RMIT University

Master of Sustainable Practice

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

Working with like-minded people, in the Master of Sustainable Practice you'll collaborate on projects tackling problems in areas such as water usage, energy, sustainable food production and consumption, liveable cities, waste management, climate change, risk management, consumerism, behaviour and transformational change. You'll also explore your views of sustainability, how it affects your employer and ways you can participate in change. Learn how to develop sustainable practice that is based on reflective practice, recognise "the long now" (an idea by Brian Eno) and how we can create realities by first imagining them.


This degree intersperses sustainability project subjects with sustainability body of practice subjects.The sustainability project subjects are in the form of a workshop series that supports you through structured inquiry, providing the opportunity to share your learning with other participants.The sustainability body of practice subjects explore a range of different practices from various disciplines that can be used to move through the problem solving/managing cycle. These subjects are built around case studies and are also delivered in intensive mode.You may also select electives from an extensive range across RMIT University. Electives range from renewable energy technology through to environment and planning subjects. An exegesis and critical interpretation of the project and degree is required for the Master of Sustainable Practice.


  • Sustainable practice

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or international equivalent) that includes knowledge of sustainability practices. Applicants who have a successfully completed any Australian bachelor degree (or international equivalent) will be considered if they have at least 3 years of relevant industry experience. OR Successful completion of an Australian postgraduate qualification (or international equivalent) in a related discipline (as above). OR Applicants without any relevant prior qualification will be considered if they have at least 10 years of relevant industry experience.

Study pathways

If applicants have a qualification in a relevant discipline at honours degree or postgraduate/masters level (AQF level 8 or 9) you may be eligible for exemption of up to 48 credit points (equivalent to one semester of full time study).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne City Domestic: $71,040
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Graduates will be able to lead change in sustainability issues within an organisation, as they will have an expanded view of sustainability and how this can be practiced, through their projects, case studies and critical evaluation of their experience in this area.

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