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Graduate Certificate in Environmental Design (GC-ENVDES) // Course structure

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Course structure

All students must complete 50 points, consisting of one core subject and three elective subjects.

Core subject (12.5 points)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ABPL90405 Energy & Carbon in the Built Environment
Semester 1
12.5

Elective subjects and Streams (37.5 points)

The required 37.5 points of electives can be made up from any the subjects on the following list. These subjects are packaged in streams which reflect research and industry interests within Environmental Design. It is not necessary to limit choice to any one stream: electives can be taken in any combination. The streams are designed to help tailor your skills and knowledge towards a particular area you would like to work in.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ABPL90032 Building Services and Operations
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ABPL90064 Urban Sustainability and Climate Change
Semester 2
12.5
ABPL90086 Environmental Systems
Semester 1
12.5
ABPL90120 Building Sustainability
September
12.5
ABPL90268 Building Envelopes
September
12.5
ABPL90272 Regenerative Sustainability
Semester 2
12.5
ABPL90320 Building Resilient Settlements
November
12.5
ABPL90325 Prefabrication in Building
Semester 2
12.5
ABPL90341 Urban Environmental Policy and Planning
Semester 1
12.5
ABPL90394 ZEMCH Sustainable Design Workshop
January
12.5
ABPL90153 Complex Building Energy Modelling
June
12.5
ABPL90359 Research Practicum in Construction
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ABPL90307 MSD Vocational Placement
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ABPL90320 Building Resilient Settlements
November
12.5
ABPL90358 Research in Construction
Semester 2
12.5
ABPL90307 MSD Vocational Placement
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

STREAMS:

Green building accreditor*

Both of the following subjects:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ABPL90086 Environmental Systems
Semester 1
12.5
ABPL90120 Building Sustainability
September
12.5

and one of the following subjects

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ABPL90272 Regenerative Sustainability
Semester 2
12.5
ABPL90325 Prefabrication in Building
Semester 2
12.5

Advanced Building Systems

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ABPL90153 Complex Building Energy Modelling
June
12.5
ABPL90268 Building Envelopes
September
12.5
ABPL90032 Building Services and Operations
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Environmental Planning

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ABPL90064 Urban Sustainability and Climate Change
Semester 2
12.5
ABPL90341 Urban Environmental Policy and Planning
Semester 1
12.5
ABPL90320 Building Resilient Settlements
November
12.5

Environmentally Sustainable Design

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ABPL90086 Environmental Systems
Semester 1
12.5
ABPL90325 Prefabrication in Building
Semester 2
12.5
ABPL90268 Building Envelopes
September
12.5

Research

Any elective from the list and

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ABPL90358 Research in Construction
Semester 2
12.5
ABPL90359 Research Practicum in Construction
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Industry Collaboration

Any two electives from the list and

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ABPL90307 MSD Vocational Placement
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

*Note: Green building accreditor — Formally endorsed by the Green Building Council of Australia