ENS5930 - Sustainability internship - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)
  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


ENS5930 (12 points) is the unit for students who wish to undertake a professional internship during a semester of the advanced practice year of the Master of Environment and Sustainability. Students undertake a project defined by a host organisation domestically or internationally with the approval of the unit and specialisation coordinator. The placement may be an affiliated arrangement where a consultancy or research project is carried out in association with the organisation and physical location at the organisation is not required. Host organisations may be from a diverse range of industries and sectors, including government departments, private industry and not-for-profit organisations. Students communicate the project findings to the host organisation in the format specified by the host organisation, such as a consultation paper, report, commentary, manual, submission or speech. The host organisation provides field supervision, and the Faculty of Arts provides academic supervision. The unit includes some scheduled activities alongside the project work to enhance and develop professional skills. Students from any specialisation can undertake this unit if they fulfil the academic requirements and gain approval from the appropriate coordinators.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to find solutions to complex problems.
  2. Exercise critical thinking and professional judgment in developing new understandings.
  3. Show technical skill in designing, conducting and reporting on a research project.
  4. Plan and execute a professional project with a degree of independence and accountability.
  5. Communicate in a clear and coherent way that is effective for the purpose and the intended audience.
  6. Collaborate with others on a project in a workplace setting.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

The minimum expected workload for project work combined with any scheduled activities is 288 hours over the course of one semester.

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Chief examiner(s)

To be advised


A Distinction average (70%) across Masters core units is required


This unit cannot be undertaken with other advanced practice units including ENS5900, ENS5901, ENS5902, ENS5910 and ENS5920 except by special approval from the specialisation coordinator. Preparatory students should complete Part B before taking the unit.