Sub-major - Global Sustainability

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM2054.1

This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.

Related Courses

1865.2 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
3769.1 Bachelor of Data Science
3769.2 Bachelor of Data Science
4656.3 Bachelor of Health Science
6000.2 Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

The Global Sustainability sub-major provides a unique, signature learning experience for students involving local and global partners committed to sustainable development. The sub-major explores the interrelationship between humans and the natural and built environment from multiple paradigms. Students will investigate the grand challenge of achieving a sustainable society and in the process become future thinkers and innovators. Global Sustainability involves the choice of three sustainability units from five different schools and a social action internship which can be based regionally or internationally. The sub-major is recognised by and cobranded with the United Nations University’s Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Neil Perry
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Internal Neil Perry

Sub-major Structure

The sub major requires students to complete 40 credit points in an interdisciplinary program.

Students must complete the core unit

102212 Internship and Community Engagement


Choose 3 of the following 5 units

301212 Science of the Anthropocene
200815 Globalisation and Sustainability
101663 Education for Sustainability
101569 Sustainable Futures
102417 Philosophy and Environment

Please note that students may be required to attend a campus that is not their home campus.

Students completing the sub-major with 60 hours of a social action project in their Internship and an online sustainability bootcamp will receive a Global Sustainability Graduate Award recognised by the Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development, a global network acknowledged by the United Nation’s University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS).

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