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Sustainable Studies Post-Diploma Certificate

This Post-Diploma Sustainability Studies Certificate is designed to meet the industry demand for practitioners who are seeking specialization in sustainable construction. This certificate allows students to use their related education and/or industry experience as a foundation for the program that will build their expertise in the area of sustainability. Graduates will play a leading role in the construction industry and will have the knowledge to deliver projects that achieve high sustainability performance and contribute to the economic, environmental, and social well-being of communities.

The program consists of four 13-week terms, with 11 courses taken over a two year period. Each term includes an intensive residency consisting of several days and is followed by twelve weeks of synchronous instruction using technology.

Admission Requirements

Completion of a diploma or degree in a minimum of one of the following subject areas: construction management, engineering, architecture, interior design, city/urban planning, or urban design.

Program Outline

Year 1 - Fall Semester
SCMT 114 Sustainability and Ethics in Construction
SCMT 124 Sustainability and the Built Environment
Year 1 - Winter Semester
SCMT 132 Introduction to Sustainability Assessment
SCMT 134 Green Building Principles
SCMT 144 Sustainable Methods and Technologies
Year 2 - Fall Semester
SCMT 223 Sustainable Materials
SCMT 224 Greening Existing Infrastructure
SCMT 228 Renewable Energy Technologies
Year 2 - Winter Semester
SCMT 238 Sustainable Business Case
SCMT 234 Sustainable Design and Development
SCMT 244 Regenerative Design
These courses are offered through blended learning, which includes face-to-face and synchronous instruction using technology. The face-to face component consists of an intensive 2-3 day delivery during the first week of classes. After the intensive hours are completed during the first week, these courses will be delivered online over the remaining twelve weeks of each term.
Generic requirements: For each course there are 9 hours of face-to-face intensive residency instruction during one week of the term and 3 hours of synchronous instruction every week for the other twelve weeks.

Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of the prescribed 11 courses (33 credits) as listed in the program outline with a minimum graduating grade average of 60%. 

This program is not currently offered

Program Area:





  • Distance/Online
  • Part-Time


2020-21: $5,345.15


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