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Sustainability Management Major (MSc Science)

MSc(Curtin) - MJRP-SSTMG Science and Engineering
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus or mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 2 years full time

Sustainable development is about forms of progress that bring quality of life for all, without endangering the natural resource base on which all of life ultimately depends.

In this course you will receive a thorough grounding in the skills and methodologies you need to become a sustainability leader – the ability to analyse sustainability issues and to plan, evaluate and manage an organisation’s environmental, social and economic performance in a rapidly changing world. You’ll undertake four core units, eight specialisation units of your choice, and two dissertation units.

The course is focused on industrial ecology principles and tools and provides a holistic perspective on sustainability management from product design and manufacturing to environmental impact assessment, accountability reporting and corporate stewardship.

You’ll understand sustainability issues from a global perspective, find out how critical sustainability practices are to future generations, and develop the skills necessary to help achieve a more energy and resource efficient world.

You’ll graduate from this course with a broad range of adaptable skills, including:

  • lifecycle management
  • environmental accounting
  • eco-efficiency assessment
  • corporate stewardship
  • sustainability policy development
  • earth systems engineering and ethics.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

  • Recognised bachelor degree in science and have achieved competency in business, science, engineering, health or arts to the level of second-year tertiary study, OR
  • Recognised bachelor degree with honours in a related field or graduate diploma in a related field. Applicants via this pathway may be eligible for credit for recognised learning.

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.


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. $26,900*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 400 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.

Credit for previous study

Credits for recognised learning may be granted if you have successfully completed an honours or graduate diploma in this field of study.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

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.

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