2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Certificate in High-Performance Building Design

Four-course (12 credit) sequence that focuses on the design of high-performance (beyond code minimum) buildings. It will be housed under the MArch program which currently requires 57-99 credits for completion and explicitly provides at least 12 credits of electives. The core courses of the certificate are intended to be offered online and to provide students the opportunity to leverage course content to obtain external certifications.

12 credits

Core requirements

The Department of Architecture offers a four-course focus on beyond-code minimum buildings that leads to a formal certificate recognizing competency in this increasingly important aspect of design. The certificate is available to those with a design background - including Ball State grad students and design professionals with non-degree student status. Several of the certificate courses can be leveraged to obtain external credentials.

ARCH 670Elements of High-Performance Buildings


ARCH 671LEED Green Building Rating System


ARCH 672WELL Building Rating System


ARCH 673PHIUS Passive Building Rating System


Total Credit Hours: 12