Sustainable Development and Society
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Environmental Design, Environmental Sustainability
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
This subject introduces students to the principles, theory and practice of sustainable development and its role in our society. It provides an insight into the key underpinning fundamentals of ecology, natural environment and the built environment before illustrating how they can be put into practice in areas such as the environment, cities and urban development, construction, architecture, property and urban planning.Learning Objectives1. Understand the relationship between the natural environment and urban environment and be able to demonstrate an ability to present knowledge gained to a wider audience.2. Develop analytical skills in assessing the relationship between the natural and built environments and sustainable development practices.3. Develop research skills and information / application skills and be able to convey research in both written and oral methods.4. Understand sustainability concepts and apply knowledge into the assessment of the built environment.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.