Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2013 academic year.
Master of Arts in Asian Sustainable Development
- M1055MASTER OF ARTS IN ASIAN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
- Course Outline
- Course Structure
- Course Plans
|Title||Master of Arts in Asian Sustainable Development|
|Study Level||Master - Coursework|
|Organisational Unit||School of Management and Governance|
|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.
|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.|
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch 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.|
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.
STP604 Overseas Aid and International Development -- 4 pts
ENV512 Global and Regional Sustainability -- 4 pts
STP612 Sustainability, Ecology and Communities -- 4 pts
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
No course plans are available for this course in 2013.
To check other years, go to the Course Plans site.