Bachelor of Sustainability

Administration and Availability Information

Course Code

106310

Version

1

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English (4,SA),

Maths B desirable

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72 credit points as per course structure

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor Degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7).

Course Structure

Level 1

Core Subjects

BZ1001:03 Fundamentals of Biology

EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change

EV1008:03 Human Geography  New subject for 2012

EV1011:03 Introduction to Sustainability  New subject for 2012

SC1101:03 Science: Nature and Understanding

WS1005:03 Human Rights and Social Issues

Options

Select 3 credit points from the specified list:

MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics

BU1004:03 Management, People and Organisations

BZ1003:03 Introduction to Plant Science

BZ1004:03 The Diversity of Animal Life

SS1010:03 Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences

PLUS

Select 3 credit points from the specified list:

SC1102:03 Systems Modelling and Visualisation

BU1003:03 Economics for Business

BA1002:03 Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

Level 2

Core Subjects

AN2013:03 Culture, Knowledge and Environment

EV2003:03 Introduction to Environment Economics

EV2360:03 Cradle to Grave: Population, Economy and Environment

EV2011:03 The Case for Sustainability  New subject for 2013

Options

Select 3 credit points from the specified list:

BU2007:03 Project Management

LA2902:03 Environmental Law and Policy

PLUS

Select 3 credit points from the specified list:

BZ2440:03 Ecology and Conservation

IA2013:03 Ecology and Australian Indigenous Cultures

Level 3

Core Subjects

EV3009:03 Foundations of Natural Resource Management

EV3010:03 Planning for Sustainable Communities in a Changing Environment

EV3011:03 Sustainability in Practice New subject for 2014

WS3214:03 Developmental Approaches to Eco-Social Justice

Major

Select a major from the table below

Majors

Type of major

Single

Credit points in major

18 credit points

Special requirements

 

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Business

Cairns

 

Science

Cairns

 

Social Science

Cairns

 

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years (including leave of absence)

Maximum leave of absence

2 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete 12 credit points level 1 subjects before attempting any level 2 or 3 subjects

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Not applicable

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A student who has failed the final subject towards this degree, may, under normal circumstances as approved by the Faculty of Science and Engineering, be granted an supplementary examination in that final subject, even if that subject does not normally allow a supplementary examination.

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

48 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing should not be granted for subjects completed more than 10 years prior to enrolment for the award for which advanced standing is being sought.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 20 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

A maximum of 6 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3.

Award Details

This is a joint degree

No

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Any major studied may appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Available as an additional year of study

Eligibility

By selection, dependant on availability of supervisory staff.  Normally a minimum average grade of Credit is required in the pass degree subjects relevant to the field in which Honours is to be taken.