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MAJOR

Sustainability Transformation Management Major (MSc Science)

MJRP-SSTMG

TAUGHT BY: School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

N/A

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

400

About offering

This information is relevant for students commencing study in 2020. If you plan to commence study in 2019, please view the current offering.

In the MSc (Sustainability Transformation Management) you will receive a thorough grounding in the management skills you will need to become a sustainability leader – the ability to analyse sustainability issues and to plan, evaluate and manage an organisation’s environmental, social and economic performance in a rapidly changing world.

You’ll undertake four core units, eight specialisation units of your choice, and two dissertation units.

Through the coursework you will develop an ePortfolio of sustainability management and leadership skills that can be utilised in both public or private industry. Skills that will provide both cutting edge knowledge and capability across a wide variety of sustainability related areas with lasting benefits for any student seeking senior management professional development. 

The course covers both technical and management related skill development. It is suited for students from all disciplines with an interest in broadening their career horizons and up-skilling in an increasingly important and strategic global issue. The take home benefits from the e-Portfolio developed in the course include the development of the following sustainability management expertise:

Industrial Ecology focus

  • Cleaner Production programs,
  • Industrial Symbiosis strategy
  • Life Cycle Assessment 

Natural Systems Assessment focus

  • Eco-efficiency assessment,
  • Ecosystem and ecological service protection,
  • Material Flow Assessment (MFA)  and embodied energy,
  • Environmental Management Plans,

Organisational Strategy for Sustainability focus

  • Organisational strategies for sustainability management,
  • Cost modelling assessments for energy management comparisons,
  • Accountability mechanisms for modern SME’s and large industrial corporations,
  • Sustainability leadership models 
  • Sustainability communication and transparency with stakeholders and institutions
  • Linking corporate and global sustainability culture, ethics and values 

Corporate Stewardship and Social Responsibility focus

  • Corporate stewardship plans,
  • International sustainability governance and regulatory initiatives,
  • Organisational sustainability ethics and social responsibility
  • Integrating triple bottom line values into stewardship initiatives 

The course provides a holistic perspective on sustainability management from product design and manufacturing to environmental impact assessment, accountability reporting and corporate stewardship.

You will understand sustainability issues and imperatives from a global perspective, and will more fully appreciate how critical sustainability practices are to the modern world… a world facing increasing pressures from population growth, global warming, resource depletion, biodiversity loss, air and water pollution, regulatory change and international political governance. 

This course comes highly recommended by many previous students and has been specifically developed  to provide modern post-graduate professional development in this highly demanded management area.

As noted by Mahatma Ghandi  “Be the change you want to see”.   We hope you will join us in helping to make the world a more sustainable place.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Study with the Sustainable Engineering Group (SEG) - The sustainability management research and teaching at SEG at Curtin involves an industrial ecology approach to focus on understanding sustainability issues and how best to manage them. Find out about the Sustainable Engineering Group.

How to apply

This major sits within the Master of Science (Science) degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Master of Science (Science). In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.

Applying as a postgraduate student is easy. For information tailored to your situation, visit our easy to follow instructions to get your application started.

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What you'll learn

  • use knowledge of key environment and sustainability management concepts, principles and tools to analyse problems and propose viable solutions
  • analyse and evaluate the linkages between business practice and sustainability to identify immediate and downstream impact of business activities
  • apply sustainability metrics and tools to assess real-world examples to describe, implement and evaluate solutions
  • communicate sustainability issues effectively to corporate professionals from all fields
  • recognise the role technologies play in achieving sustainability outcomes, and be able to utilise them where appropriate
  • plan, manage and evaluate learning
  • consider sustainability issues and practices from a global perspective; apply international standards for assessing sustainability
  • demonstrate awareness and respect for the social and cultural dimensions of sustainability practices and issues
  • display professional behaviour both independently and as a team member through the use of ethical practices

Career information

Graduates are equipped to tackle both current and emerging environmental and sustainability issues faced by organisations. Being able to contribute to their organisations in such an important way significantly enhances promotional opportunities and enables graduates to capitalise on the many rapidly growing employment opportunities in this field.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

  • A recognised bachelor degree in science and have achieved competency in business, science, engineering, health or arts to the level of second-year tertiary study, OR
  • A recognised bachelor degree with honours in a related field or graduate diploma in a related field. Applicants via this pathway may be eligible for credit for recognised learning.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Essential course prerequisites

You must have a bachelor degree in science and have achieved competency in business, environmental science, science, engineering, health or arts.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees and charges

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How to apply

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Next steps

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  • Curtin course code: MJRP-SSTMG
  • This offering was last updated on: 11/10/2019