Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Civil Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Asadul Haque/Dr Rita Seethaler


This unit is an introduction to the principles and methods of triple-bottom-line evaluation of projects and policies in the area of civil engineering. As triple-bottom-line stands for economic, environmental and social requirements of sustainable development, this unit explicitly incorporates all three domains.


The objectives of the unit are to:

  • familiarise the students with the principles of sustainability;
  • give the students an opportunity to experience the application of an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating natural, social and engineering sciences; and
  • give students an opportunity to learn about the theory and application of well approved 'classical' approaches that have to be adapted to new situations


Assignments: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

150 hours study

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