Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Bruce Missingham


Previously coded IDA5220


This unit offers a practical, hands-on approach for learning a range of applied skills needed by professionals in international development organizations. It will introduce students to the working culture of institutions involved in international aid and development. The unit will cultivate knowledge of the range of organisations and institutions involved in international development, funding requirements of aid agencies, development management skills such as the logical framework (logframe) approach, and project proposals writing, monitoring and evaluation.


Students who regularly attend and actively participate in seminar discussions and complete all assignments during the semester will:

  1. Have a sound understanding of theoretical and empirical issues pertaining to international development actors, ideologies, policies, structures and procedures;
  2. Be conversant in the "language of development," and have a working familiarity with many of the important formats, tools, instruments and procedures employed in the planning, implementation and assessment of international development programs and projects.


Participation: 10%
Minor Essay: 20%
Group project and presentation:70%

Chief examiner(s)

Bruce Missingham

Contact hours

One 3-hour seminar/tutorial per week


6-12 points of core 4th year units