- 2017



Commencement year

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Science



NOTE: This specialisation has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2016. For details of changes, please consult the Handbook change registerHandbook change register (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/2017-change-register.html).

This specialisation will introduce you to comparative perspectives on the theory and practice of international development, and frameworks for understanding the environmental impacts of development and for working towards sustainability. You will gain rigorous theoretical and practical training in analysis of international development practices and programs. The specialisation recognises that international development is a dynamic and changing sector, and will equip you with knowledge and skills to work in the sustainability and community development sector in Australia and internationally.


Part B. Specialisation preparatory studies (24 points)

Students complete:

  1. Two units (12 points) from the following:
    • APG4554 Resource evaluation and management
    • ATS2490 Advanced professional writing
    • ATS2547 Cities and sustainability
    • ATS2548 Environmental policy and management
    • ATS2628 Power and poverty: International development in a globalised world
  2. Elective units (12 points) from the list of electives under part D below

Part C. Specialist studies (24 points)

Students complete:

  1. The following two units (18 points):
    • APG5627 Research in political ecology
    • APG5628 Doctrines of development (12 points)
  2. One level 5 unit from Part C(a) in any specialisation in this coursein this course (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/courses/S6002.html), or from the list of electives under part D below (6 points)

Part D. Electives

  • APG4248 Field methods in anthropology and international development (12 points)
  • APG4554 Resource evaluation and management
  • APG5100 Colab M: Mentoring for development practice and professional development
  • APG5229 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in a globalised world
  • APG5804 Environmental revolutions
  • APG5805 Project planning and management in international development
  • any core unit from Part C in a different specialisation in this coursein this course (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/courses/S6002.html). You must consult with the unit coordinator to ensure you have the cognate knowledge to undertake the unit

Relevant courses

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following course:

  • S6002 Master of Environment and Sustainability

Students in other courses are not eligible to complete this specialisation.