Sustainable Design: Technology and Environment


The Stackable Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Design: Technology and Environment is for students interested in sustainability at various scales and within a diverse set of contexts. Program participants will focus on issues of performance, primarily at the building scale - considering both technical components such as daylight modulation and thermal factors within larger systems, as well as philosophical questions about sustainability and its potential boundaries or lack thereof. Building science and phenomenological experience are both considered throughout the coursework.

The stackable graduate certificate is open to any UT Austin degree-seeking graduate student and requires three classes (nine credit hours).


  • ONLY the ARC graduate sections of the courses listed below may fulfill the Stackable Graduate Certificate requirements.
  • Please do not register for a cross-listing in another discipline or an undergraduate section. It is not possible to count any other section toward this Stackable Graduate Certificate. 

Contact the Graduate Program Coordinator with any course registration questions or for more information. 


Fall Courses

ARC 386M Energy Modeling and the Design Process
ARC 386M Light and Sustainable Design
ARC 386M 33 Regenerative Architecture
ARC 386M Architecture Computation
ARC 388R History of Water in Cities

Spring Courses

ARC 384G Environmental Control: Light, Sound & Electricity
ARC 386M Solar Geometry and Energy Flow in Buildings
ARC 386M Sustainable Architectural Design
ARC 386M Biogenic Materials