Become a catalyst for change and pave the way for a more sustainable future
Broaden your employability with universally essential transferable skills
Unifying science and leadership for ethical, accurate and reliable decision-making
100% online with support from enrolment through to graduation
The UTS Online Master of Sustainable Leadership is designed for professionals who seek to enhance their knowledge of contemporary sustainability and develop leadership skills necessary for making informed decisions and enabling teams to initiate change. You might be looking to:
- Strategically navigate complexities of sustainable energy through expert leadership
- Develop effective communication and evidence-informed decision-making to lead teams confidently
- Empower teams to drive long-term sustainable solutions
- Influence policy and drive sustainable change through transformative best practices
- Empower people across industries to take meaningful action on climate change
- Acquire understanding of cutting-edge leadership and technology integration to overcome challenges
Be able to evaluate and justify the benefits and shortcomings of emerging energy technologies
Be confident in evaluating the impact public policy has on the health and well-being of individuals
Model effective and empowering communication strategies
Showcase and reflect on newly developed leadership skills to create a professional development profile for career progression and promotion
Build self-awareness in leading others and develop relational and communicative skills
To learn more about how these learning outcomes can help you advance your career, get in touch with our Student Enrolment Advisors.
The Master of Sustainable Leadership comprises 12 online subjects (72 credit points [CP] in total).
Complete the following subjects (54 CP):
This subject examines the impact of public policy on health and wellbeing, including evidence-based science policies in climate change mitigation, sustainable development, and population-level vaccination initiatives. It also explores the regulatory frameworks and governing bodies that shape the field of science globally. Through critical analysis, students gain an understanding of the complex decision-making processes involved in formulating public policies, which rely on scientific, economic, social, and political factors.
This subject explores the scientific concepts of climate change, its impact on various industries and communities, and strategies to mitigate its effects. Students gain an understanding of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, global warming, and ocean acidification. They investigate the impact of climate change on human health, food production, and society. With this knowledge, students can lead change within their organisations and communities.
Achieving a sustainable future requires collaboration across industry, government and business, with a combination of effort to achieve sector change. While sustainable and clean energy technologies will continue along the path towards mass adoption, interim solutions are needed to slow the impact our current practices have. This subject explores a range of sustainable practices that can be immediately implemented within industries such as manufacturing, agriculture and healthcare, in a transitional arrangement.
Big Data is rapidly expanding, with estimates suggesting that global data creation will exceed 180 zettabytes by 2025. This subject examines the impact of Big Data on science and society, including methods for analysis and management, as well as ethical challenges for managers. It also explores how Big Data is transforming science and the critical challenges it poses in the context of Industry 4.0, such as interconnected data and privacy requirements.
This subject provides fundamental knowledge on emerging energy technologies, from clean energy conversion to energy storage, and explores how they can be implemented in mass adoption. It examines the transition from innovation to implementation and evaluates the economic, social, and scientific impacts of different energy technologies. Students can focus on a chosen energy innovation and take a multidisciplinary approach to gain the knowledge needed to participate in the rapidly evolving energy frontiers.
This subject redefines leadership as a collaborative effort driving adaptive and responsible change with a focus on social justice and diversity, preparing graduates to be agents of global citizenship. Students learn to facilitate sustainable change through stakeholder consultation, building their relational, communication, and systemic understanding of organizational leadership. Emphasizing inclusive and trusting team environments, graduates are prepared to work effectively in diverse teams across various fields.
High Performance Science Leadership develops students' leadership capabilities by teaching them transferrable professional skills that empower others to perform at their best. Students learn how to create environments that inspire innovation and promote team engagement for long-term organisational success. This subject covers complex project management, change leadership in organisations, and working in both free and regulated scientific settings.
Science communication is the practice of informing and inspiring the public about scientific knowledge. This subject explores the essential elements of effective science communication and prepares students to communicate scientific concepts to non-expert audiences through a range of media. Students will practice techniques to tell engaging science stories, gaining highly transferrable skills for outward-facing leadership and advocacy roles where communication of complex ideas is essential.
Leadership in Action is a master’s research project that enables students to apply their learning in the context of a current or future problem. Students choose their research topic and demonstrate their research planning and implementation skills using provided research tools. Students also showcase and reflect on the leadership skills they develop during the program. They can undertake work-integrated learning in their current role or use a leadership scenario to demonstrate how they will use their skills in the future.
Note: Most subjects at UTS are worth 6 CP (credit points) but this can vary across courses
Choose 18 CPs from a range of study areas:
- Sustainable Energy: Sources and Systems (6 CP)
- Technology and Innovation Management (6 CP)
- Digital Strategy: Aligning Business and Technology (6 CP)
- Finance Fundamentals (6 CP)
- Data-Driven Decision Making (6 CP)
- Leading Organisational Change (6 CP)
- Delivering Customer Value (3 CP)
- Applied Financial Management (3 CP)
- Introduction to Psychological Science (6 CP)
- Planning & Design Theory and Decision-Making (6 CP)
Note: Depending on subjects completed, students may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Certificate from this suite of courses. To find out more, speak with an Enrolment Advisor.
UTS Online courses have six intakes per year.
The diagram below shows all upcoming intakes, with the next intake highlighted in blue.
- Completion of a UTS-recognised bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, OR
- Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Practice, Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Leadership, Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy Technologies or Graduate Certificate in Science Leadership.
Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.
Local applicants with international qualifications must satisfy English language requirements with an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall score of 6.5 and a writing score of 6.0.
For applicants without an Academic IELTS score, refer to the UTS Register of English Language Requirements Proficiency for other methods of satisfying the English Language requirements for the course(s).
For more information, schedule a 15-minute call with a Student Enrolment Advisor.
To assist with all or some of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their tuition fees.
To check your eligibility, feel free to speak with an Enrolment Advisor today.
Studying UTS Online’s Master of Sustainable Leadership may lead to roles such as:
- IP and Commercialisation Officer / Coordinator
- Renewable Energy Leader
- Sustainability Manager
- Project Coordinator
- Sustainability Consultant
- Business Development Management (Energy/Sustainability)
- Corporate Sustainability Consultant
- Senior Sustainability Consultant
- Team Leader
- Technical Director
- Design Leader
- Banking Global Practice Specialist
- Project Leader in Decarbonisation
- Compliance Manager
To learn more about career outcomes, download a course guide