Course (2013)

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Sustainability (BSust)

  • B1306BACHELOR OF SUSTAINABILITY

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Title Sustainability (BSust)
Course Code B1306
Study Level Bachelor
School School of Management and Governance
Qualification Bachelor of Sustainability (BSust) in Sustainability
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Description There is a growing demand for graduates who have the knowledge and skills to work within government, businesses and communities to create a more sustainable world. This degree aims to train this next generation of sustainability leaders. The course is designed to prepare sustainability practitioners for world-changing work at the local, regional and global levels. Students learn about the environmental, economic, social and cultural dimensions of sustainability, and have the opportunity to develop a diverse range of green skills. Areas covered include sustainable technologies, energy policy, climate change, environmental education and behaviour change, and sustainability politics. The course is oriented to people who want to make a difference through a sustainability career and who are looking for a qualification that provides a broader range of sustainability knowledge and skills than might be possible through a Science or Arts degree.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements.

English competence.

Internet access is required for students studying externally; exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Employment Prospects There are increasing employment opportunities within Australia and overseas for graduates who are knowledgeable, skilled and passionate about sustainable development. Graduates with these 'green skills' are in demand in Federal, State and Local government, in non-government organisations, international agencies, corporations, local business and the media.
Recommended Double Majors Community Development (BA); Conservation and Wildlife Biology (BSc); Environmental Science (BEnvSc, BSc); International Aid and Development (BA); Politics and International Studies (BA); Sustainability Science (BSc); Sustainable Development (BA)
Recommended Minors Indigenous Sustainability; Issues in Global Development
Excluded Minors Sustainable Development
Further Informationhttp://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 - 72 credit points

Part I - 24 credit points

Foundation Unit - 3 credit points

Select one Foundation Unit from the Foundation Units section in this Handbook.

Core Units - 12 credit points

STP108 Introduction to Sustainable Development -- 3 pts
Murdoch: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

ENV102 Introduction to Environmental Science -- 3 pts
Murdoch: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal

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ENV104 Australian Environmental Issues -- 3 pts
Murdoch: S2-internal, S2-external

STP109 Approaches to Sustainable Development -- 3 pts
Murdoch: S2-internal, S2-external

SSH100 Ideas in Action -- 3 pts
Murdoch: S2-internal, S2-external
Rockingham: S1-internal

Specified Elective - 0 to 3 credit points

Students intending to take TOU201 Sustainable Tourism in Part II must ensure they have completed the appropriate prerequisite and must take one of the Part I units listed below:

TOU101 Introduction to Tourism Systems -- 3 pts
Murdoch: S1-internal, S1-external
Rockingham: S1-internal

TOU102 Travel and Tourism in Society -- 3 pts
Murdoch: S2-internal, S2-external
Rockingham: S2-internal

General Electives - 6 to 9 credit points

Select from any 100-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites.
Students are advised to consider using these points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor.
Recommended double major(s): Community Development (BA); Conservation and Wildlife Biology (BSc); Environmental Science (BEnvSc, BSc); International Aid and Development (BA); Politics and International Studies (BA); Sustainability Science (BSc); Sustainable Development (BA).
Recommended minor(s): Indigenous Sustainability; Issues in Global Development.

Part II - 48 credit points

Core Units - 8 credit points

STP212 Sustainability, Ecology and Communities -- 4 pts
Murdoch: S1-internal, S1-external

ENV212 Global and Regional Sustainability -- 4 pts
Murdoch: S2-internal, S2-external

Specified Electives - 16 credit points

Sustainability is interdisciplinary and has many dimensions. Select four units that explore dimensions that are of particular interest to you.

STP205 Economics and Sustainability -- 4 pts
Murdoch: W-internal, W-external

STP206 Sustainability Ethics -- 4 pts
Murdoch: S2-internal, S2-external

TOU201 Sustainable Tourism -- 4 pts
Murdoch: S1-internal, S1-external

HIS283 Earth, Fire, Wind and Water: Australian Environmental History -- 4 pts
NA 2013

POL285 Environmental Politics -- 4 pts
Murdoch: S1-external

AIS301 Country, Nature and Identity: Indigenous Sustainability -- 4 pts
Murdoch: S1-internal, S1-external

ENV210 Environmental Technology for Sustainability -- 4 pts
Murdoch: S2-internal, S2-external

ENV228 Environmental Policy and Law -- 4 pts
Murdoch: S2-internal, S2-external

PEC391 Energy Policy -- 4 pts
Murdoch: S2-internal, S2-external

EDU450 Environmental Education for Sustainability -- 4 pts
Murdoch: S2-internal, S2-external

General Electives - 24 credit points

Select from the Specified Electives not already completed or any other 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites.
Students are advised to consider using these points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor.
Recommended double major(s): Community Development (BA); Conservation and Wildlife Biology (BSc); Environmental Science (BEnvSc, BSc); International Aid and Development (BA); Politics and International Studies (BA); Sustainability Science (BSc); Sustainable Development (BA).
Recommended minor(s): Indigenous Sustainability; Issues in Global Development.

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