Water for Life, Minor (0311)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0311

Previous code:  SM3129.1

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 Water 4 Life minor addresses the interdependence of the environment, climate, human rights, gender inequality, population health, sustainability, and economic growth in relation to water. As the world faces critical issues, solutions to complex problems around water supply are essential. Students are challenged in this minor to integrate multidisciplinary, and systems approaches to generate ideas, identify problems, and create sustainable solutions. Students complete a core ‘capstone’ unit applying technological skills and environmental knowledge to develop a social action project for positive change.

This minor is a Challenge Minor, which is an innovative transdisciplinary minor co-created with students as partners. With a Challenge Minor, your learning reaches beyond your discipline, giving you the chance to amplify your learning in new directions. For more information, visit the Challenge Minor website.


Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta City Internal R.Spencer@westernsydney.edu.au

Minor Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows. 

Subject Title Credit Points
Select three of the following:30
Management of Aquatic Environments
Public Health
Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World
Cost Benefit Analysis
Students to complete the following core subject after completing three of the subjects listed above:
CIVL 2002Environmental Engineering10
Total Credit Points40