2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
    May 18, 2021  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sustainable Design Graduate Certificate


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The College of Architecture and Design offers a Sustainable Design Graduate Certificate incorporating knowledge from a wide range of disciplines, ranging from technical to philosophical. This certificate explores the interrelation between decisions made when designing the built environment and their short-term and long-term impacts on the ecological environment. Students are asked to take responsibility for the role architecture plays in the consumption of natural resources, underscoring the need for interdisciplinary dialogue and leadership at building, site, city, and regional scales.

The Sustainable Design Graduate Certificate offers opportunities for topical study such as, but not limited to:

  • Building Design Building Technology
  • Materials and Methods of Design Implementation Urban Design
  • Landscape Architecture Design Land Use Planning and Policy Ecology
  • Economics Environmental Sciences
  • Forestry and Natural Resources Plant Sciences
  • Agriculture Potential resources:
  • Design | Build | Evaluate Initiative Institute for Smart Structures (ISS) UTK Smart Communities Initiative
  • Institute for Secure and Sustainable Environments (ISSE) Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC)
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Requirements

All courses must meet the approval of Chair of Graduate Architecture Program in order to be counted towards the Sustainable Design Graduate Certificate. In addition, faculty will be required to approve the use of their course towards the concentration based on fitness of content.

Documentation will be kept by the School of Architecture, but it is the student’s responsibility to solicit approval through the advising process.

Six credit hours from one of the following:

ARCH 586   (6)
ARCH 590  (6)
ARCH 598  (6)
ARCH 599  (6)

Plus six elective credit hours from one of these courses or similar courses per advising process:

ARCH 525  (1-3)
ARCH 550  (1-3)
ARCH 552  (1-3)
ARCH 554  (1-3)
ARCH 555  (1-3)

Of the six elective credit hours, up to three credit hours may be from:

ARCH 526  (3)
ARCH 591  (1-9)
ARCH 593  (1-9)
LAR 526  (3)

Of the six elective credit hours, up to three credit hours may be from approved courses in other departments, such as:

AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS

AREC 472  (3)
AREC 570  (3)

BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING

BSE 562  (3)

ECOLOGY

EEB 503  (1)  EEB 509  (4)

ECONOMICS

ECON 463  (3) [Prerequisite(s): 311]
ECON 677  (3)
ECON 678  (3)

FORESTRY

FORS 423  (3)
FORS 515  (1-3)

FORESTRY, WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES

FWF 520  (3)
FWF 540  (2)

GEOGRAPHY

GEOG 434  (3)
GEOG 436  (3)
GEOG 449  (3)
GEOG 536  (3)
GEOG 541  (3)
GEOG 545  (3)

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

LAR 525  (1-6)

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

ME 572  (3)

PHILOSOPHY

PHIL 545  (3)

POLITICAL SCIENCE

POLS 581  (3)

PLANT SCIENCES

PLSC 421  (3)
PLSC 515  (3)
PLSC 536  (3)

SOCIOLOGY

SOCI 465  (3)
SOCI 562  (3)
SOCI 661  (3)

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