Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.37
Liaison Suzanne Davis
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Queensland
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Master of Environmental Management

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

Environmental Management is the planning and implementation of actions geared to improve the quality of the human environment.
The postgraduate programs in environmental management at the University of Queensland are multidisciplinary programs designed to enhance the skills and technical expertise of graduates working in all facets of the environmental arena. The programs aim to produce managers able to address the many issues in the highly complex and changing area of environmental management.


Website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Master of Sustainable Energy (Management)

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):

This program is designed to address complex problems across disciplines and equip you with the knowledge and skills to progress to leadership positions in the energy sector.

Local, regional, national and global energy systems are studied through a multi-disciplinary and integrated approach, to develop a deep understanding of the key drivers of change – risk, sustainability and responsible business practices.

Management courses are undertaken from the first semester at an advanced level to focus on enhanced management, research and communication skills.


Website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Master of Conservation Biology

A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):

This program provides a comprehensive education in the ecosystems and evolutionary potential of the world's flora and fauna.

The program includes structured blocks of fieldwork from world-class researchers and teachers.

High-level coursework covers all aspects of biodiversity and conservation, environmental philosophy, national and international conservation policy, and systematic conservation decision-making processes.

Valuable hands-on experience is gained enabling students to apply their knowledge on field trips to subtropical rainforests, national parks, outback Australia, nature reserves and UQ's Heron Island and Moreton Bay research stations.


Website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:

UQ's Find a program webpage lists all programs by study areas and includes a search function.
https://future-students.uq.edu.au/study/find-a-program/

Please search 'Sustainability' to view all offerings.
https://future-students.uq.edu.au/study/find-a-program/search?keyword=sustainability

A filters can be selected (along the top of the page) to focus on undergraduate, postgraduate coursework or research programs.


Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Organisational Sustainability

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

Sustainable business management is crucially important for success in a future characterised by physical (natural), market, economic, legal and social uncertainty. Transformation will be necessary to meet the risks, realise the opportunities and accelerate the path to a sustainable future defined by earth's and society's safe operating space. New models of business and a greater understanding of system-wide impacts will be necessary for businesses to thrive in a climate changing, resource-constrained, and interconnected environment. Whether your interest is in commercial business or social enterprise a comprehensive knowledge of sustainable business concepts is a critical requirement for leaders seeking to develop adaptive and resilient companies.

The UQ Business School is a world leader in providing skills for operating in future markets and exploring new and innovative business models. Within the organisational sustainability major students will combine theory with practice to provide them with the knowledge to succeed in an evolving global environment.


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Sustainable Energy Field of Study

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

The Sustainable Energy field of study caters to students seeking knowledge and application of innovative solutions to the energy grand challenges facing organisations and society. Options available in this field of study include sustainable energy and climate change theory, which will introduce the language of energy and establish foundational knowledge of available sustainable energy technologies and global sustainability. Students will then progress from theory to practice, with options to conduct sustainability analyses of real-life organisations, assess and present solutions to the energy challenges of an Australian community and to engage in problem-based learning (PBL) to perform strategic analyses of organisations in energy industries and systems.


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