Course Title: Sustainability Exegesis

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Sustainability Exegesis

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering


Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2016


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020

Course Coordinator: Edmund Horan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3926

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 12.12.18

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is based on a reflection of work throughout the MC240 Master of Sustainable Practice program and hence should be completed as the student approaches the end of that program.

Course Description

In the Exegesis Course, students are expected to perform a critical analysis of their journey in the MC240 Master of Sustainable Practice program. The materials developed throughout the program are used as the basis for this critical analysis. Students draw from their project work, their experiences in the Sustainability Body of Practice (ENVI1183 & ENVI1184) and Sustainability Project (ENVI 1186 – 1189) courses, their learning from option courses and their learning contract to develop this written report

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

S4 - Communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

S5 - Technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship.

A2 - With high level personal autonomy and accountability.

A3 - To plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.

On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

1 Provide a summary of learning achieved over the extensive period of the program

2 Explore personal motivations in journal and leaning contract

3 Reflect on a complex journey of problem-based learning

4 Communicate results to peers

5 Articulate the results of participation in the program, including the learning and the project results

6 Nominate areas requiring further work and identify strategies to realise your ideas and aspirations

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities for this course include reflecting with a mentor and in groups. Particular activities are:

  • Learning Contract completion 
  • Consultation with supervisor 
  • Group discussion and preparation of work suitable to  present at seminars

The course assessment reflects the aim to encourage reflection in topics of sustainability and the bulk of the assessment is directed towards the production of the final exegesis.

Total study hours: 120

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through the Learning Hub and will be provided with copies of additional materials as examples by the supervisor. Lists of reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided. Students will also use computer software within the School during project and assignment work. Writing in a research setting

Overview of Assessment

Note that: ☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment 1: Individual Project Briefs


Students develop individual project briefs for exegesis outline and progress report mid semester 


Assessment 2: Exegis


CLO’s 1,2,3,4,5 & 6