1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour workshop weekly
1 x 8-hour field placement per semester
1 Admission into MEMG-Master of Environmental Management
1a Admission into GCARCH-Graduate Certificate in Archaeology
1b Admission into GDPAHM-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology and Heritage Management
1c Admission into MAHM-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management
1d Admission into MAHMA-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management [1.5 years]
1e Admission into MHID-Master of Health and International Development
1f Admission into MGIS-Master of Geospatial Information Science
1g Admission into GCDA-Graduate Certificate in Development Administration
1h Admission into MEMS-Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ENVS9003, ENVS9701 has been successfully completed
Examination(s), Poster, Report
Topic description

The topic aims to develop the knowledge and skills in the analysis of the complex relationship between population and environment and to formulate and execute strategy for sustainable development. It also introduces sustainability paradigm, current national and global policies, science and economics of sustainable development. Having provided the required foundation, it then gives an overview of the current ecosystem services approach for sustainable development. Students will work on real case studies to evaluate the challenges and prospects related to a number of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in a local, national, or global context.

Educational aims

This topic provides an introduction to population dynamics and the principles, goals, and practice of sustainable development. Focusing on discussions about the history, development and future of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their achievability. Within the context of population growth, the topic examines the main strategies and pathways for achieving sustainable development, grouped into social, environmental, economic, and consumption strategies.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Evaluate the concepts and trends in population growth and relationship with sustainable development
  2. Assess the impact of population growth on the environment
  3. Appraise the principles, opportunities and limitations of the major strategies available to promote sustainable development
  4. Assess the complexity and influence of values, beliefs and ideas within debates on sustainable development
  5. Determine how, and the extent to which, environmental sustainability can be made compatible with economic development
  6. Argue an aspect of population and sustainable development after undertaking research in a professional form, both written and oral