GC163 - Graduate Certificate in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building

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Plan: GC163 - Graduate Certificate in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Certificate in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building
Award abbreviation: GradCertEnEffSusBldg
Total credit points: 48
Career: PGRD
Duration: 0.5 years full-time or part time equivalent
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Property, Construction & Project Management (325H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/propertyconstruction
ASCED code: 080315
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Purpose of the Program

The Graduate Certificate in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building program provides a multidisciplinary environment which will introduce you to the study of the science, design and management of sustainable buildings The program will provide you with a foundation to further develop the skills and knowledge required to progress or diversify your professional practice and/or undertake further study.

This program emphasises the application of theoretical knowledge to practice. The courses delivered within the program introduce you to the specialised domains within the field of energy efficient and sustainable building including building physics and project management.

In conjunction with the GD189 Graduate Diploma in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building and the MC209 Master of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building, this program addresses the industry need for energy efficient and sustainable building specialists with a particular focus on developing your multidisciplinary understanding of the design, performance and development of sustainable buildings.

As energy efficient and sustainable building field is positioned at the intersection of several disciplines, including building science, technologies and design, the program will develop your knowledge of the role of building science research and innovative design practice in addressing critical issues associated with the sustainability of the built environment.

This program requires on-campus attendance. The program is delivered full time and part time in face to face mode, supported by various blended learning activities (including on-line).

Graduates may pursue many professional pathways, including work in private practice, state or local government, or in private practice as a consultant to building design or, property development projects. Successful completion of this program also provides a pathway to further learning in the MC209 Master of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building program you may also be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University.

 

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation
If you have undertaken a Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master's Degree, you may be able to apply for credit which will be assessed on an individual case basis dependent on the courses undertaken.

Information is available on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit

Pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon successful completion of the GC163 Graduate Certificate in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building, you may be eligible to undertake further studies in the MC209 Master of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building. You may also be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University subject to each program’s entry requirements.

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Entrance requirements

You must have:

  • Successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a discipline that demonstrates knowledge and skills in construction, technology, engineering, management, architecture or design; OR
  • Significant work experience or professional practice related to energy efficiency, sustainability or building and construction

As a guide, significant experience would generally be a minimum of three years of experience in middle to upper management roles that related to energy efficiency, sustainability or building and construction.

 

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External accreditation and industry links

There are currently no relevant accrediting professional bodies for this program.
Industry Links:
The program consults closely with the Program Advisory Committee (PAC), whose membership is drawn from the construction and property industry. Ongoing engagement with the PAC ensures that this program is relevant to industry needs and expectations.

Integrating industry expertise into the coursework is a key distinguishing aspect of this program.  Adjunct and visiting staffs from local and international practices are invited to participate as guest lecturers to ensure that you are exposed to the latest industry developments. Professionals in related industries such as building design, project management, urban planning, local and national government representatives as well as academic research partners will provide you with exposure to current industry practice.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, ejournals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT

www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

- transition to tertiary study and learning

- study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant

- enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of  disadvantage which may impact on your learning

- career development and employment

- living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)

- opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad

- opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/student
 

 

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