Units of study

Core units of study

The core units of study in the Sustainability program are:

Unit code

Unit name

Unit type

Mode

When

Week day

Seminar time

SUST5001

Introduction to Sustainability

Core

Weekly classes

Semester 1, Semester 2

Mondays

5-7.30pm

SUST5002

Food and Water Security

Optional core

Weekly classes

Semester 2

Tuesdays

5-7.30pm

SUST5003

Energy and Resources

Optional core

Weekly classes

Semester 1

Tuesdays

5-7.30pm

SUST5004

Populations and Health

Optional core

Weekly classes (alternating workshops and online tutorials)

Semester 2

Thursdays 2, 16 & 30 August & 13 September (with online tutorials in alternate weeks)

10am-5pm

SUST5005

Policy and Sustainability

Optional core

Intensive

Semester 2

Wednesday 10, Thursday 11, Friday 12, Saturday 13 October (Session 110)

9am-5pm

SUST5006

Sustainability: Business and Leadership

Optional core

Weekly classes

Semester 1

Wednesdays

5-7.30pm

PHYS5031

Ecological Economics and Sustainability Analysis

Optional core

Weekly classes

Semester 1

Thursdays (Tutorials start from 7pm)

 

5-7pm

SUST5007-9*

Capstone research project

Core*

Self-organised meetings with mentor

Semester 1, Semester 2

Briefing: Thursday 8 March (Week 1)

Presentations: Thursdays 22 March (Week 3), 3 May (Week 8) and 31 May (Week 12)

Meetings with Academic Advisors should be individually negotiated.

5-9.00pm

* The Capstone research project is a core unit for Master of Sustainability students only.

Unit Scheduling

  • Scheduled face-to-face time in core units of study is typically held after business hours (i.e., after 5pm weekdays) or in an intensive format (e.g., 4 full days).
  • Face-to-face time in the capstone project should be negotiated with your academic advisors and workplace mentors.
  • Scheduled face-to-face time in elective units of study is variable. Enquiries should be directed to the relevant faculty or department.

Information about how to get your personal timetable is available online.

Induction for new students

Commencing students in SUST5001 are obliged to attend a Sustainability induction session for new students before the start of semester. At the induction, new students will meet the Program Coordinator and other key figures in the program, and find out what you need to know about the program before classes start.


Date: 2 March 2018
Time: 5-6pm
Venue: Merewether Lecture Room 6 (Rm 160)

Introduction to Capstone

An overview of the capstone, its structure and purpose.

Available for all the students in Master of Sustainability program.


Date: 8 March 2018
Time: 5-6pm
Venue: New Law School Annexe SR 446

Elective units and example study plans

The list of possible elective units is broad, allowing you to choose from a range of disciplines. Check the Faculty of Science Handbook for a list of current electives.

To provide some guidance, example study plans have been developed. These are intended to illustrate how some students may structure their degree around a particular area of interest, however this is not associated with a specific major or stream. for those students interested in more disparate subjects, it is just as acceptable to choose electives from completely different disciplines or focus areas. Example study plans include:

Note that the example study plans are not exhaustive; they are intended to be a guide only.