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Working in Development (SWM512)

Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: W-internal
Description Aid and development professionals are employed across a range of institutional settings. This unit examines the work of international consultants in particular and is taught by expert practitioners with a wealth of experience in consultancies, project management and policy advice in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Students work in teams through the tasks of project design and implementation, taking into account cross-cutting issues of gender, sustainability and governance, and develop networking opportunities into the aid and development industry.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars and workshops are delivered in intensive teaching mode (24 hours contact time), which may include evenings and weekends. Students will then complete research assignments independently, in consultation with teaching staff.
Assessment The unit consists of four assessment tasks: in-class activities and 'class citizenship' (10%), a research essay (40%), and group assignments (30%) and In-class test (20%). The essay and group assignments will allow students to demonstrate knowledge of, and critically engage with, key and practical issues in development.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Graduate Certificate in Development Studies, Master of Development Studies, or Master of International Affairs or Master of Public Policy and Management.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed SSH512 Working in Aid and SSH606 Working in Aid and Development may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: SSH512
2013: 'Working in Aid'
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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.


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