Master On Campus


University of Sydney

18 months
51000 AUD/year
37000 AUD/year
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The Sustainability program at the University of Sydney will equip you to further your career in diverse areas from environmental science to finance, from law to urban planning, and from sustainable building design to public health. You’ll learn about energy conservation, population health, food security, sustainability policy, and sustainability analysis tools. 


The Sustainability program at the University of Sydney will boost your education with an understanding of complex sustainability challenges and discover tools to measure, report on and identify solutions to these challenges. 

The Master of Sustainability builds on the Graduate Diploma with a capstone experience that will put you to work in teams to research current sustainability problems in collaboration with industry (including your own job, if appropriate), aiming to deliver sustainable solutions to the industry partners. 

Offering excellent flexibility, the sustainability program lets you tailor your subjects to suit your background and career interests. First, you will build a foundation in sustainability, with core units including health and population, energy and resources, food and water security, policy and governance, social change, and sustainability analysis tools. Then, you will broaden your study of sustainability by choosing your electives across a range of areas or focus on one aspect by choosing related electives and designing your Masters course capstone project in that area. 

By joining the sustainability program at the University of Sydney, you will be part of a truly multidisciplinary experience. Six faculties across the University deliver core content, and nine faculties teaching into the program’s electives. You will be guided by the University’s experts, who are leaders in their fields internationally, and also from industry professionals, who partner with the program as guest speakers and mentors to provide insight into a range of workplaces.

Career Pathways

Graduates will be equipped to engage in developing  and implementing solutions to the complex question  of how to deliver acceptable lifestyles for all without  compromising the fate of future generations. The  capstone project provides you with experience  working on a real sustainability issue, and the generalist nature of the program allows you to plan study that aligns with your professional aspirations  and career goals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Australian Enviro Politics and Policy
  • Climate Change: Process, History, Issues 
  • Conflict-Resolving Media
  • Design for Learning  
  • Ecological Econ and Sustainable Analysis 
  • Ecological Principles 
  • Engaged Entrepreneurship Projects

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

CRICOS code: 068694C 

  • For admission to this course, you should have a Bachelor degree from any discipline with a credit average. A credit average means a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 65. Applicants who do not meet the requirements for admission into the Master of Sustainability may wish to consider applying for entry into the Graduate Diploma in Sustainability or the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51000 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    37000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37000 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • Student Contribution Amount (SCA) for year 1: $7,950 (indicative only)

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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