Singapore University of Social Sciences

Sustainable Society Through Innovative Technology

Sustainable Society Through Innovative Technology (SST201)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Science and Technology

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science and Technology


SST201 Sustainable Society Through Innovative Technology introduces students to sustainability and explores how today’s human societies can prevail in the face of global change, ecosystem degradation and resource limitations. It will focus on key knowledge areas of sustainability theory such as population growth, climate change energy, agriculture, water and food production. In each Unit, students will learn how technological innovation can solve the different types of resource limitations and pollution problems to create a sustainable ecosystem on Earth.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.


  • Sustainable Society
  • Technology
  • Human Population
  • Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Food Production
  • The Environment and Human Health
  • Climate Change
  • Pollution
  • Sustainable Cities

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the history of technology in the development of human civilizations.
  • Use case studies to demonstrate the ideas and practices of sustainability.
  • Examine how industries, from a technological perspective, have changed significantly in the past two decades because of changes in technology
  • Explain the concept of sustainable development to technologies that could meet current and future human needs.
  • Apply skills of inquiry, including research, in the analysis of sustainability issues.
  • Debate critically the different technologies at different scales of analysis that impact society.
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