Sustainability Challenge

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The Sustainability Challenge is an industry partnered, challenge-based, intensive unit that aims to enhance learning through an immersive experience. Following a successful pilot in 2022, the 2023 Sustainability Challenge was built around three themes representing current global sustainability megatrends including Net Zero Emissions, Circular Economy and Nature Positive.

Expressions of interest are open for the 2024 Sustainability Challenge

Build your professional network, get industry experience and gain 25 credit points towards your Curtin University degree by participating in Curtin’s Sustainability Challenge over the mid-semester break!  Online pre-learning activities begin mid-June, followed by one week intensive face-to-face learning beginning June 24, with a showcase event on July 1. 

You will have the opportunity to design solutions for real-world sustainability issues with industry partners, academic mentors, and other students from different disciplines.


2023 Sustainability Challenge

Through a week of collaboration and research, multidisciplinary student teams developed solutions to real world challenges put forward by industry. Throughout the challenge, the students were supported in their learning by six core industry challenge partners, a further ten supporting industry partners, plus leading academic mentors from across the University. Students left the week better equipped to work towards positive environmental change.

Following the success of the 2023 Sustainability Challenge, the project team subsequently won the inaugural Faculty of Humanities ‘Pro Vice Chancellors Award for Industry Partnership and Engagement’. Thank you to our partners that made this year’s challenge such a success.

Other sustainability offerings at Curtin University include our new Planet Positive undergraduate certificate and course specialisation, and Changemakers for Sustainability, a five-day challenge-led experience for year 11 and 12 students that has been designed to build the skills required to influence positive change, while introducing them to university learning environments.

Together, we can strive for a more sustainable future.

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