Help solve sustainability issues in Australia
Understanding the sustainability issues of today, is paramount in influencing the world of tomorrow. From business to technology, the environment and social sciences, sustainability impacts the human world more than ever before. Employers seek graduates with sustainability skills and environmental awareness, to ensure their business can adhere to new legislation and fast moving societal trends.
Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Australian culture and study a Bachelor of Global Studies (Sustainability). At Bond, our students are provided with a multi-disciplinary approach to learning. Students are immersed in a broad range of topics in International Relations and Humanities.
Multidisciplinary approach to learning
By undertaking a multi-disciplinary approach to learning, students at Bond can become knowledgeable in broad range of topics and develop a transferable skill set. The Bachelor of Global Studies (Sustainability) allows graduates to be knowledgeable in global studies and sustainability, by exploring topics such as: sustainable development and society, economics of sustainable development, and prospects for global politics.
Our small class sizes and personalised teaching methods ensure students understand critical sustainability issues both in a global and local context and in a practical and theoretical setting.
About the program
The Bachelor of Global Studies (Sustainability) is founded on the growing relevance of sustainability to business, government and community, integrating economic, social and environmental perspectives. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the complex challenges of global sustainability, and provides students with an understanding of the concepts as well as the tools across planning, problem solving, diplomacy and decision making relevant to professional practice. Show more
The Bachelor of Global Studies (Sustainability) is founded on the growing relevance of sustainability to business, government and community, integrating economic, social and environmental perspectives. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the complex challenges of global sustainability, and provides students with an understanding of the concepts as well as the tools across planning, problem solving, diplomacy and decision making relevant to professional practice. The program challenges students to critically review local sustainability issues in a global context. Topics covered include global issues of human development, such as social injustice, environmental degradation, conflict and resource scarcity, as well as local issues including environmental planning and impact assessment. Show less
|Duration||6 semesters (2 years)|
|Program type||Bachelors Degree|
|Study area||International Relations and Humanities|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
Graduates of this program will have an increased understanding of critical sustainability issues in the global and local contexts. They will have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and synthesise knowledge relating to different causes and possible solutions of global sustainability challenges. Graduates could expect to find employment in the following fields: Community Development, Foreign Agricultural and Fisheries, Environmental Impact Assessment, Ethical Supply Chain Management, Diplomacy and Trade.
The Bachelor of Global Studies (Sustainability) program comprises 24 subjects, as follows:
University core subjects (3)
- CORE11-001 Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE 1)
- CORE11-002 Leadership and Team Dynamics (CORE 2)
- CORE11-003 Ethical Thought and Action (CORE 3)
Foundation subjects (5)
- Intercultural Communication (COMN12-204)
- Introduction to International Relations (INTR11-100)
- Introduction to Geopolitics (INTR11-101)
- East-West International Diplomacy (INTR12-210)
- Economics of Sustainable Development (SSUD11-211)
Global Studies major (6)
- Public Diplomacy & Social Media (INTR12-208)
- Global Development: Theory and Practice (INTR12-213)
- Global Political Economy (INTR12-214)
- The United Nations (INTR12-203)
- Global Institutions and Conflict Resolution (INTR12-206)
- Prospects for Global Politics (INTR13-306)
Sustainability major (6)
- Sustainable Development and Society (SSUD11-102)
- Managing Projects (SSUD12-103)
- Land Economy and the Environment (SSUD11-105)
- Environmental and Economic Impact Assessment (SSUD12-212)
- Sustainable Transport Planning (SSUD13-223)
- Urban Wildlife Management (SDES11-117)
Students can choose 4 subjects (40CP) from the list of available subjects from across the University, provided they meet the subject requisites, enrolment restrictions and any other faculty requirements.
Most students undertake four (4) subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may however enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period.
Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:
- 2019 fees: $19,080 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
- 2020 fees: $20,040 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.
In the January semester 2019 there were no OP/ATAR offers made in this program hence no comparative information on previous OP/ATAR intake scores is available.
Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2019.
International Secondary School students
For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.
Alternative entry pathways
For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:
- Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
- Bond University Diploma programs
- Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
- Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
- Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
- Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
- Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
- Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.
For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information