SLP in Green Building Applications

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering Science
Programme Level: Continuous Education Programmes
Programme Name: SLP in Green Building Applications
Programme Code: GBA001

Medium of Facilitation: Online
NQF Level: 5
NQF Credits: 

Senate Approval: S306/2012(3)

Application Start Date: 1 April 2022
Application End Date: 15 December 2022

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway

Contacts: Elmarie Fourie 011 559 6430

Duration of Study: 

This course equates to 70 hours of self-directed study for the whole Certificate and approximately 10 hours of study and assignment preparation per week.

Programme Fees


The Applied Green Building SLP is designed to train construction industry professionals to perform as green professionals who could lead the transformation of the construction industry through green building practices to ensure the future wellbeing of our Planet.  This unique course combines theory and practice. The aim of this course is to enable the student to evaluate, prepare and apply green building design strategies, techniques, and methods to green building attributes in furtherance of green building design and construction activities.  It will enable participants to explore issues related to the built environment and sustainability and allow students to become familiar with a variety of practical techniques to address such issues in the design and making of buildings, environments, and landscapes.  By the end of this course, students should be able to incorporate these ideas into further study and eventually into their practice of building science, architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture and related disciplines.

Career Opportunities

The SLP provides a unique opportunity for professionals and students alike to strengthen their knowledge and gain a career advantage in the field of sustainability – an area of increasing global significance.


Course content Study Unit 1: Environmental Impact of Development Study Unit 2: Sustainable Building and Construction Activities Study Unit 3: Climatic Considerations and Comfort Study Unit 4: Sustainable Sites Study Unit 5: Water Conservation Study Unit 6: Energy Conservation Study Unit 7: Materials and Resources

Admission Requirements

NQF Level 5

Selection Process

Selection is based on academic merit.

Applied Green Building

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