About this course
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the course, students will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
- Assess the environmental performance in the built environment based on a thorough approach and an in-depth knowledge of underlying theory;
- Analyse and evaluate environmental performance in the built environment, across scales and disciplines;
- Design, plan and evaluate new developments or modification to existing buildings, neighbourhoods and/or cities in order to improve environmental performance;
- Critically examine environmental design literature and designs, across disciplines;
- Communicate environmental performance concepts and designs effectively across visual,oral, and written media.
Skills for collaborative and creative problem solving in environmental design, including:
- Ability to critically analyse and synthesise environmental performance in the built environment
- Ability to design the built environment for environmental performance and propose pathways to achieve this performance
- Ability to communicate complex environmental knowledge effectively to a range of audiences
- Ability to work effectively in cross-disciplinary teams
- Technical skills for professional practice in chosen stream
The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Design enables students to become:
- Academically excellent, with in-depth knowledge of a specialist discipline of environmental design in the built environment, the capacity to solve environmental design problems, and remain self-directed in their learning in this field.
- Knowledgeable across disciplines and scales of the built environment, with a critical understanding of the multiple disciplines, built systems and natural systems that contribute to environmental practice and outcomes, and the ability to assess this knowledge in collaborative contexts.
- Leaders of environmental design, with excellent interpersonal, decision-making and communication skills, who are respectful of diversity in cultural experiences of environmental change, reflective on the own practice, and have a capacity to initiate positive change and advocate for built environments in symbiosis with the environment.
Last updated: 2 September 2020