MC240 - Master of Sustainable Practice

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Plan: MC240 - Master of Sustainable Practice
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Sustainable Practice
Award abbreviation: MSustPrac
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years Full Time, 4 years Part Time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 050999
CRICOS code: 079806J

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Purpose of the Program

The Master of Sustainable Practice program is established to meet the industry demand for professionals who have expertise in sustainability issues and a qualification in the fundamentals of sustainability. 

The MSP suite of programs (Masters and Graduate Diploma) provides a forum for people with similar aims and questions to work together to explore solutions to sustainability problems. This program is established to meet the industry demand for professionals who have expertise in sustainability issues and a qualification in the fundamentals of sustainability.   

The program explores the complexities of sustainability problems by bringing together people of similar interests, but who come from a range of discipline backgrounds. It provides the opportunity for proactive learning under the guidance of a mentor (see Learning and Assessment for further details), and for you to explore your personal aspirations in the context of your career. 

You will learn from industry experts and fellow participants to equip yourself for professional practice in sustainability.


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Articulation and pathways

If you have a qualification in a relevant discipline at honours degree or postgraduate/masters level (AQF 8 or 9) you may be eligible for exemption of up to 48 credit points (equivalent to one semester of full time study)

Information is available on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Upon completion of the first year of the program (96 credit points), including core courses, you will be eligible to exit the program with the Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice. If you wish to exit early with the Graduate Diploma you must have completed all 96 credit points or require a minimum amount of study at RMIT to get an RMIT award e.g. 48CP for a graduate diploma.

Upon successful completion of the Master of Sustainable Practice you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University subject to each program’s entry requirements. More specifically, you may be eligible to undertake further studies in Postgraduate Research Programs.


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Entrance requirements

    Program Entry Requirements

    Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or international equivalent) that includes knowledge of sustainability practices.

    Applicants who have  successfully completed any Australian bachelor degree (or international equivalent) will be considered if they have at least 3 years of relevant industry experience.

    English Language Requirements

    A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page

    Credit Transfer and Recognised Prior Learning

    Some applicants may be eligible for credit. Please refer to the Articulation and Pathways section for further information. 

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    External accreditation and industry links

    External Accreditation
    The Master of Sustainable Practice is not accredited, although it has been developed to align with the Engineers Australia accreditation framework. Engineers Australia is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers. Graduates of the Master of Sustainable Practice may be eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia. More details on membership of Engineers Australia can be found here.

    Industry Links
    Industry linkage is a vital component of the Master of Sustainable Practice suite of programs - and the School has well-established links with organisations such as the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and various water authorities through which students may engage in industry-based projects. Industry representatives who are experts in their particular field also run interactive modules throughout the program. In addition, many students are already working and able to bring industry awareness and professional engagement into classroom sessions.

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    Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

    Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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    Library, IT and specialist resources

    Library resources and services 

    As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University, you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course-related materials such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service, you can also request items from any library in the world.

    Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT ( or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

    Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

    The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

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    Online learning tools and content

    You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT: 

    Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

    RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. 

    Services are available face-to-face and online assisting with: 

    • transition to tertiary study and learning
    • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
    • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long-term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning career development and employment
    • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
    • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
    • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation and fitness activities, as well as student activism and university governance. 

    We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

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