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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sustainable Development
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sustainable Development

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sustainable Development

  • ID:MU610181
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

`English Requirements

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) 140 Written English

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)    6.0 Overall

    •   6.0 Reading

    •  6.0 Writing

    •   6.0 Speaking

    •   6.0 Listening

  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)  169 Overall

    • 169 Reading

    • 169 Writing

    • 169 Speaking

    • 169 Listening

  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)  50 Overall

    • 50 Reading

    •  50 Writing

    • 50 Speaking

    • 50 Listening

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language – IBT (TOEFL IBT)   73 Overall

    • 18 Reading

    • 18 Writing

    •  18 Speaking

    •  18 Listening

  • Occupational English Test (OET) C (250-290) Reading

    • C (250-290) Writing

    •  C (250-290) Speaking

    •  C (250-290) Listening

Course Information

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.

This is a rapidly expanding field – and you can give yourself a competitive edge by combining your Sustainable Development major with another discipline, such as Community Development, Tourism and Events or International Aid and Development.

3 reasons to study Sustainable Development at Murdoch

  • Study a course with a great reputation, responsible for training sustainability professionals and change agents since 2000.

  • Take on sustainability volunteering within Australia or overseas which will count towards your academic credits.

  • Work with local and international organisations on real projects as part of our work integrated learning program.

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Total credit points: 24

  • POL501, Honours Research Seminar, 6

  • SUS500, Honours Topic in Sustainable Development, 3

  • SUS501, Honours Thesis in Sustainable Development, 12

  • Specified Elective Units, 3 credit points

  • COD505, Community, Industry and Local Government, 3

, OR,

  • SUS512, Sustainability, Ecology and Communities, 3

, OR,

  • SUS523, Cities and Sustainability, 3

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

When you graduate with a degree in Sustainable Development, you could pursue a range of careers with state and federal government agencies, non-governmental organisations (known as NGOs) or businesses. Careers could include:

  • Sustainable Development or Environmental Officer

  • Community Development Officer

  • Eco-preneur (starting green businesses)

  • Sustainability Educator

  • Sustainability Consultant

For further information about this course, see Murdoch Admission Information - Arts.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Overseas Student Health Cover: 530 AUD per year

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