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Degree

Graduate Certificate in Green Architecture

Course code: #1501X01FWO

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Degree

Graduate Certificate in Green Architecture

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $17,604 CAD

  • Application fee

    $95 CAD

  • Duration

    1 year

  • PGWP

    1 year

  • Min GPA

    55 out of 100

Highlights
Project
Research

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-February-2023 2023-02-01

Overview

Graduate Certificate in Green Architecture

The one-year Green Architecture Ontario College Graduate Certificate program at Algonquin College gives you the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to stay up-to-date on sustainable building design strategies. 

In the face of climate change, the field of green architecture is gaining increasing importance. 

This program complements your knowledge of building design, technology and construction with a range of design strategies that reduce our ecological footprint.

Learn how to design buildings that are healthy, liveable as well as environmentally responsible. 

Some design strategies learned in this program are sustainable site development, managing material resources, and conservation of energy and water. Study sustainable practices that will help mitigate the current climate crisis.

During the program, you complete Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) courses which help prepare you to write the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate (GA) exam for the LEED (GA) credential.

This additional credential is sought-after by many employers. The program provides opportunities for you to participate in student design competitions, design charrettes and client projects that challenge your knowledge and experience.

In your final term, you have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to a sustainable design project. Once completed, you present your project to a panel of sustainable design professionals.

Graduates are able to evaluate and analyze current practices in building design and are well positioned to be considered for significant roles working on sustainable projects.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$31,254

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,368
Accommodation 1 bed room $13,650
Tuition 1 person $17,604

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.50 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency test scores
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English
  • Portfolio
  • Resume

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
22
listening
22
writing
22
speaking
22
reading

PTE

58
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

176
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Duolingo: Overall 115 (minimums of 115 Literacy, 90 Production)

Algonquin's EAP Program

International EAP
Level 6 with
a grade of B in all core courses

  • All applicants must complete a language proficiency test through the Algonquin College Test Centre and will be required to pay a fee.
  • Applicants who have previously obtained scores on standardized tests (IELTS, TOEFL) may not be required to take the placement test.

Academic background and requirement

Program Eligibility

  • Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree or equivalent in a related field, such as Architecture, Architectural Technology or Building Engineering Technology.
  • Applicants are also required to submit a resume and a portfolio of their Architectural work (in PDF format) which demonstrates knowledge and skills in the following four areas.
    1. Architectural building design fundamentals (site planning, floor planning, massing, and working with a building program).
    2. Architectural drawing skills, both by hand and using Architectural computer software such as AutoCAD and Revit Architecture.
    3. Fundamental knowledge of building science, materials, technology and systems (architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical).
    4. Fundamental knowledge of local building codes and regulations.
  • Applicants without the required diploma or degree will be assessed individually and will be required to complete an Eligibility Package.

Iran

  • Bachelor’s degree and university transcripts.

China

  • Bachelor’s degree and University transcripts

India

  • Bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 55% or higher and university transcripts, with 10 or fewer retakes for a 3 or 4 year bachelor. There can be no more than 3 retakes for any one subject.
  • Diploma or Provisional Certificate for proof of graduation

Career opportunities

  • Architect
  • Engineer
  • Green building consultant
  • Contractor

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