Courses Handbook 2008

310193 v.2 Master of Philosophy (Corporate Sustainability)


Course CRICOS Code: 061499G
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years


This research course is designed to provide opportunities through leading edge, applied research to develop special interests in selected areas of corporate sustainability including eco-efficiency, cleaner production, sustainable technology or sustainability management.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

An undergraduate program in a related area with at least second-class honours or an equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary education institute. Performance greater than or equal to an average of 70 per cent across all units in a postgraduate diploma in a related area is considered an equivalent qualification, providing a research topic or project exceeding 30 per cent of the credit points for the course was also completed.

Special Note

It is a requirement that at least two-thirds of this course is undertaken by research and only up to one-third can be undertaken by coursework. Students without the specific knowledge required to complete the course may be required to undertake specific coursework units.

Duration and Availability

This course is by research and normally requires two years full-time study or equivalent part-time study. While the course is normally studied internally, it can be completed by a student off-campus, subject to meeting the university's policy for appropriate face-to-face contact during the period of the course.

Course Organisation

This course is studied as a research degree. The content of the degree should be determined in the consultation with the course coordinator, Centre of Excellence in Cleaner Production. Students without prior studies in research methods and statistical data analyses may be required to undertake relevant preparatory units as part of their program of study. Areas of study normally reflect the research interests of staff and include eco-efficiency, cleaner production, sustainable technology and sustainability management.

Career Opportunities

This course provides opportunities for students to extend their professional development into the areas of eco- efficiency, cleaner production, sustainable technology or corporate sustainability by undertaking leading edge, applied research in these areas. This will enable them to take a leadership role in transitioning their organisations to benefit from the opportunities presented by sustainability issues and approaches presented by sustainability issues and approaches, locally, nationally and globally.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Majors, Streams or Other Core Components
310194 v.2   Master Thesis - Corporate Sustainability


Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2008 Bentley Campus Research Term 1 Y        
2008 Bentley Campus Research Term 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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