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Sustainable Development Honours (BA(Hons))

  • H1256BACHELOR OF ARTS HONOURS

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Title Sustainable Development Honours (BA(Hons))
Course Code H1256
Study Level Bachelor's Honours (Undergraduate)
School School of Business and Governance
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Mr Allan Johnstone | Email: A.Johnstone@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6278

Qualification Bachelor of Arts Honours (BA(Hons)) in Sustainable Development
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Description The aim of Honours is to extend the student's grasp of the principles and practice of their subject, and to develop ability for independent research.

An Honours qualification of 2A is normally required for admission to higher research degree study.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Completion of a Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent in the same discipline or cognate area with a Distinction average; subject to availability of a suitable supervisor and approval by the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) of the School.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Apply Online Applications can be made online at http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/OnlineApplicationsHonours
Course Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE
Graduates of this degree will be able to:
a) demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in Sustainable Development
b) demonstrate knowledge of research principles and methods

SKILLS
Graduates of this degree will be able to:
a) review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
b) apply technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding in some areas
c) exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
d) design and use research in a project
e) present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences

APPLICATION
Graduates of this degree will be able to:
a) demonstrate initiative and judgement in professional practice and/or scholarship
b) adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
c) show responsibility and accountability for own learning and practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
d) plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence

Adapted from the Australian Qualifications Framework: http://www.aqf.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/AQF-2nd-Edition-January-2013.pdf
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 - 24 credit points

Coursework - 12 credit points

Core Units - 9 credit points

POL501 Honours Research Seminar - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SUS500 Honours Topic in Sustainable Development - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external, U-internal, U-external

Elective Units - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

SUS512 Sustainability, Ecology and Communities - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SUS523 Cities and Sustainability - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

COD505 Mining, Communities and Sustainability - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Or another 500-level unit chosen in consultation with the Honours supervisor and Academic Chair.

Thesis - 12 credit points

SUS501 Honours Thesis in Sustainable Development - 12 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

For assistance with course planning, please contact your Student Advisor.

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