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Recommended texts and other resources
Ashford, N.A. and Hall, R.P. (2011) Technology, Globalisation, and Sustainable Development: Transforming the Industrial State, New Haven and London: Yale University Press.
Brundtland, G. (1987). Our Common Future Call for Action. Environ. Conserv. 14(04), p. 291.
Daly, H.E., Cobb, J.B., and Cobb, C.W. (1994) For the common good: Redirecting the economy toward community, the environment, and a sustainable future. Boston:Beacon Press.
Hawken, P. (2010). The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability. New York: Harper Business.
Hawken, P., Lovins, A. and Lovins, L. (1999). Natural Capitalism. Boston: Little, Brown and Co.
Meadows, D., Randers, J. and Meadows, D. (2004). The limits to growth. White River Junction, Vt: Chelsea Green Pub. Co.
Steinemann, A. Microeconomics for Public Decisions. Menlo Park, CA: Askmar Publishing, 2011.
- Subject notes
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The case study method of learning is used for this subject. Students work in classes of about 30 students to discuss a case study that they have previously researched in their groups.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Contemporary cases are given at the beginning of the semester
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
This subject uses contemporary engineering cases from around the world to explore the contextual issues that interrelate to engineering design.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Engineering Management Course Master of Philosophy - Engineering Course Ph.D.- Engineering Course Doctor of Philosophy - Engineering Course Master of Architectural Engineering Course Master of Environmental Engineering Course Master of Engineering Structures Specialisation (formal) Environmental Specialisation (formal) Spatial Specialisation (formal) Structural Specialisation (formal) Civil Specialisation (formal) Civil with Business
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Subject coordinator approval required
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.
Last updated: 17 February 2023