Learn about the sustainability issues affecting us all, including climate change, scarce resources and the challenge of balancing economic growth with protecting the environment.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
In this course you will learn about the sustainability issues affecting us all, including climate change, scarce resources and the challenge of balancing economic growth with protecting the environment. You'll develop analytic and communication skills and gain practical experience with industry professionals as part of your studies.
You can take advantage of career opportunities in a rapidly expanding field, especially if you combine your Sustainable Development major with another discipline. Recommended double majors include Community Development, Tourism and Events or International Aid and Development.
When you graduate, you could pursue a career as an urban planner, promoting the best use of a community's land and resources for residential, commercial, institutional, and recreational purposes. You could work as an environment ecologist, examining the relationships between organisms and their environments in relation to population size, pollutants, rainfall, temperature and altitude. Or you could work as a forester, balancing the need to conserve forested ecosystems for future generations with the need to use forest resources for recreational or economic purposes.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth Campus or external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Business and Governance
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sustainable Development
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
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