Modern military technology and systems are required to stay at the cutting edge of performance yet serve for increasingly longer life spans. The key to achieving successful sustainment outcomes relies on linking sustainment strategy, operations and execution to meet performance requirements. Having an effective sustainment plan is crucial in ensuring the technology and systems developed provide long-term benefits.  

Degree type

Postgraduate coursework


1 year full-time

Commencing terms

Semester 1, Semester 2

Program code


Delivery mode



The Master of Sustainment Management at UNSW Canberra provides students with an opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of the managerial and technical skills and expertise relevant to planning, acquisition and sustainment of complex technology and systems over their life cycles. You'll also develop the ability to procure capability according to organisational strategy and develop appropriate implementation and sustainable plans. 

The degree is offered by the UNSW Canberra School of Business in conjunction with the School of Engineering & Information Technology. The School of Business is an accredited member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Only 5 per cent of university business programs worldwide are AACSB accredited. 

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For more information on this degree, see the UNSW Handbook.

  • Program structure

    Students undertaking the Master of Sustainment Management need to complete eight coursework courses (48 UOC). Students must complete five compulsory core courses (30 UOC) and three elective courses (18 UOC). Not all elective courses will be available in a particular year.  

    For further program details, please see the UNSW Handbook

    Please note: Course offerings can vary throughout the year. Contact the School for details.

  • Core courses

    Code Course Semester 1 - 2024 Semester 2 - 2024
    ZBUS8101 Strategic Management Distance Mode Distance Mode

    Change Management

    Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZBUS8302 Logistics Management Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZBUS8303 Strategic Procurement and Outsourcing Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZBUS8911 Asset Management Not Offered Distance Mode

    ZBUS8203 Change Management to replace ZBUS8913 Leadership, Change and Innovation as a core course.

    Elective courses

    Code Course Semester 1 - 2024 Semester 2 - 2024
    ZBUS8103 Strategic Human Resources Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZBUS8108 Accounting for Management Decisions Distance Mode Distance Mode
    ZBUS8109 Business Law Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZBUS8115 Public Service Performance and Evaluation Not Offered Not Offered
    ZBUS8147 The Business of Managing Projects Distance Mode Distance Mode
    ZBUS8208 Humanitarian Logistics Not Offered Not Offered
    ZBUS8210 Critical Analysis in Business Distance Mode Distance Mode
    ZBUS8313 Risk Management in Logistics Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZBUS8314 People and Systems Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZBUS8320 Strategic Logistics Management Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZEIT8007 Space Operations

    Distance Mode

    Not Offered
    ZEIT8226 Systems Engineering Practice Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZEIT8230 Requirements Practice Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZEIT8231 Test and Evaluation Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZEIT8233 Explosive Ordnance Technology Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZEIT8403 Capability Option Analysis Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZINT8301 Lethality and Survivability* (Requires approval) CTMC

    Not Offered

  • For information regarding entry requirements, please refer to the UNSW Handbook

Key contacts

Program Coordinator
A/Prof Sue Williamson 

Student enquiries
T: (02) 5114 5000