Master of Development Practice

Year

2011

Course Code

105504

Version

1

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course Pre-requisites

Completion of an appropriate undergraduate course at this or another University.  Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience or interest in international development practice.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Additional completion requirements for the field components of the course include: immunization certificates for Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, typhoid fever.

English Language Requirements

Students will be required to have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian IELTS (equivalent to TOEFFL score of 550). Students scoring above 400 but below 550 will be offered up to six months intensive language training prior to admittance to the course.

Post admission requirements

Prior to undertaking the field components of the course, students must provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B as well as immunisation certificates for Tetanus, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid Fever. JCU Infectious Diseases policy and Immunisation Guidelines

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

48 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS:

EV5011:03   Contemporary Issues in Development Practice

EV5012:03   Tropical Landscapes and Livelihoods

EV5013:03   Climate Change: The Science, Impacts and Solutions

EC5205:03   Economic Growth and Regional Development

PL5003:03   Governance, Democratisation and the State

BZ5520:03   Agroecology

LB5525:03   Conflict and Dispute Analysis

TM5552:03   International Health Agencies and Development

EV5910:03   Minor Project (Part 1 of 2)

EV5920:03   Minor Project (Part 2 of 2)

Select 3 credit points of specified level 5 subjects from each group listed below

Group 1

BZ5212:03   Tropical Wetlands Ecology and Management

BZ5215:03   Conservation Biology

BZ5440:03   Ecology and Conservation

BZ5490:03   Advanced Tropical Ecosystems and Climate Change

EA5016:03   Hydrology

EA5018:03   Field Studies in Tropical Water and Soil Science

EA5340:03   Disturbed Site Repair

EV5001:03   Environmental and Regional Planning

EV5002:03   Environmental Impact Assessment

EV5003:03   Environmental Economics

EV5009:03   Foundations of Natural Resource Management

EV5010:03   Planning for Sustainable Communities in a Changing Environment

EV5205:03   Conserving Tropical Rainforests

EV5252:03   Indigenous Environmental Management

EV5254:03   Tropical Agroforestry

EV5500:03   Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing

EV5601:03   Social Impact Assessment: Environmental Management

MB5350:03   Current Issues in Coral Reef Ecology

Group 2

TM5513:03   Public Health Management

TM5514:03   Environmental Health

TM5515:03   Epidemiology for Public Health

TM5528:03   Health Promotion

TM5550:03   Environmental Health in Emergencies and Disasters

TM5554:03   Theory and Practice of Public Health

TM5570:03   Health Promotion Research and Evaluation

Group 3

ED5911:03   Education for Sustainability

ED5912:03   Co-Learning for a Sustainable Future

ED5913:03   Communicating Sustainability

IA5010:03   Indigenous Research Ethics

IA5011:03   Field Procedures in Indigenous Research

IA5012:03   Interpreting Research

IA5119:03   Empowerment and Change

PL5110:03   Government and Politics in Developing Areas

PY5101:03   Understanding Organisations in Rural Health Settings

PY5102:03   Workplace Communication Skills

WS5103:03   Community Development

Group 4

EC5209:03   Regional Economic Development

EC5210:03   The Economics of Environmental Management

LA5902:03   Environmental Law and Policy

LB5003:03   Economics for Managers

LB5203:03   Sustainable Enterprise

LB5208:03   Leadership in Contemporary Organisations

LB5514:03   Indigenous and Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution

TO5031:03   Tourism Issues in Developing Countries

TO5047:03   Hospitality, Culture and People

OPTIONS:

Select 6 credit points from the specified list:

BZ5212:03   Tropical Wetlands Ecology and Management

BZ5215:03   Conservation Biology

BZ5440:03   Ecology and Conservation

BZ5490:03   Advanced Tropical Ecosystems and Climate Change

EA5016:03   Hydrology

EA5018:03   Field Studies in Tropical Water and Soil Science

EA5340:03   Disturbed Site Repair

EV5001:03   Environmental and Regional Planning

EV5002:03   Environmental Impact Assessment

EV5003:03   Environmental Economics

EV5009:03   Foundations of Natural Resource Management

EV5010:03   Planning for Sustainable Communities in a Changing Environment

EV5205:03   Conserving Tropical Rainforests

EV5252:03   Indigenous Environmental Management

EV5254:03   Tropical Agroforestry

EV5500:03   Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing

EV5601:03   Social Impact Assessment: Environmental Management

MB5350:03   Current Issues in Coral Reef Ecology

TM5513:03   Public Health Management

TM5514:03   Environmental Health

TM5515:03   Epidemiology for Public Health

TM5528:03   Health Promotion

TM5550:03   Environmental Health in Emergencies and Disasters

TM5554:03   Theory and Practice of Public Health

TM5570:03   Health Promotion Research and Evaluation

ED5911:03   Education for Sustainability

ED5912:03   Co-Learning for a Sustainable Future

ED5913:03   Communicating Sustainability

IA5010:03   Indigenous Research Ethics

IA5011:03   Field Procedures in Indigenous Research

IA5012:03   Interpreting Research

IA5119:03   Empowerment and Change

PL5110:03   Government and Politics in Developing Areas

PY5101:03   Understanding Organisations in Rural Health Settings

PY5102:03   Workplace Communication Skills

WS5103:03   Community Development

EC5209:03   Regional Economic Development

EC5210:03   The Economics of Environmental Management

LA5902:03   Environmental Law and Policy

LB5003:03   Economics for Managers

LB5203:03   Sustainable Enterprise

LB5208:03   Leadership in Contemporary Organisations

LB5514:03   Indigenous and Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution

TO5031:03   Tourism Issues in Developing Countries

TO5047:03   Hospitality, Culture and People

Majors

Type of major

This course does not have Majors

Credit points in major

Nil

Special requirements

Nil

Candidature

Expected time to complete

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

4 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

The grade of Pass Conceded may not be awarded in subjects for this course.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

12 credit points, unless part of an approved articulation process

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 9 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

This is a joint degree

No

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable