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The approach for this Postgraduate Certificate is to create a multi-disciplinary, “hands-on,” community-oriented environment for learning, which will involve a holistic design curriculum, delivered by faculty with specific expertise. This course of study will be broad based in its approach, breaking down the boundaries between the more established professional disciplines of architecture, urban, landscape, planning, interior, graphic, and industrial design.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainability in Design is patterned as a studio-based program offering, with a core of project-based sustainability studios, supplemented by studio-seminar and liberal studies offerings that work together to provide a depth of knowledge in this area. There are additional optional courses that provide alternate threads that integrate to other areas of curriculum, programs and practice that complete the course credit requirements for the Certificate and allow students to pursue more specific areas of interest.

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COURSE           COURSE NAME                                                        CREDIT

The following two courses are required: 1.0
GDES 3B57    Living Environment Design Studio 1
GDES 3B58    Living Environment Design Studio 2
Choose two:                                                                            0.75 or 1.0
SCTM 2B04    Biological Principles of Sustainability (LST)
INDS 3A03    Design and the Environment: Principles of 
                    Production and Consumption (SEM)
GDES 3B12    Socially Responsible Design Practices
VISC 3B46    Design & Sustainability (LST)
Choose three:                                                                         1.25 or 1.5
ENVR 3A03    Building Technology & Structure 2 (SEM)
GDES 3B59    Urban Landscape Ecology (SEM)
GDES 3B18    Biomimetics l: Points of Departure
GDES 3B28    Biomimetics 2: Application
GDES 4B05    Architectural Design Studio 1
GDES 3B47    Habitat Housing Studio
HUMN 2B28    Nature, Culture and the Environment (LST)
GDES 3B61    Living Environment Design: Internship *
GDES 3B60    Sustainable Design & Development *
GDES 3B62    Sustainable Business *
GDES 3B63    Cities for People / Summer Workshop *
GDES 3B64    Greening the OCAD Campus – Summer Workshop *
TOTAL                                                                              3 or 3.25 or 3.5

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