Certificate of Achievement in Sustainability

Sustainability theories and practice are increasingly important in our ever-changing world. Theories and practices can be applied to not only the environment, but to the economy and social systems. This certificate is truly interdisciplinary in nature with applications in business, government, education, and more. Students can build on their current or past post-secondary education. The Certificate of Achievement in Sustainability Studies consists of 2 core courses in addition to 2 electives with a sustainability-focus. Learners do not need to be enrolled full-time to access the courses.

Learning and Career Growth

The Sustainability Certificate of Achievement Certificate of Achievement will help you:
• Engage in sustainable thinking, issues and ideas that are increasingly becoming the norm
• Consider complex social, environmental and cultural challenges when approaching problems and solutions
• Balance and build onto your education and experience
• Differentiate yourself in the market

Duration and Delivery

Each course is 36-45 hours and there are 4 courses required to complete the certificate. You do not need to be enrolled full-time to access the courses. Courses may be online or in-person at the City Centre Campus. Students have a maximum of 2 academic years to complete the required courses.


Course fees vary depending on your primary program of study. Students not enrolled in another undergraduate program at MacEwan will pay Open Studies course fees. The cost of completing all 12 credits in the certificate range from $1752-$2352.

There is an application fee of $50 that includes your assessment and your completed credential.

Program Eligibility

There are no admission requirements for this program but we do need you to apply by answering a few simple questions. This information will help us support you in your sustainability journey and ensure you are awarded with the certificate at the completion of the program.

Getting Started

Please contact for more information on how to apply.


If you have any questions about your enrolment, or if you would prefer not to enrol online, contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

School of Continuing Education
phone: 780-497-4400
toll-free: 1-855-797-4400

We're moving

The School of Continuing Education will move to Allard Hall at City Centre Campus Fall 2020.