Diploma In Green Building

Greencity International College

Program Description

Diploma In Green Building

Greencity International College

Diploma In Green Building

The course aims to create professionals that are competent in transforming and managing building designs and construction with green considerations. Beside the tremendous quantity of construction materials that have been extracted from earth and transported to building sites construction concrete dwellings are excessively consuming our limited nonrenewable fossil fuels. The energy required to cool and heat buildings, running appliances and other gadgets is reaching to an alarming stage. Meanwhile 40% of global greenhouse gases are released from building construction. Hence, the demand for green building professionals is on the rise.

Graduates will be equipped with professionalism, knowledge and skills to cater for the lucrative market demands from the perspective of architecture and engineering. The course emphasizes on green building delivery and life cycle which includes strategic planning/needs analysis, design review and post-occupancy evaluation. The students are expected to master the fundamental areas of building design which involve ecology, architecture and community, health and building environment and sustainability in building resources and operation.

What to Expect

By completing this course the students will be able to:

  • Introduce the new energy management standard ISO 50001
  • Provide technical knowledge and skills in sustainable Building Services
  • Explain principles of building design, implementation, operation and commissioning
  • Understand the principles and the use of renewable energy sources
  • Understand the fundamental concepts of sustainable design and green building practices

Entry Requirements

SPM / O Levels / UEC or equivalent (3 credits)


  • 2 1/2 years


  • Jan, April, June & August

Course Module

First Year

  • Business English
  • Fundamental Physics
  • Fundamental of Engineering Economy
  • Fundamental Chemistry
  • Basic Engineering Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Economy
  • Fundamental Chemistry
  • Basic Engineering Mathematics
  • Introduction to Environmental Policy
  • Introduction to Green Buillding
  • Waste Management: Theory and Policy
  • Sustainable Building Design
  • Introduction to Building Performance
  • Fundamental of Drafting & CAD
  • Fundamental of Indoor Air Quality
  • Ethics for Built Environment

Second Year

  • Building Services and Sustainability
  • Introduction to Energy Management
  • Basic Construction Materials &Sustainability
  • 3D Modelling & Construction
  • Fundamental of Geotechnics andGeotechnology
  • Introduction to Value Management iConstruction
  • Fundamentals of Structural System and Design
  • Sustainable Facility Management
  • Basic Occupational Safety and Health
  • Project Management
  • Building Control System
  • HVAC Fundamentals
  • Final Year Project
  • Sanitation Services for Buildings
  • Introduction to Urban Design and Development

Third Year

  • Industrial Attachment


  • Bahasa Kebangsaan
  • Pengajian Moral/Islam
  • Pengajian Malaysia

Career Prospects

  • Energy Efficiency Builder
  • Urban Planner
  • Sustainability Systems Developer
  • Environmental and renewable energy consultants
  • Campaign and event managers
  • Eco-artists
  • Holistic passive solar building designers
  • Solar energy engineers and installers
  • Wind energy engineers and installers
  • Ecology educators

University Pathway

  • The University of Northampton, UK
  • Auburn University, US
  • University of Florida, US
  • University of Michigan, US
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2017
30 months
Full time
Start date Jan. 2017
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
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Duration 30 months
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