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Sustainability Transformation Management

Postgraduate Major


Sustainability Transformation Management Major (MSc Science)


Meet the challenges and opportunities that sustainable development brings to business, government and communities.

Sustainability Transformation Management


Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.

Broad career options

Gain knowledge in industrial ecology, natural systems, organisational strategies for sustainability, corporate stewardship and social responsibility. 

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

This course deals with the challenges posed by sustainable development and the opportunities it presents to businesses, governments and communities. It equips decision makers in the private and public sectors with the tools and skills to analyse sustainability issues.

You will receive a thorough grounding in the management skills you need to  become a sustainability leader. This includes the ability to plan, evaluate and  manage an organisation's environmental, social and economic performance in a rapidly changing world.

This course comprises four course units, eight specialisation units of your choice and two dissertation units.

Through the coursework, you will build a skills portfolio that will provide you with knowledge about a variety of sustainability­-related areas. These include industrial ecology, natural systems, organisational strategies for sustainability, corporate stewardship and social responsibility.

This course is best suited if you have an interest in broadening your career horizons and upskilling in an increasingly important, strategic global issue.

This major sits within the Master of Science (Science) degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Master of Science (Science).

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

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.

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

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5
  • Pearson Test of English Academic: 60
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

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

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:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

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Fees & charges

Please view the degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MJRP-SSTMG
  • Last updated on: September 17, 2020