Bachelor of Sustainable Communities

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

The Bachelor of Sustainable Communities provides students with an understanding of the challenges communities face, and the ability to manage them in a volatile world. Students will gain career-relevant skills in a practical setting and have the opportunity to learn first-hand how other countries are seeking to create and maintain sustainable communities. Our technology-integrated learning ensures that students will graduate with the skills to excel. This is a multidisciplinary degree that provides the ability to appreciate complex environmental, economic and societal challenges, and a range of skills needed to provide solutions for sustainable communities. This degree will position students to take an active role in building a just and sustainable future. It will equip students with the skills to develop and implement real solutions for real problems; skills that are widely sought across the public, private and community sectors. The Illawarra region provides an outstanding urban and regional living laboratory in which to explore the challenges of, and solutions to, sustainable communities.


3 years full-time or part-time equivalent. You will study subjects from disciplines including Human Geography, Social Policy, Health and Society, Cultural Studies, Economics and Commerce, Science and Technology Studies, International Studies and Politics. You will gain skills in logical and critical thinking, creative problem-solving, practical research, computer applications (including geographic information systems), and strong communication skills.


  • Human Geography: Life in a Globalising World
  • Economics and Society
  • Principles of Responsible Business
  • Human Geography: Living in a Material World
  • Indigenous Geographies: Questioning Country
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12 The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 75 or an IB of 26. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. Find out more about UOW adjustment factors here: ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied any 2 units of English. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

Study pathways

Applicants who can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded. For detailed information on UOW credit transfer arrangements visit:

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Wollongong International: $79,776 No

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