- 2019



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

Offered by

School of Social Sciences



In this specialisation you will examine the role, structure and processes of government, market and civil society in relation to the environment and sustainability agenda. You will examine social and institutional frameworks for environmental governance and the tools for environmental analysis and decision making within the context of different doctrines of development. The specialisation will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to critically analyse problems of environmental governance and sustainability to enable societal and governmental change.


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
  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):
    • APG5230 Ecosystems and environmental management
    • APG5426 Environmental analysis
    • APG5428 Environmental governance and citizenship
  2. One level 5 unit from Part C(a) in any specialisation in this coursein this course (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2019handbooks/courses/S6002.html), or from the list of electives under part D below (6 points)

Part D. Electives

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.