Sustainability

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Sustainability

Graduate Certificate in Sustainability

Students must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 12 credit points of core units of study including;
(i) 6 credit points from core units, and
(ii) 6 credit points from additional core units
(b) 12 credit points of units of study selected from the remaining core units of study or elective units of study.

Graduate Diploma in Sustainability

Students must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 36 credit points of core units of study, including;
(i) 6 credit points from core units, and
(ii) 30 credit points from additional core units
(b) 12 credit points of units of study selected from the remaining core units of study or elective units of study.

Master of Sustainability

Students must complete 72 credit points, including:
(a) 36 credit points of core units of study, including;
(i) 6 credit points from core units
(ii) 30 credit points from additional core units
(b) 12 credit points of elective units of study from the remaining core units of study or elective units of study; and
(c) 24 credit points of Capstone experience units of study.

Core Unit

SUST5001
Introduction to Sustainability
6   

Note: Students in the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability, Graduate Diploma in Sustainability or Master of Sustainability must take this unit in their first semester of study. This unit of study involves essay-writing. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Additional Core Units

SUST5002
Food and Water Security
6   

This unit of study involves essay and blog writing and group work. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Semester 2
SUST5003
Energy and Resources
6   

This unit of study involves essay-writing. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Semester 1
SUST5004
Sustainable Development and Population Health
6   

This unit of study involves essay-writing. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Semester 2
SUST5005
Law, Policy and Sustainability
6   

This unit of study involves essay-writing. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Intensive October
SUST5006
Sustainability: Business and Leadership
6   

This unit of study involves essay-writing. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Semester 1
PHYS5031
Ecological Econ and Sustainable Analysis
6      Semester 1

Capstone Experience Units

SUST5007
Research Project A
24    P Any 36 credit points of the following: SUST5001 or SUST5002 or SUST5003 or SUST5004 or SUST5005 or SUST5006 or PHYS5031
N SUST5008 or SUST5009
Semester 1
Semester 2
SUST5008
Research Project B
12    P Any 36 credit points of the following: SUST5001 or SUST5002 or SUST5003 or SUST5004 or SUST5005 or SUST5006 or PHYS5031
N SUST5007
Semester 1
Semester 2
SUST5009
Research Project C
12    P Any 36 credit points of the following: SUST5001, SUST5002, SUST5003, SUST5004, SUST5005, SUST5006, PHYS5031
N SUST5007
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective Units

AFNR5502
Remote Sensing, GIS and Land Management
6    A ENVX3001 and SOIL3004.
Semester 1
AFNR5511
Soil Processes, Assessment and Management
6      Semester 1
AFNR5801
Climate Change: Process, History, Issues
6    A A basic understanding of climate change processes and issues.
Semester 2
ARCH9080
Urban Ecology, Design and Planning
6    N PLAN9048
Semester 2
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
6    N BETH5206


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 2
CSYS5020
Interdependent Civil Systems
6      Semester 1
CSYS5030
Information Theory and Self-Organisation
6    A Competency in 1st year mathematics, and basic computer programming skills are assumed. Competency in 1st year undergraduate level statistics (for example, covering probabilities, conditional probabilities, Gaussian distribution, correlations, statistical significance/hypothesis testing and p-values). An exposure to linear algebra would be useful but not mandatory.
Semester 2
CSYS5040
Criticality in Dynamical Systems
6    A Mathematics at first-year undergraduate level. Some familiarity with mathematical and computational principles at an undergraduate university level (for example, differential calculus or linear algebra). Familiarity with a programming language at a beginners level for data analysis.
Semester 2
DESC9147
Sustainable Building Design Principles
6    A Fundamental knowledge of building design
Semester 1
DESC9201
Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
6      Semester 2
DVST6904
Rethinking Poverty
6      Semester 1
ECOP6108
Economic Management for Sustainability

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 1
EDPC5024
Systems, Change and Learning
6      Semester 2
ENVI5705
Ecological Principles
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level Mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 1
ENVI5708
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
6      Semester 1
ENVI5801
Social Science of Environment
6      Semester 1
ENVI5809
Environmental Simulation Modelling
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level Mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 2a
ENVI5903
Sustainable Development

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study involves additional costs.
Intensive July
GEOG5001
Geographic Information Science A
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 1a
GEOG5004
Environmental Mapping and Monitoring
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 2b
GOVT6223
Topics in Environmental Politics

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
GOVT6135
Global Environmental Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6316
The Politics of Policy Making
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6331
Public Management and Governance
6      Semester 1
HPOL5000
Health Policy and Health Economics
6    N PUBH5032


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
HPOL5007
Global Health Policy
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 2
IBUS5002
Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    N IBUS5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6011
New Business Opportunities and Startups

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    A IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
N IBUS5011 or WORK6112
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6016
Social Entrepreneurship

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    A IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
Semester 2
INFS5001
Project Management

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    N INFS6014
Semester 1
Semester 2
ITLS5100
Transport and Infrastructure Foundations
6    N TPTM6241


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
Semester 2
ITLS6103
Sustainable Transport Strategies

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 1
ITLS6202
Sustainable Logistics and Procurement
6    C ITLS5020 or ITLS5000 or ITLS5250 or TPTM5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6061
International Environmental Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive April
LAWS6252
Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System
6    N LAWS6881


This unit must be completed prior to commencing other law units of study. Law graduates from a non-common law jurisdiction are recommended to undertake this unit. The unit is not available to students who have acquired an undergraduate law degree from Australia or another common law jurisdiction. It is important to enrol well in advance of classes in order to complete pre-class readings (normally available to enrolled students 3 weeks prior to the first class). If you are unable to enrol in the unit in Sydney Student https://sydneystudent.sydney.edu.au/sitsvision/wrd/SIW_LGN, please contact law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive April
Intensive September
Session 1 Early Census
Session 2 Early Census
MKTG5001
Foundation in Marketing
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
Semester 2
PACS6914
Conflict-Resolving Media
6    N SCWK6935
Intensive August
PHYS4801
Industrial Ecology
6      Semester 1
PHYS4802
Quantitative Disaster Analysis
6      Semester 2
PHYS5032
Techniques for Sustainability Analysis
6   

Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PHYS5033
Environmental Footprints and IO Analysis
6   

Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PHYS5034
Life Cycle Analysis
6   

Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 2