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Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Architectural Design Algonquin College - Ottawa Campus Algonquin College - Ottawa Campus, Canada

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CAD 16560

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CAD 95

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12 months


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Program Overview

In the one-year Sustainable Architectural Design Ontario College Graduate Certificate program, you develop the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to become a leader in sustainable building design. In the face of climate change, this program advances your knowledge of building design, technology and construction with a range of design strategies that reduce the carbon footprint.

Learn how to design healthy, liveable, and environmentally responsible buildings, aligning with Canadian construction methods and building codes. Design strategies learned in this program include 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, which 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.

Throughout the program, you may apply your knowledge to a sustainable design project with a client in the industry. Once completed, you present your project to the client and a panel of sustainable design professionals.

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Additional Information

Program Level Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 42 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Jan 2025


Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 88 - With no score less than - 22
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60 - With no score less than - 53

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Ontario college diploma, Ontario college advanced diploma, degree or equivalent in a related field, such as architecture, architectural technology or building engineering technology.

6.5 IELTS Score
88 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
55% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 95

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11000 Per year

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