Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.80
Liaison Corey Peterson
Submission Date June 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Tasmania
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Sustainability Team
UTAS
Infrastructure Services and Development
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Does the institution offer at least one ​sustainability-focused​ major, degree, or certificate program for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Diploma of Sustainable Living

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Sustainability means different things to different people, and positive actions towards sustainable living affect us all. To help focus and guide global action towards sustainable living, the United Nations created the UN Sustainable Development Goals. These 17 goals provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
The Diploma of Sustainable Living allows you to pursue a passion for sustainability, in whatever that means for you, through a range of exciting, multi-disciplinary study options. Specifically developed for online learning and authentic assessment, you can pick from a range of units that fall into four sustainable living oriented categories to specialise your learning:
Environment, Ecology and Planet
Resource Use and Design for Living
Food, Well-Being and Health
Social Justice, Equity, and Diversity


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Bachelor of Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies

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

A Bachelor of Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies gives you a broad, multi-disciplinary approach to understanding and tackling environmental issues, and develops your skills to build a better future for us all.
Nature, and especially wild nature, has become increasingly important for human mental and physical well-being. At the same time, it is fast being displaced, degraded and destroyed. An ability to think critically and creatively across disciplines, in the intersection between nature and human society, is vital for informing the management, protection, and use of the natural environment. People with this knowledge will work to protect and restore nature on our one planet.
This wide, interdisciplinary degree will enable you to contribute your skills and experience to a wide variety of occupations in a wide variety of places. Every nation, regardless of their level of development, has a natural environment which must be managed and protected.
Graduates will be able to draw on their multidisciplinary range of knowledge and skills as they seek to address complex socio-environmental problems that have no obvious solution, and often generate considerable public interest.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Bachelor of Science (Sustainability Major)

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

Developing sustainable societies is a major challenge of the Anthropocene. This Major allows students to explore the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that underpin the development of sustainable societies and solutions. Informed by international and local research, practice and theory, this program allows students to develop specialist expertise across the physical and social sciences and humanities. With an emphasis on student-led and problem-based learning, this Major provides the frameworks for developing sustainability solutions in a range of fields and careers.
This Major is for students interested in developing sustainable societies. Informed by international and local research, practice and theory, the Major allows students to develop specialist expertise across physical and social sciences and humanities.


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors or concentrations for undergraduate students?:
No

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The University of Tasmania does not offer minors/concentrations. However, courses and majors are flexible and a number of elective units can be selected each year by students.

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