Certificate in Sustainable Design Innovation

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Certificate in Sustainable Design Innovation at Carlow IT

Primarily this course aims to up skill practicing design professionals in the area of Sustainable Design Practice (SDP). Likely students on this program would typically be designers, architects, design managers, marketing managers and other business managers with

responsibility for new product development (NPD), company strategy and design. Those interested in developing capacity in

sustainable design and innovation as a business opportunity would also benefit from this programme.

This course is an ECTS 10 credit (Masters) Level 9 module.

Endorsments from past students:

ÒSDI helped to give me the capacity to address and implement sustainable design within our practiceÓ- Norman Stevenson

(Senior Industrial Designer with Design Partners)

ÒThe SDI course gave me the time, structure and learning environment to reach a far greater strategic and tactical understanding of

the issues, challenges and opportunities to respond to global climate and sustainabilityÓ- Paul O'Connor (Architect)

Programme Content:

¥ Introduction to Sustainable Design (SD), case studies, approaches & philosophies

¥ Practical sustainable design strategies for designers

¥ Social and environmental legislative concerns for designers

¥ LCA (Product Life Cycle Analysis), LCA tools, IT(Information Technology) packages, simplified applied LCA

¥ Social and Corporate Responsibility

¥ Packaging and waste considerations for designers

¥ Marketing sustainable design

¥ Communication and presentation of sustainable design and business

¥ Development of the SD Brief and SD Strategy

¥ SD Facilitation and Multidisciplinary collaboration

¥ Procurement and specification of materials and processes

Progression Opportunities:

Graduates will be eligible for exemptions on the proposed MBA in Technology Management.


15 weeks-proposed for Saturdays 10am-1pm (Run every second Saturday)

10 x 3 hour workshop/lectures/mentoring sessions and independent applied research project (with remote mentoring)

Starting Date: September 2009

Fee details: Û1200

Awarded by

Institute of Technology, Carlow

Further Information and Application contact : Life Long Learning centre, IT Carlow , Kilkenny rd. Carlow

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