Sustainable Development

Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Development

The future is uncertain and there’s no doubt that a growing number of businesses, organisations and government bodies across the world are looking for ways to use resources wisely, put new technology to use, and help to create a more sustainable future.

In this course you’ll learn about the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how to uphold them. You’ll develop expertise to work with communities in finding solutions to urgent sustainability issues including climate change, reducing waste, and protecting biodiversity. You’ll gain the critical thinking, communication and hands-on skills you need to shape the future and to be an asset to any organisation.

Give yourself a competitive edge in this rapidly expanding field by combining your Sustainable Development major with another discipline, such as Community Development, Tourism and Events or International Aid and Development.

What you'll learn

  • Demonstrate substantive knowledge of the history and evolution of sustainable development thinking and practice.
  • Develop and manage sustainable development projects of increasing complexity, working both independently and collaboratively.
  • Construct compelling arguments that support change-making for sustainability.
  • Formulate clear and persuasive written and spoken communication for community and professional audiences, using a range of appropriate styles and formats.
  • Engage with complex and controversial sustainability issues in ways that are respectful, collaborative, ethical, and interdisciplinary.
  • Apply a wide range of sustainable development principles and practices at local, regional and global levels.


Find out more

This Murdoch University course is offered online through our partner, Open Universities Australia (OUA). For more information about the course and admissions, please visit the OUA website.