Course Title: Environmental Policy Project Vietnam

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Environmental Policy Project Vietnam

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr Melissa Neave

Course Coordinator Phone: +(61 3) 9925 2512

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 8, Level 11

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed 96 credit points in the Bachelor of Environment and Society (BP000) program or the Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Environment and Society (BP193) program.

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.

Contact your program manager if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. 


Course Description

The course provides you with the opportunity to apply research and analysis skills to the kinds of problems identified by organisations outside RMIT University. It emphasises the processes, methods and skills needed for research work and gives particular attention to the experiences of team work. Within this course you will investigate a research project that has relevance to your profession of interest. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. work collaboratively to define a project topic and review research methodologies used to examine that topic; 
  2. critically analyse a problem presented by the project topic; 
  3. identify the relationship between the project topic and relevant policy frameworks and/or social structures;
  4. evaluate your personal and professional engagement with the project topic. 

Overview of Learning Activities

Key concepts in this course will be developed through lectures and tutorials/online discussions/practicals and field visits. Travel, accommodation and materials costs will be associated with the field visit component. 

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and RMIT library resources. 

You will be expected to utilise library and electronic resources (as well as any other appropriate resources) to engage in the reading of academic literature. Recommended learning resources for each topic will mostly include journal articles and web resources but you will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment Tasks: 

1. Project Proposal (20%) (Linked to CLOs 1 and 2) 

2. Case Study Project Research Task (40%) (Linked to CLOs 1, 2 and 3) 

3. Personal and Professional Reflective Learning Task (40%) (Linked to CLO 4) 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or RMIT Student Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.