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Sustainability, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #3 (QS) , MA,
With more than 7 billion people on the planet, climate change dominating the headlines, and growing scarcity of natural resources, there is a strong need for individuals and organizations to design and implement effective sustainability and environmental management solutions. Through Sustainability certificate at Harvard University, gain an advantage in the workplace and deepen your knowledge.

About

The Sustainability program is offered by Harvard University.

Key learning outcomes:
  • Understand the benefits of conventional and renewable energy systems; issues surrounding new transportation technologies; energy intensity of food production; effects of supply chain management and international commerce in energy security, energy management in buildings; and mechanisms needed to evolve into sustainable energy operations.
  • Implement sustainability management at the nexus of a local business, local government, and community, as well as use management systems and performance frameworks.
  • Leverage your knowledge of focused subject areas—such as environmental economics, greenhouse emissions management, sustainable building design, sustainable supply chain management, environmental toxicology, or risk management—to achieve a specific objective.
Earning the certificate

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete five certificate courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Programme Structure

This certificate requires five courses from the following course groups:

  • Sustainability knowledge (choose any two courses from select group)
  • Sustainability skill (choose any three courses from select group)
Courses Include:
  • Contested Natures: The Politics of Knowing, Living, Developing, and Conserving Nature
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Fundamentals of Organizational Sustainability
  • Energy and Carbon in the New Economy
  • Life Cycle Assessment: Theory and Practice
  • Life Cycle and Supply Chain Sustainability Assessment
  • Fundamentals of Ecology
  • Sustainable Buildings: Optimizing the Performance of Existing Buildings
  • Integrated Sustainable Design and Planning: From Building to Community
  • Sustainable Infrastructure: The Envision Rating System Approach.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

No application is required. You simply register for graduate courses during our fall, spring, or summer registration periods.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6876 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6876 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • the average cost

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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