Sustainability Policy and Management

Subject 950-601 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

March, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Approx 140 hours comprising time in class, preparation and assessment.
Total Time Commitment: Approx 140 hours comprising time in class, preparation and assessment.
Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: N/A
Non Allowed Subjects: N/A
Core Participation Requirements: N/A


Assoc Prof Simon P J Batterbury
Subject Overview: The subject covers alternative concepts and definitions of sustainable practice; critical appraisal of approaches taken by different disciplines to environmental issues and their identification; the scoping of potential solutions; the evaluation of costs and benefits; and the implementation of solutions. It also raises challenges to sustainability, including the processes that operate at different scales.
Assessment: Assessment will involve an individual report (10%), group reports (30%) due after completion of the intensive teaching delivery in the first half of Semester one, and an individual essay assignment of relevance to the students chosen field (topic selected in consultation with an academic staff member from the course). Word length for the essay is 3-000 - 4,000 words. The essay is due in Week 11 of Semester one.
Prescribed Texts: Subject readings will be available for students.
Recommended Texts: N/A
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: Objectives: On completion of this subject, students will gain a fundamental appreciation of concepts of sustainability and recognise appropriate (or best) practice ideas in implementing it. The subject covers areas of relevance to all disciplines and is consciously interdisciplinary and reflexive in its orientation.
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Environment
Master of Environment
Master of Forest Ecosystem Science
Master of Urban Planning

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