Master of Sustainability

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

With globalisation, population growth, and climate change dramatically affecting the natural environment, economies, and societies around the world, issues of sustainability have become critical to our future. Humanity is placing evermore pressure on the environment through increased consumption and resource use, and increased degradation of natural capital such as land, water, air, and biodiversity The Master of Sustainability prepares you to address the complex and interacting social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability issues and challenges faced globally. Throughout this course, you will acquire advanced knowledge and contemporary skills in the multidisciplinary approaches to examining why environmental impacts occur and developing appropriate cost-effective and targeted solutions to managing these impacts.


  • 16 credit points including
  • 2 core units (these are compulsory), 1 specialisation (4 credit points), 2 elective units and 1 Research or Industry Practice Pathway (8 credit points).


  • Sustainable regional development
  • Environmental management
  • Research impact and management
  • Research frontiers project
  • Industry practice
  • Research thesis
  • Research planning and communication.

Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in: a Bachelor degree in same discipline with a minimum WAM (Weighted Average Mark) of 60% OR, a Graduate Certificate in same discipline, OR a Bachelor degree in any discipline PLUS 3 years relevant work experience.

Study pathways

Pathway options: Graduates will be uniquely positioned to commence a PhD. Alternatively students may complete the Graduate Certificate of Research Management (S521) and articulate into the Master of Sustainability. Exit Options: Graduate Diploma of Sustainability (S621) (Exit option only); Graduate Certificate of Research Management (S521).

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $58,184
International: $76,520
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Cloud(online) Domestic: $58,184
International: $76,520
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
  • Flexible Delivery years
  • Full-time years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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