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

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 an

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.


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.