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What will I learn?

Overview

The world's governments have agreed to 17 challenging sustainable development goals to address poverty, justice and prosperity, while ensuring a healthy planet. How we reconcile these issues, and work with people to make changes to our current practices globally, nationally and locally sits at the heart of sustainable development that meets the needs of the present while safeguarding Earth's life support system on which the welfare of current and future generations depend.

This course will develop your practical skills so that you are equipped to effect changes towards sustainable development. You'll have options to develop your capabilities in a diverse range of areas including the environment, international politics and organisational management according to your professional needs.

KEY FEATURES

This course focuses on change-oriented processes for sustainable development, including organisational change, education and capacity building, and strategic planning.

You'll have opportunities to undertake a practical component either as work experience, consultancy practice or research.

This course is particularly suitable if you're working in an aid agency, non-governmental organisation, government agency, or business or international body that is concerned with issues of sustainable development.

You'll have the opportunity to study some units from the Macquarie University Graduate School of Management (MGSM) if you wish to work in organisational sustainability.

SUITABLE FOR

This degree is suitable for professionals working in the field of environment and development or sustainable development. It is particularly relevant to those involved in planning, financing and evaluating initiatives in sustainable development. Through its international case-study focus, the degree addresses the needs of professionals working in aid agencies, non-government organisations, government agencies, corporations and international bodies concerned with sustainability issues.

Career Opportunities

PROFESSIONS

Our graduates pursue careers:

  • in consultancy work with business or community
  • with local councils
  • as sustainability coordinators for regional and national businesses
  • in universities and other educational bodies

EMPLOYERS

  • aid agencies, such as AusAID
  • businesses such as Lend Lease, Fuji Xerox
  • government sector such as the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW)
  • international bodies such as the United Nations Development Program(UNDP)
  • non-government organisations such as the International Union for Conservation (IUCN)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

CRICOS

083810A

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,500.00 (20,20,474) per year

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

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

Macquarie University

Balaclava Road,

North Ryde,

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY,

New South Wales,

2109, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

AQF level 8 bachelor honours or graduate diploma qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent, Meet two of the following three criteria: AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent; Minimum two years relevant approved work experience at senior management level, professional certification or other recognised prior learning; AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with a WAM of 65; The required standard of English for this program is: Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

For international students

AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent

Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

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

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About Macquarie University

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  • More than 30,000 practical work placements available
  • One of Australia’s most generous scholarship programmes