Sub-major - Global Sustainability

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM2054.1

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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.

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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