MOURSHED, M., 2006. Development of a distance-learning based post-graduate programme on sustainable architecture. IN: Mourshed, M. (ed.) Proceedings of Global Built Environment: Towards an Integrated Approach for Sustainability. University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. 11-12 September 2006, pp. 43 - 50.
A broad set of multidisciplinary and domain-specific skills is required to create sustainable
architecture. Of particular significance are the skills needed for sustainability
appraisal and collaborative decision making - highlighted by the construction
industry and the government. The development of skills for effective
integration of sustainability concepts into the management of architectural projects
is vital for the Initial Professional Development (IPD) and Continuing Professional
Development (CPD). The Higher Education (HE) is now faced with the challenge to
address skills gap and to create a learning environment suitable for IPD and CPD.
To reflect the changing needs of the industry, a flexible distance-learning based
postgraduate programme on sustainable architecture has been developed at the Department
of Built Environment, University of Central Lancashire. This paper reports
on the philosophy, course structure and teaching and learning methods of the
This paper was presented at GBEN2006: Global Built Environment: towards an Integrated Approach for Sustainability held at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.