- 2018



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



This specialisation offered in conjunction with the Monash Sustainable Development Institute will enable you to develop your capacity to lead change and implement sustainability solutions in a range of contexts, reflecting different organisational settings (community, business, government and non-government), geographic scales (local to global) and problem domains (environmental, social and economic). The specialisation is designed to equip you with professional skills and with the capacity to analyse complex systems, identify effective intervention points and collaboratively design processes of influence to achieve more sustainable outcomes.


Part B. Specialisation preparatory studies (24 points)

You must complete:

  1. Two units (12 points) from the following:
    • APG4554 Resource evaluation and management
    • APG5060 Advanced academic skills
    • ATS2547 Cities and sustainability
    • ATS2548 Environmental policy and management
    • ECC2800 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in a globalised world
    • MGC3950 Managing for sustainability
  2. Elective units (12 points) from the list of electives under part D below

Part C. Specialist studies (24 points)

You must complete:

  1. The following three units (18 points):
    • ENS5510 Processes to influence change
    • ENS5520 Understanding human behaviour to influence change
    • ENS5530 Leading change for sustainable development
  2. One level 5 unit from the list of electives under part D below (6 points)

Part D. Electives

  • APG5230 Ecosystems and environmental management
  • APG5426 Environmental analysis
  • APG5428 Environmental governance and citizenship
  • APG5433 Corporate sustainability management
  • APG5434 Sustainability measurement
  • APG5627 Research in political ecology
  • APG5628 Deconstructing development
  • BTF5000 Corporate governance
  • BTF5904 Law and commercial business
  • BTF5910 Sustainability regulation
  • ENS5310 Securing biodiversity and ecosystems
  • ENS5320 Climate change, energy and human security
  • ENS5330 Water security and environmental pollution
  • LAW5314Not offered in 2018 International environmental law
  • LAW5367 Energy law, regulation and policy
  • LAW5368Not offered in 2018 Regulation of Australian water resources
  • LAW5382 Principles of environmental law
  • LAW5389 The law of climate change
  • LAW5454Not offered in 2018 Climate governance and citizen justice
  • MGF5020 Business ethics in a global environment
  • MGF5030 Corporate social responsibility
  • any core unit from Part C in a different specialisation in this coursein this course (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/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.