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Deakin University

Sustainability and Development

Deakin University via FutureLearn Program


During this microcredential you will interrogate the importance of sustainability across policy and practice and the significance of working closely with affected communities to achieve sustainable outcomes that are meaningful to the people concerned.

You will examine concepts such as complexity theory, equality, sustainable development and ecological understandings of our economic system, and join the critical debate in relation to sustainability across different development contexts.

This microcredential is a pathway for Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action and a number of related degrees. Successful completion offers credit towards a qualification at postgraduate level.

Deakin University UK credit modules ECTS* US Credit 1 credit 15 credits 7.5 credits 4 hrs

*European Credit Transfer System

This microcredential meets the standards set by the Common Microcredential Framework.

To pass this microcredential, you’ll need to successfully complete 2 assessment tasks including an essay and a project brief for a sustainable initiative.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Introduction to Sustainability and Development
-Discover the impact of human activity on our planet, and what we can do to ensure a sustainable future for everybody.

Course 2: Social Justice, Equality and Sustainability
-Analyse the interconnectedness of social justice, equality and sustainability.

Course 3: The Environmental Imperative
-Examine the environmental imperative for sustainable development.

Course 4: People and Cities
-Explore the complex relationships between people, cities and the natural environment.

Course 5: Doughnuts and Sustainability
-Investigate alternatives and different perspectives for economic growth


Taught by

Max Kelly


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