Global Sustainability, Minor (0196)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0196

Western Sydney University Minor Code: SM2054.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

The Global Sustainability minor provides a unique, signature learning experience for students involving local and global partners committed to sustainable development. The minor 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 subjects from five different schools and a social action internship which can be based regionally or internationally. The minor is recognised by and cobranded with the United Nations University’s Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development.


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

Minor Structure

The Global Sustainability Minor requires students to complete 40 credit points in an interdisciplinary program.  Students must complete the core subject BEHV 2019 Citizenship and Community Engagement, plus three of the alternate subjects listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
BEHV 2019Citizenship and Community Engagement10
Select three of the following:30
Science of the Anthropocene
Globalisation and Sustainability
Education for Sustainability
Sustainable Futures
Philosophy and Environment
Total Credit Points40

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

Students completing the minor 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).