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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Sustainable Communities will provide you with an understanding of the challenges communities face, and the ability to manage them in a volatile world. You will gain career-relevant skills in a practical setting, and have the opportunity to learn first-hand how other countries are seeking to create and maintain sustainable communities. Our technology-integrated learning ensures that you will graduate with the skills to excel.

What you will study

The Bachelor of Sustainable Communities is a multidisciplinary degree that provides the ability to appreciate complex environmental, economic and societal challenges, and a range of skills needed to provide solutions for sustainable communities.

You will study subjects from disciplines including Human Geography, Social Policy, Health and Society, Cultural Studies, Economics and Business, Science and Technology Studies, International Studies and Politics. You will gain skills in logical and critical thinking, creative problem-solving, practical research, computer applications (including geographic information systems), and strong communication skills.

Why choose this course

This degree will position you to take an active role in building a just and sustainable future. It will equip you with the skills to develop and implement real solutions for real problems; skills that are widely sought across the public, private and community sectors.

You will be taught by outstanding teachers and researchers who are able to feed their leading-edge research into their teaching, and are passionate about sustainability and the issues addressed in this degree.

The Illawarra region provides an outstanding urban and regional living laboratory in which to explore the challenges of, and solutions to, sustainable communities.

Career opportunities

Research Officer

Heritage Officer

Policy/Project Officer


Tourism and Recreation Planner

Geospatial Intelligence Officer

Market Researcher




Environmental Health Officer

International Aid Officer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,592.00 (14,62,706) per year
AUD $79,776 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $13,296

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

12 June 2022

More details

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission into this degree you need to have completed an undergraduate degree. The UOW School of Law requires a minimum average mark of 70% (or GPA/WAM equivalent).

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.0, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 70, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 54 (Reading and Writing 54, Speaking and Listening 47).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students