SLE742 - Systems and Strategic Thinking


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour online class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 1 hour online class per week, 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week.


This unit is concerned with finding effective approaches to deal with 'wicked' problems linked to global unsustainable resource use. Practitioners need 'big picture thinking' and transdisciplinary collaborative skills to effectively manage the complex interrelationships between humans and the environment in a climate-challenged world. Systems and Strategic Thinking is designed to equip students with the systems and futures thinking skills they will need to deal with complex and messy problems in urban, regional and global contexts. The Unit will equip students from fields including arts, sciences, health and other social sciences with an understanding of systems-based and dynamic, participatory management approaches for sustainable social-ecological systems.

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