- 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



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)

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
    • 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)

You must complete:

  1. The following two units (18 points):
    • APG5627 Research in political ecology
    • APG5628 Deconstructing 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/2019handbooks/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
  • 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/2019handbooks/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.