Career options for Sustainable Development at Murdoch University

Our Degrees are changing.

In 2014, Part I (first year) units will be introduced with Part II (second year and higher) units becoming available in subsequent years. Detailed information about Part II will be available here from mid-2014.

Find out more about our new degrees, or to get in touch and ask us what this means for you head to AskMurdoch. Continuing students can still access information for degrees commencing 2013 and prior in the Course Handbook.

Career options

Your employment outlook is excellent, especially if you combine your Sustainable Development study with another discipline. Your Murdoch degree will lead you towards work and study opportunities in a number of areas, depending on which specialisations you choose.

Urban and Regional Planner

Planners promote the best use of a community's land and resources for residential, commercial, institutional, and recreational purposes. This can involve developing public transport systems, protecting ecologically sensitive regions, addressing traffic and pollution problems, influencing the construction of public buildings, drafting legislation on critical societal issues, and adapting to the effects of growth and change on a community.

Environmental Ecologist

This field of work studies the relationships between organisms and their environments, focusing on influence factors such as population size, pollutants, rainfall, temperature and altitude. Utilising their knowledge of various scientific disciplines, an Ecologist may collect, study, and report data on air, food, soil, and water.

Forester

Foresters consider the economics as well as the environmental impact on natural resources, determining how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality and soil stability. Foresters must balance the desire to conserve forested ecosystems for future generations with the need to use forest resources for recreational or economic purposes.