Biological Anthropology Biology Chemistry Computer Science Earth and Marine Science Environment Mathematics Mathematical Applications and Computations Neuroscience Physics Physics of the Earth Population Health Psychology Science Science Communication Statistics
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements An AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Science (Resource and Environmental Management) Degree, or equivalent, completed within the last two years: with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses in the discipline cognate to the honours specialisation, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks. And the satisfaction of any admission requirements described in the relevant honours specialisation