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Course Detail

Standard Academic Year
Course delivery methods
Engineering & technology
Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology
Course Offering Year
Course Offering Month
January - January
Weekday and Period
Course Number
MMJS 1133

Sustainability Management and Policy Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Course Overview

This course has two primary objectives. Firstly, it will present the theories and associated practices concerned with sustainable management, policy and governance. Concepts such as sustainable consumption and production, non-structural management, and sustainable policy making will be covered. Emphasis is placed on public and private sector governance and their different approaches to the integrated management of environmental, social and economic concerns. Secondly, current environmental policies – water, energy and waste – at both governmental and corporate levels will be analysed in relation to the theories covered in the first part of the course. Malaysian and global perspectives on these environmental policies are analysed. Furthermore, the key policy developments in the latest international sustainability reporting procedures, such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) will be covered. By the end of the course, participants will be equipped to i) evaluate the effectiveness of corporate or public sustainability strategies and ii) integrate different sustainable approaches into corporate and public sector settings. Case studies will be drawn from local and international scenarios. Particular emphasis will be placed on team-work and effective communication skills so that course participants can contribute to behaviour change approaches and corporate sustainability strategies.

Learning Achievement

1. Analyze the different theories and concepts related to sustainable management, policy and governance 2. Evaluate different policy options for a specific sector or industry and give reasons for identifying the most sustainable solution 3. Clearly communicate a corporate sustainable strategy and demonstrate the environmental & economic trade-offs, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats


Course prerequisites

Lecture and Discussion, Team Assessment, Presentation, Case Study, Final Examination

Grading Philosophy

Team Assessment (Group), Presentation (Individual), Case Study (Group), Final Examination

Course schedule

week 1, week 2 - 3, etc.

Course type

Online Course Requirement


Prof Dr Zuriati Zakaria

Other information

1. Choong W., Abdul Hakim, M & Mohammad Tahir Sabit, M (eds) (2012) Non- Structural Environmental Management. UTM Press. 2. Fischer J, Dyball R, Fazey I., et. al (2012). Human behavior and sustainability. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 153–160. 3. Vlek C. and Steg L. (2007) Human Behavior and Environmental Sustainability: Problems, Driving Forces, and Research Topics. Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 63, No. 1, pp. 1-19 4. National Green Technology Policy. Kementerian Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air (KeTTHA), 5. Hitam S. (1999) Sustainable energy policy and strategies: a prerequisite for the concerted development and promotion of the renewable energy in Malaysia. 6. Hezri A.A. & Hasan N. (2006). Towards sustainable development? The evolution of environmental Natural Resources Forum 30 :37–50 7. MOSTE (1998). National Policy on Biodiversity. Ministry of Science,Technology and the Environment, Kuala Lumpur. 8. MOSTE (2002). National Policy on the Environment. Ministry of Science,Technology and the Environment, Kuala Lumpur.

Site for Inquiry

Please inquire about the courses at the address below.

Contact person: Prof Dr Zuriati Zakaria

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