ENVM3103 – Regulatory Frameworks for Environmental Management & Planning

Lecturer Dr Chris McGrath
Course Link UQ Site
Faculty Science
Prerequisites None
Contact Hours 2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour
Semester(s) Taught Semester 1
Course Units 2
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Total average


Learning Materials ( 67 )
Learning Activities ( 57.7 )
Blackboard Management ( 57 )
Course Content ( 60.3 )
Course Structure ( 61.3 )
Contact Availability ( 66.7 )
Course Difficulty ( 62 )

Reviews (3)

ENVM3103 – Regulatory Frameworks for Environmental Management & Planning 36.9

A basic course outlining the various UN treaties and agreements. Really spoilt by a lecturer whose incessant virtue signalling made sitting through lectures unbearable.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2017

Your program/major

Environmental Managment

Is lecture attendance necessary?

Do yourself a favor don\'t attend.

Is the textbook necessary?


  • Good infomation as background
  • Really bad lecturer
Posted on April 22, 2020 9:18 pm
ENVM3103 – Regulatory Frameworks for Environmental Management & Planning 96.4

One of the best courses I've taken so far within my degree. Everything about Chris and the course was above and beyond by being extremely well structured and presented. Chris is an active lawyer and during my time in the course, he was working on the Carmichael Coal Mine case and happily invited us along to the court hearings so we could see him in action. I found that this added to my experience from the course and it made me really respect and admire the work he and the other environmental lawyers were doing.
Chris also has his own website where students and the public can access case studies Chris has worked on, as well as his synopsis of environmental frameworks within QLD.
This extra content really assisted with the course and added to the knowledge I took away.
Chris makes it clear from the start that he respects our time and wants to make the course as beneficial as possible, providing us with key skills and knowledge to take into the workplace. The assessment piece is also extremely practical as it gives you an insight into real world environmental planning and policies that you'd come across in any industry or government work place.
If you love the environment or interested in understanding the basics of environmental law, then this course is for you! Chris is a true environmental hero.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2015

Your program/major


Is lecture attendance necessary?

No but they are well worth attending

Is the textbook necessary?


  • Relevant
  • Practical
  • Well structured and delivered
Negatives No negative points
Posted on August 10, 2015 2:14 pm
ENVM3103 – Regulatory Frameworks for Environmental Management & Planning 50.2

Really great coarse. I had to do because it was compulsory and with a name like it has I thought it was going to be agonizingly boring. I was pleasantly surprised turned out to be one of my favorite coarse. He made the content really fun and interesting. Made me actually appreciate what the law has to offer to environmental protection. Defiantly real world applicable.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2013

Your program/major

Environmental Science

  • real world skills
  • surprisingly interesting
  • Group assignment
Posted on June 6, 2014 6:20 pm

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