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Master of Sustainability and the Built Environment

Location Bentley, Malaysia or Singapore This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus, mixed on- and off-campus and partially online
Intake February or July
Duration 1.5 years full time

Professions related to the Built Environment are becoming increasingly diverse, and the expected knowledge is moving beyond the limits of the discrete disciplines.  

This course provides the opportunity to gain the understanding, knowledge and skills from across disciplines. It adopts a flexible approach in which students will be able to construct their own in-demand skill sets to create new directions within the Built Environment industry that span across disciplines and offer a global perspective.

Students can select from a number of majors each focussed on a discrete discipline within the Built Environment, supplemented by options from other allied disciplines. Sustainability options broaden the scope and application of the chosen focus. Students will develop an overview of Sustainability and the Built Environment in the first semester, completing units from a range of disciplines.

Following a theoretical foundation, students are required to develop knowledge within their chosen major, and apply it to a capstone project related to the Built Environment industries and addressing issues from across the disciplines.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Specifically, applicants require a bachelor degree in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Project Management, Construction Management, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture or Urban and Regional Planning or equivalent aligned qualification. Additionally, applicants require a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in Architecture to select the Architecture major. 

Students seeking entry with a bachelor degree in a non-aligned area are required to complete a Graduate Certificate in Development Planning or Graduate Certificate in Project Management to be eligible for entry.

* International Students can complete a 6 month Graduate Certificate in Development Planning or Graduate Certificate in Project Management prior to entry into this master degree as part of a two-year program of study.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


 Our Malaysia campus currently offers Project Management only


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $23,000*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 300 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

This course is not accredited by recognised professional accreditation bodies and does not satisfy the academic requirements for corporate membership with the Professional bodies, Institutes and Organisations.

Credit for previous study

Credit for Recognised Learning may be granted to students with a Master degree in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Project Management or Urban and Regional Planning or equivalent aligned qualification.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

The Built Environment industry encompasses a broad range of activity. Graduates with skill sets that cross disciplines and knowledge that can be applied to multiple situations at a range of scales are sought by employers across many disciplines related to the Built Environment. Students may pursue a career in the following areas:

  • Sustainable (Urban) Design
  • Property Development
  • Sustainable Development and Building Design
  • Community Project Development and Management 
  • Sustainable City Planning

How this course will make you industry ready

 The Master of Sustainability and the Built Environment will offer a student experience that builds capacity in multi-disciplinary knowledge and inter-professional skills, and provides learning experiences beyond a single discipline area. Students are expected to select options and a major outside of current discipline or area of previous study.

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