Institute of Technology or PolytechnicAra Institute of Canterbury
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
Ara Institute of Canterbury
Become a leader in sustainable practice.
The Master of Sustainable Practice is designed for individuals who seek to lead innovative problem solving in sustainable practice. It culminates with a 60-credit applied research dissertation.
Across the range of core, project and applied research components, you'll gain advanced interdisciplinary skills and knowledge that will enable you to: critically evaluate and apply concepts of sustainable practice; work independently and collaboratively; and become a change-maker contributing to sustainable practice. You'll also develop and apply advanced understandings of the theories, driving forces and worldviews (including Te Ao Maori) related to sustainable practice within the context of your discipline-specific knowledge.
The programme facilitates collaboration and innovation and applies an interdisciplinary framework to address complex sustainability problems. Upon completion of the programme you will be able to: advocate for, and lead change towards, more sustainable practices; apply high level research skills to plan and conduct independent inquiry projects related to sustainability in professional contexts; and be an independent learner who can utilise and undertake research to formulate solutions to sustainability issues.
Employment opportunities are continually evolving to respond to new, emerging and existing sustainability problems and solutions. Many current jobs require capability in sustainable practice. These include jobs in product design and production systems, hospitality and tourism, engineering and architecture, education, non-government organisations, primary industries and business.
Upon completion of this programme, you can further your studies with a PhD.
A Bachelor's degree followed by relevant work or professional experience, or a Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant subject area, or a Bachelor Honours degree.
English Language requirements
Overall IELTS 6.5 Academic
SPEAKING - 6.0
READING - 6.0
WRITING - 6.0
LISTENING - 6.0
TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 590 (with an essay score of 5.5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21)
Cambridge English Qualifications - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 58 with no band score lower than 50