Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Monash Passport categoryDepth (Enhance Program)
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Geoff Rose


This unit introduces the multifaceted concept of sustainability. Using multiple perspectives, informed by research, the unit will present a coherent, personalising and engaging introduction to the concept of sustainability. Broader sustainability concepts and implications will be explored through shared individual and collective experiences. Students will explore new interpretations, applications and evaluations of sustainability by actively researching relevant contemporary cases to students' immediate environments of home, work and play. From a better understanding of sustainability, students will have the opportunity to be active advocates for sustainability in and beyond their immediate environments.


The learning objectives associated with this unit are to:

  1. comprehend and explain principles of different perspectives of sustainability
  2. illustrate and apply sustainability skills, tools and strategies in students' immediate environments
  3. analyse process, governance and trans-disciplinary approaches to achieving sustainable outcomes.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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