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What will I learn?

This course deals with the challenges posed by sustainable development and the opportunities it presents to businesses, governments and communities. It equips decision makers in the private and public sectors with the tools and skills to analyse sustainability issues.

You will receive a thorough grounding in the management skills you need to become a sustainability leader. This includes the ability to plan, evaluate and manage an organisation's environmental, social and economic performance in a rapidly changing world.

This course comprises four course units, eight specialisation units of your choice and two dissertation units.

Through the coursework, you will build a skills portfolio that will provide you with knowledge about a variety of sustainability­-related areas. These include industrial ecology, natural systems, organisational strategies for sustainability, corporate stewardship and social responsibility.

This course is best suited if you have an interest in broadening your career horizons and upskilling in an increasingly important, strategic global issue.

Career information

Graduates are equipped to tackle both current and emerging environmental and sustainability issues faced by organisations. Being able to contribute to their organisations in such an important way significantly enhances promotional opportunities and enables graduates to capitalise on the many rapidly growing employment opportunities in this field.

What you'll learn

Use knowledge of key environment and sustainability management concepts, principles and tools to analyse problems and propose viable solutions
Analyse and evaluate the linkages between business practice and sustainability to identify immediate and downstream impact of business activities
Apply sustainability metrics and tools to assess real-world examples to describe, implement and evaluate solutions
Communicate sustainability issues effectively to corporate professionals from all fields
Recognise the role technologies play in achieving sustainability outcomes, and be able to utilise them where appropriate
Plan, manage and evaluate learning
Consider sustainability issues and practices from a global perspective; apply international standards for assessing sustainability
Demonstrate awareness and respect for the social and cultural dimensions of sustainability practices and issues
Display professional behaviour both independently and as a team member through the use of ethical practices.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

CRICOS

061489J

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,400.00 (17,34,475) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $65,400

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

Start date

Expected March, July 2022

Venue

Curtin Malaysia

CDT 250, 98009 Miri Sarawak,

98000, Sarawak, Malaysia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,300.00 (19,96,788) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $75,100; Eligible applicants for the Access Support Scholarship will receive AUD $1500 one-off fee remission against their Semester 1 2021 tuition fees for programs at Curtin’s Western Australian campuses.

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

Start date

Expected March, July 2022

Venue

Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,

BENTLEY,

Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A bachelor degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution or equivalent, and at least three years relevant work experience. English Language Requirements: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 60. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 6.0; Overall band score: 6.5; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.

For international students

You must have a bachelor degree in science and have achieved competency in business, environmental science, science, engineering, health or arts.

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 60. Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 6.0; Overall band score: 6.5; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.

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

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