Sustainable Infrastructure

Sustainable Infrastructure

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14-15 September & 26-27 October 2018
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In class

Acquire an understanding of the utilities that keep our built environment humming

Acquire an understanding of the above and below ground built facilities and networks systems including utilities, public works, community and telecommunications infrastructure. Upon completion you will have the ability to explain how infrastructure is critical to the sustainability of cities through articulation and design of the infrastructure life cycle.

This course provides foundation knowledge for planning and managing sustainable infrastructure and public services. By infrastructure we mean built facilities and networks – either above or below ground – that support health, safety, and welfare. This course prepares you to be proficient in a life-cycle method of infrastructure planning and management, which starts with a needs assessment, and encompasses programming, planning, design, costing, budgeting, financing, operations, maintenance, rehabilitation, replacement/redesign, and evaluation.

Students enrolled into SUSD0016 will receive training to become an accredited professional of Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA). The cost for this training will be included in the cost of the course (ie no additional cost). Students who successfully complete this course can become Accredited Professionals to perform sustainability assessments on infrastructure projects. Students can sit for the exam to become an Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Professional (ISAP) by paying a discounted fee ($100). Students will also receive the IS Technical Manual as part of this training.


Key Information

Learning outcomes

At the conclusion of the course the you will be able to:

  1. Identify infrastructure planning as a key approach to planning and urban development leadership.
  2. Describe infrastructure networks and recognise the significance of infrastructure provision as a defining function of, and framework for, the planning, designing, and building of cities and metropolitan areas.
  3. Explain how infrastructure is critical to the sustainability of cities.
  4. Articulate and design the infrastructure life cycle, and how it leads to sustainable infrastructure.
  5. Critically appreciate the roles of government, private sector, and other agents in infrastructure development processes.
  6. Provide advice on planning and designing sustainable infrastructure networks for the built environments.

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive:

  1. Official Certificate of completion.
  2. Up to 40 PIA CPD points.
  • Domestic students: AUD $3690 
  • International students: AUD $4500 

Please visit the fees page for more information.

Eligibility criteria

An undergraduate degree with a Credit average or above in a relevant field such as a built environment discipline or studies in social science, social policy, business or law.

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The UNSW Non-Award Course page provides you with further details on how to apply.