Master of Sustainable Development

Macquarie University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

The focus of this program is on how to effect changes towards sustainable development, and the development of practical skills in leading change processes. Students will have options to develop capabilities in a diverse range of disciplinary options from the environment to international politics or organisational management according to professional need. It offers a practical component as either work experience, consultancy practice or research, focuses on change-oriented processes for sustainable development, including organisational change, education and capacity building, and strategic planning. The program addresses the needs of professionals working in aid agencies, non-governmental organisations, government agencies, business and international bodies concerned with issues of sustainable development. It gives students the opportunity to study some units from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management if they wish to work in organisational sustainability.

Designed for

Professionals working in the field of environment and development or sustainable development


  • 64 credit points
  • minimum 16 credit points at 600 level
  • minimum 48 credit points at 800 level or above


  • Sustainable development

Standard entry requirements

  • Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent
  • Three years relevant work experience
  • A GPA of 4.50 (out of 7.00)

Study pathways

Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Development; Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Development

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
North Ryde
  • Full-time : 1 year

Further information

Those with less than 3 years experience will need to complete the Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Sustainable Development with minimum of 4 credit grades. This course is available for internal study only.

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