Green Architecture courses

Algonquin College

Graduate Certificate In Green Architecture in Algonquin College

  • Duration : 12 Months
  • Intake : Sept
  • Level : Certificate
  • Tuition & fees : $ 12,817 CAD Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.5
  • TOEFL : 88
  • PTE : 60

About Graduate Certificate In Green Architecture in Algonquin College

This one-year Ontario Graduate Certificate program is an attractive option for those who want to improve the current global situation through advanced knowledge and application of sustainable building strategies. The field of Green Architecture is a natural result of global pressures on our environment and natural resources. Students enhance their knowledge of building design, technology and construction from previous education or experience.

Students are exposed to a specialized range of design strategies and technologies that reduce environmental impact, make buildings healthier and livable for people and achieve these goals in an economical way. Design factors which build on the students` existing knowledge base include sustainable site development, managing material resources, conservation of energy and water and improving interior environments. The curriculum includes courses in materials and methods designed to provide sustainable energy conservation improvements, reduce reliance on fossil fuels and harness the energy resources of the sun, wind and water. Working in teams, students apply their new knowledge to a sustainable design project.

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. Typically, graduates may find employment with architectural, engineering, design and construction firms, Green building consultants, government agencies and related disciplines.

As part of the regular curriculum, students complete the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) course: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Strategies and Green Associate (GA) Preparation course. This helps prepare them to write the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) LEED (GA) exam toward the LEED (GA) credential. (Students are responsible to arrange and pay for the exam separately if they so choose.)

Bachelors: No specific cutoff mentioned

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor degree with First or Second Division/Class in Architecture or Interior Design
  • Applicants without the required diploma or degree may be considered on an individual basis
  • Applicants should have the following skills and knowledge:
    • Architectural building design fundamentals (site planning, floor planning, massing,  and working with a building program)
    • Architectural drawing skills, both by hand and using Architectural computer  software such as AutoCAD and Revit Architecture
    • Fundamental knowledge of building science, materials, technology, and systems  (architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical)
    • Fundamental knowledge of building codes and regulations
  • If an applicant is weaker in one or two of the four areas noted above, they may still be considered for the program, but a review of their work, skills, and experience is necessary before a final decision is made

Algonquin College Highlights

College Type Publicly funded
Number of Campuses 3
Annual Endowments 3.7 million CAD
Student Retention Rate 86.3 %
Total number of programs 340
Mode of Programmes Full time, Part time, Online
Work Study Program Yes, for full time programs
Cost of Attendance 2,900 CAD
Financial aid Bursaries, Scholarship, Awards
Language Proficiency IELTS/TOEFL or Algonquin EAP program

Algonquin College Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

Tuition & Books (1 Year)  
Includes Tuition, Health Insurance, Upass (bus pass)
and Student Access Fees (8-Month Academic Year)
$16,200 – $22,000
Learning Resources and School Supplies $200 – $1,000
Optional Items  
Gym Membership (On-campus) $300
Clothing $800
Miscellaneous $1,150
Total Optional Items $2,250
Homestay (Fees are for 1 Month)  
Application fee $250
Accommodations & Meals (3 meals/day) $940
Total Homestay $1,190
Residence (8 Months)  
Accommodations $7,720
Meal Plan (Mandatory) $3,350
Total Residence $11,070
Off Campus Housing 1 Month  
2 Bedroom Apartment (estimated cost only) $1,200 – $1,400

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Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

$ 12,817

Hostel & Meals :

$ 11,945


$ 24,762