University of Technology Sydney

94665 Complexity and Sustainability

8cp; block (6 days over 3wks); availability: all enrolled UTS undergraduate students


This subject introduces complexity and systems thinking with a focus on real-world sustainability issues. Students probe the nature and characteristics of complex systems and design interventions that move these systems towards sustainable futures. They explore a variety of mapping, modelling and intervention strategies and apply them to a current and complex sustainability challenge. Through this process, students creatively and rigorously test key qualities they have identified in a complex system and put forward proposals that initiate change for sustainable futures.

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.