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Sustainable Urban Communities

Undergraduate | MUR-SUS310 | 2024

Forecast the spread of urban communities and the sustainability of this growth. Ask how society maintains dignity and equality in the face of urbanisation. Identify challenges facing modern cities. Consider issues like public transport and water usage.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Sustainable Urban Communities

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. Identify and evaluate the multitude of sustainability challenges and issues confronting urban communities today.
    2. Formulate measures to address these challenges through more sustainable urban transport, urban form and neighbourhood design, water management and urban greening.
    3. Design and implement holistic urban sustainability visions and plans which integrate these measures.
    4. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MUR-SUS220 (Not currently available)


Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts (Community Development)

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