Graduate Certificates in Architecture
The New Jersey School of Architecture offers four graduate certificates in architecture: Sustainable Building Design, Digitally Augmented Architecture, Sustainable Cities and Urban Ecologies, Real Estate Design and Development.
Advanced technologies allow architects to address climate change by designing a more environmentally friendly built environment. Courses in this certificate provide an understanding of the environmental impact associated with the construction and energy consumption of buildings. You will learn how to tackle sustainability challenges at the scale of a building and learn about energy efficiency, passive house standards, life cycle assessment, and how design decisions impact the environment. This certificate will help designers to make strategic design responses to lower the environmental footprint of buildings and respond to global warming.
The 12 credit Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Building Design is comprised of 4 courses for those who wish to gain the foundational skills and knowledge to address sustainability in the design of buildings.
The integration of Information Technology in architecture has changed the way we experience the built and natural environment. Interactive maps and other smartphone apps are the beginning of different ways to interact with our physical environment through new interfaces. A rapid development of emerging augmented reality technologies will define the changing characteristics of work environments, public and private spaces. This certificate will introduce you to the history, politics and economic forces that are starting to define this critical space. You will learn tools, methods and strategies in computational processes ranging from areas of embedded systems and human factors. Courses are offered in machine learning, programming, physical computing, simulation and motion capture and digital fabrication. The intersection of these areas will allow you to develop novel solutions for the Internet of Things and a digital culture.
The 12 credit Graduate Certificate in Digitally Augmented Architecture is comprised of 4 courses for those who wish to gain the foundational skills and knowledge required to design digitally augmented spaces for a wide range of programs.
Cities are ecological systems that are defined by social, economic, cultural and political processes. These urban ecologies are in a constant state of change. An understanding of the dynamic qualities of these ecologies is necessary in order to steer the direction of urban development to respond to climate change, inequality and a digital lifestyle. You will be introduced to tools such as GIS and other technologies to monitor the environmental impact and methods to operate at the scale of urban ecological systems. You will learn about master planning, community engagement, zoning and land use. And you will gain insights through contemporary and historic perspectives about public space, housing, development, redevelopment and reuse.
The 12 credit Graduate Certificate in Urban Ecologies and Sustainable Cities is comprised of 4 courses for those who wish to gain the foundational skills and knowledge to operate as an Architect and Designer at an urban scale.
Data driven technologies provide a new depth of understanding of the needs of individual citizens and communities. At the same time a deep knowledge of history and culture of a place and a productive relationship with communities, local leaders and government officials is necessary to act responsibly to benefit society and the environment. This certificate will introduce you to the terms, concepts, strategies and theories on real estate. Courses will provide an overview of commercial real estate and the private property market. You will also learn data driven tools used in analysis, property valuation, financing, investment and management and monitoring the construction and maintenance of buildings.
The 12 credit Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Design and Development is comprised of 4 courses for those who wish to gain the skills necessary to be competitive as a real estate developer.
The 12 credit UI/UX design Certificate is comprised of 4 preparatory courses for those who wish to gain the foundational skills and knowledge to enter the burgeoning User experience design and Human-Computer Interaction fields. This UI/UX Design Certificate is set as a stand-alone credential to gain entry-level admission into a range of career or academic paths.
For Degree Advising, please contact HCADadvising@njit.edu