Second Major in Sustainability
We live in a time of large-scale challenges, where climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss and ocean acidification are no longer only considered from an environmental perspective, but also in terms of social justice, economic development, technological adaptation, and political will. The survival of our growing population depends on the natural resources we continue to overexploit, but there is increasing awareness on how the concept of sustainability strives to address this. By understanding how our environment, economy and society interact, applying this to technological innovation and communicating readily with decision makers, we can maintain the health of our world for the benefit of current and future generations.
The Second Major in Sustainability is open to all single-major programmes in the 4 colleges (CoS, CoE, CoHaSS and NBS). Single-major degree programmes include all single-major programmes and single-major programmes with 2 disciplines.
Students in double-major programmes and second major programmes will not be allowed to take on the Second Major in Sustainability.
*Students who are in the midst of taking the minor in Environmental Sustainability can also choose to register for the Second Major if desired by building on the courses that they have already taken under the minor.
Requirements for Second Major in Sustainability:
Students need to fulfil a minimum total of 30 AU (compulsory courses + electives + interdisciplinary project)
|1.||5 compulsory courses, 1 course in each knowledge area (People, Planet, Profit, Practice, and Policy)|
|3.||Interdisciplinary Project (3 AU)|
Course Requirements for Second Major in Sustainability
To be awarded the Second Major in Sustainability, students are required to complete:
- 1 core course in each knowledge area (People, Planet, Profit, Practice and Policy)
- Elective courses
- Interdisciplinary project (3 AU)
A minimum total of 30 AU has to be completed (core courses in each knowledge area + electives + interdisciplinary project)
(To complete at least 1 course in each knowledge area – People, Planet, Profit, Practice and Policy)
|Knowledge Area||Course Title||AU|
|1) People||EM5109 Environmental Issue & Sustainability||3|
|ES5006 Environmental Sustainability||3|
|HV5001 Introduction to Environmental Humanities||3|
|2) Planet||ES5001 Natural Hazards and Society||3|
|ES5005 Environmental Earth System Science||3|
|ES5007 Climate and Climate Change OR ES1007 Climate Change (only for ESSN students)||3|
|3) Profit||AB0603 Social Entrepreneurship||3|
|HE5091 Principles of Economics||3|
|4) Practice||EM5103 Water Resources Management||3|
|EM5104 Air Quality Management||3|
|EG1001 Engineers in Society||2|
|BM2517 Marketing Sustainability for the Next Generation||3|
|5) Policy||HU1002 Introduction to Urban Planning|
|HA1001 Introduction to International Relations and Foreign Policy||3|
|HA1003 Introduction to Public Administration and Public Policy||3|
# Students who matriculated in AY2021-2022 or later should choose these course codes.
* Pre-requisites apply
Please find the curriculum for Bachelor of Science in Environmental Earth Systems Science with Second Major in Sustainability here.