Course Description

By tackling key global issues, the Master of Sustainability will equip you to further your career in diverse areas from environmental science to finance, from law to urban planning, and from sustainable building design to public health. You’ll learn about energy conservation, population health, food security, sustainability policy, and sustainability analysis tools.

In this one-and-a-half-year postgraduate course you will boost your education with an understanding of complex sustainability challenges and discover tools to measure, report on and identify solutions to these challenges.

The Master of Sustainability builds on the Graduate Diploma with a capstone experience that will put you to work in teams to research current sustainability problems in collaboration with industry (including your own job, if appropriate), aiming to deliver sustainable solutions to the industry partners.

Offering excellent flexibility, the sustainability program lets you tailor your subjects to suit your background and career interests. First, you will build a foundation in sustainability, with core units including health and population, energy and resources, food and water security, policy and governance, social change, and sustainability analysis tools. Then, you will broaden your study of sustainability by choosing your electives across a range of areas or focus on one aspect by choosing related electives and designing your Masters course capstone project in that area.

By joining the sustainability program at the University of Sydney, you will be part of a truly multidisciplinary experience. Six faculties across the University deliver core content, and nine faculties teaching into the program’s electives. You will be guided by the University’s experts, who are leaders in their fields internationally, and also from industry professionals, who partner with the program as guest speakers and mentors to provide insight into a range of workplaces.

You will gain both a theoretical understanding and applied skills to connect sustainability processes to specific areas of business, development, health and policy, among others.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $34,000 total course cost.Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $9,050 total course cost.

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Agriculture & Environmental Studies postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 82.2% (national average 76.3%)
Improved skills: 80.0% (national average 82.5%)
Overall satisfaction: 86.7% (national average 84.7%)

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

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Agriculture & Environmental Studies postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 68.3% (national average 74.3%)
Studying full time: 4.3% (national average 8.0%)
Median full time salary: $85,000 (national average $75,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 068694C
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MASUSTAI1000

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