Course Description

The sustainability challenge of the 21st century has moved from sustainability education (i.e. awareness and information) to education for sustainability, i.e. how to make it happen. The Master of Sustainable Built Environment is structured around this approach.

Education for sustainability is about empowering professionals to take on the challenge, it is transformative rather than merely transmissive, it is holistic and driven by critical thinking, and ultimately is about becoming a champion for change. The task begins with ways of thinking as well as considering the differing value systems and cultures which influence the ways communities shape their built environments.

The Master of Sustainable Built Environment provides the opportunity to explore these challenges in depth and adapt them to the needs of diverse professional and cultural settings. This program takes a global view and places it in a local context. It is both academically interdisciplinary and linked to practical application in industry.

This program responds to the increasing demand for built environment and related professionals with the capacity to meet the growing challenges of sustainable development in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region and the expansion of specialised career opportunities in both the public and private sector. It provides evidence-based tools for thinking, analysis, synthesis and decision making to support the planning, design, construction and management of a sustainable built environment, from room to region.



Duration

1.5 years full time,

Starting dates

February, September

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Architecture & Building postgraduate courses at University of New South Wales (UNSW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 64.3% (national average 66.5%)
Improved skills: 77.6% (national average 79.4%)
Overall satisfaction: 75.5% (national average 77.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of New South Wales (UNSW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Architecture & Building postgraduate courses at University of New South Wales (UNSW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 85.6% (national average 83.4%)
Studying full time: 0.9% (national average 5.0%)
Median full time salary: $70,000 (national average $60,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 028054M
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Code: 8132

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