Sustainability*

Develop your understanding of sustainability to make an informed and positive contribution to this significant social challenge.

The knowledge and skills you will develop

What is sustainability? You will learn more about what 'sustainability' means, its underpinning values, and the role individuals and organisations play in creating solutions at the local and international level.

As part of the module you will work with other students to investigate sustainability issues and design solutions. You will present your solutions as games, videos, talks, models or reports. You will also learn about several sustainability issues in depth: water, overpopulation, food, inequality, atmosphere and human rights.

How this module can be useful in your career

Sustainability is the issue of our times. Most organisations are engaged with sustainability as part of their day-to-day operations, while others focus on it as their business purpose. Many industries will increasingly be looking for sustainable solutions to local and global problems. 

You will be able to take your awareness into many different employment settings to make a contribution to these solutions and help drive positive change. If you want to work for an organisation that cares about the future of our planet, this module will be an asset.

The courses you can take

You must complete the three courses listed below (45 points). Each course is worth 15 points. Before you can enrol in a Stage II or III course you need to have passed the prerequisite course/s for enrolment in that course.

SUSTAIN 100
Sustainability and Us

SUSTAIN 200
The Sustainable Community

SUSTAIN 300
A Sustainable World

*This module is subject to approval for 2019.