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Master of Arts in Asian Sustainable Development


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Title Master of Arts in Asian Sustainable Development
Course Code M1055
Study Level Master - Coursework
Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Master of Arts (MA) in Asian Sustainable Development
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Not available to new admissions 2013
Restriction All postgraduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The Master of Arts in Asian Sustainable Development provides an opportunity for graduates in the Asian region to study the central issue of global and local sustainable development externally. This issue, defined by various United Nations conferences and publications, has many elements to it, hence all aspects of government, the economy and civil society are being examined in the light of sustainability.

The policy focus is on how global and local wealth can be created in ways that have less resource use and environmental impact and greater ability to make liveable communities. The course builds on two core units, and then can be applied in different areas including urban regional sustainability, renewable energy, environmental management and policy, and ecotourism. Case study material is drawn from the Asian region and projects will be done on local issues of relevance to the students. A final project unit or dissertation will draw together the student's main interest in a research exercise.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Recognised Bachelor's degree or higher, or equivalent training, or satisfactory preparation through previous study or professional experience.

English competence.

Special Requirements There may be a reduction in choice of units if completing this course in the external mode.
Employment Prospects This degree is aimed at professionals working or seeking employment in government, NGOs and private sector organisations concerned with sustainable development in Asia.
Further Information http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcadContactsManagementGovernance
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 48 credit points

University regulations require completion of a minimum of 24 points at 600-level and a maximum of 24 points at 500-level for a 48-point Masters by Coursework degree.

Core Units - 12 credit points

STP604 Overseas Aid and International Development -- 4 pts

ENV512 Global and Regional Sustainability -- 4 pts

STP612 Sustainability, Ecology and Communities -- 4 pts

Specified Electives - 36 credit points

Select from the following units.

Note: Students who intend to complete either SSH610 Masters by Coursework Research Dissertation -- 12 pts or SSH6401 Masters by Coursework Research Project -- 8 pts will be required to take SSH604 Research Methods in Social Sciences and Humanities -- 4 pts in lieu of one of their Specified Electives.

SSH604 Research Methods in Social Sciences and Humanities -- 4 pts

SSH6401 Masters by Coursework Research Project -- 8 pts

SSH610 Masters by Coursework Research Dissertation -- 12 pts

To be eligible to complete a 12-point dissertation, students must have attained a high standard in the Postgraduate Diploma and Masters coursework and have the approval of the Academic Chair and a Research Supervisor

STP605 Economics and Sustainability -- 4 pts

AST650 Society, Culture and Ecology in Asia -- 4 pts

AST558 Women in Asian Societies -- 4 pts

MCC682 Global Media: Asia-Pacific Perspectives -- 4 pts

STP670 Sustainability, Ethics and 'The Good Life' -- 4 pts

STP623 Cities and Sustainability -- 4 pts

STP630 Cities and Innovation -- 4 pts

ENV503 GIS for Environmental Management and Planning -- 4 pts

ENV616 Environmental Policy for the 21st Century -- 4 pts

STP632 Sustainable Development Internship/Project -- 8 pts

STP6321 Sustainable Development Internship/Project -- 4 pts

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