Sustainability

 

Graduate Certificate in Sustainability

Graduate Diploma in Sustainability

Master of Sustainability


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

LG025

Graduate Certificate in Sustainability

LF042

Graduate Diploma in Sustainability

LC054

Master of Sustainability

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is an advanced learning master's course.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
Graduate Certificate in Sustainability
(b)
Graduate Diploma in Sustainability
(c)
Master of Sustainability
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any course in this sequence. Only the highest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
With approval from the Dean, available places will be offered to qualified applicants according to the following admissions criteria:
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability requires:
(a)
a degree of Bachelor from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
(b)
experience which is considered to demonstrate the knowledge and aptitude required to undertake the units of study.
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Sustainability requires:
(a)
a degree of Bachelor from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.
(4)
Admission to the Master of Sustainability requires:
(a)
a degree of Bachelor with a credit average from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Sustainability from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for these awards are set out in the table for Sustainability postgraduate courses. With the approval of the Dean and the program coordinator, candidates for the graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master's degree, with special aims or interests, may be allowed to substitute up to 12 credit points with relevant postgraduate units from outside the table.
(2)
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability a candidate must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a)
12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
12 credit points of units of study selected from the remaining core units of study or elective units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Sustainability a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
36 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
12 credit points of units of study selected from the remaining core units of study or elective units of study.
(4)
To qualify for the Master of Sustainability a candidate must complete 72 credit points, including:
(a)
36 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
12 credit points of elective units of study from the remaining core units of study or elective units of study; and
(c)
24 credit points of Capstone experience units of study.

7 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to persons who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and persons who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2016, or later date as the faculty may, in special circumstances, approve.

Course Overview

The Sustainability program delivers cross-disciplinary qualifications aimed at producing sustainability professionals able to extend their discipline-specific skills with an appreciation of the technological, commercial, legal, governmental and societal imperatives underpinning sustainability issues.

The Sustainability program has been developed in collaboration with the University's sustainability experts and industry professionals from areas such as energy, finance, the media, planning, health, law, and government. The Master of Sustainability builds upon the Graduate Diploma with a capstone experience in which students work in teams to research current sustainability problems in collaboration with industry (including their own employment if appropriate), aiming to deliver sustainable solutions to the industry partners.

Course outcomes

Upon completion of the course, graduates will be equipped to engage in developing and implementing solutions to the complex question of how to deliver acceptable life styles for all without compromising the fate of future generations.