Postgraduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment

Course Location Part time, nine month course with two residential workshops (each lasting four days) in Cambridge, UK
Cost £6240
Type of course in situ
Online booking
Course provider University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Available dates for this course

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Buildings and the spaces and places between them represent a critical piece of any global low carbon future. It is therefore crucial that the built environment sector shifts towards more sustainable development.


This requires a new approach and a new way of thinking. Built environment professionals must break out of their individual silos and work better together to tackle sustainability issues and make decisions that work for everyone.


It is only through collective, collaborative and truly interdisciplinary design that we will get to where we need to be.


The Postgraduate Certificate in IBDE is for professionals from around the world and across the built environment sector including architects, engineers, surveyors, project managers, planners, urban designers, developers, facilities managers, specialist consultants and contractors with a minimum of three years' work experience in the built environment since graduating.


Core modules that form the basis of the learning

-Sustainability and resilience

Examining the principles and practices of sustainable development and understanding the environmental, social and economic impacts.


-Leadership and interdisciplinary practice

Developing the skills and competencies required to help lead and achieve effective collaboration within interdisciplinary teams.


-Innovation and technology

Exploring how new ideas, tools, devices and methods can help improve performance and make built environments that are more responsive to user needs.


-Design thinking

Understanding the many definitions and uses of design and how to integrate skills from different disciplines to improve project design.


-Research skills

Learning core academic research skills including methodology, research design and qualitative and quantitative methods to help transform professional knowledge into rigorous academic learning


More information on the Postgraduate Certificate can be found online.


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