Course Title: Sustainability Project 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Sustainability Project 1

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ENVI1186

City Campus

Postgraduate

120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2016

ENVI1186

City Campus

Postgraduate

120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2016

ENVI1186

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Edmund Horan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3926

Course Coordinator Email: edmund.horan@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 12.12.18

Course Coordinator Availability: By email appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

To successfully complete this course, it is assumed that you should have some work experience in a professional area and should enter the course with at least one issue of sustainability that you wish to pursue.


Course Description

During the course you will explore a particular area of sustainability negotiated with your supervisor and develop a project report on that issue.
The Sustainability Project 1-4 courses progress through the program via one major project (there is an option of multiple smaller projects of increasing sophistication of engagement).


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for MC240 Master of Sustainable Practice

K1 - A body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments of sustainability in discipline and/or area of professional practice.

K2 - Knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and or learning.

S2 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice.

S3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level.


On the completion of this course you should be able to:

1 Propose a project brief as part of the problem solving process

2 Identify and define sustainability problems in the context of a complex sustainability project

3 Elaborate issues relevant to a sustainability problem

4 Communicate unformed ideas and problems to others from a range of discipline areas

5 Research sustainability issues across disciplines


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities in this course are embodied in workshops, their preparation and post workshop activities. These workshops are formed around the sustainability project work. In particular activities will include:

  • Participating in workshop sessions 
  • Forming groups 
  • Developing a learning contract 
  • Identifying problem for a project 
  • Reading about sustainability problem(s) and issues, from a range of perspectives – economic, social, environmental 

During the course you will explore a particular area of sustainability negotiated with your supervisor and develop a report on that issue

Total study hours: 120


Overview of Learning Resources

Course information and learning materials will be provided through myRMIT or in class. Lists of reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided.


Overview of Assessment

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

The course assessment reflects the aim to encourage research on a topic of sustainability thus assessment is heavily weighted towards the production of a Research Report.

Assessment 1 Project Briefs

Students develop individual project briefs for report submission and progress report mid semester - 15%

CLO 1

Assessment 2 Research Report

85%

CLO 1,2,3,4&5