GD189 - Graduate Diploma in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building

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Plan: GD189 - Graduate Diploma 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 Diploma in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building
Award abbreviation: GDEnEff&SustBldg
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 Year Full Time/2 Years Part Time
Location: AUSCY 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 Diploma in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building program provides an intensive, multidisciplinary environment for the advanced study of the science, design technologies and management of sustainable buildings. As this field is positioned at the intersection of several disciplines, including building engineering, architecture, landscape architecture and design, this program advances the role of design research and innovative design practice in addressing critical issues associated with the sustainability of the built environment.

The program is especially designed for advanced professional development and/or specialisation for engineers, project managers, landscape architects and other design professionals working with the built environment.

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.

This program emphasises the application of theoretical knowledge to practice and will build your capability to effectively respond to current and emerging issues, trends, and to client and organisational needs through your developed skills and knowledge.

In conjunction with the 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. The courses delivered within the program build your knowledge of the specialised domains within the field of energy efficient and sustainable building including sustainable building technologies, building physics and project management. You will develop the analytical and technical skills required to utilise theoretical knowledge and published data to inform your decision making as a manager and/or designer of sustainable buildings. 

The program replicates industry and professional practice contexts and equips you to work in multidisciplinary teams involved in the development of sustainable design strategies and solutions for new and retrofitted buildings. 

Successful completion of this program provides a pathway to further learning in the Master of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building.

Upon successful completion of this program you may also be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University.

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Articulation and pathways

The Graduate Diploma in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building (GD189) is available as an exit award of the Master of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building (MC209).

You will have the option of exiting with the Graduate Diploma in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building if you have successfully completed the 96 credit points listed in this program structure, or a combination of completing some courses and having been granted credit for previous study at an equivalent level (AQF 8).

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Entrance requirements

The Graduate Diploma in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building is available as an exit point only. Applicants must apply for entry to MC209 Master of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building.

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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 staff 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 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

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 lap top 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. At RMIT University you will have unlimited access to quality electronic resources including ebooks, 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 of 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 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 employmentliving well being (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/students

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