Certificate in Sustainability Management and Enterprise Process Excellence

Formerly: Sustainability Management

Today, we live in challenging times with a fractured, unsustainable society and economy. In response to a growing need to move the world toward sustainable development and sustainable practices, a whole new profession is emerging. Sustainability management is of strategic importance globally in order to enhance and maximize the organizational impacts of the principles of sustainability in order to enhance and maximize the organizational impacts of the principles of sustainability by addressing the social, economic, and environmental dimensions – also known as the Triple Bottom Line (TBL or 3BL) or People-Planet-Profits (PPP) issues.

This unique certificate provides the competencies identified as being most critical to the successful performance of professionals working in the field of sustainability management by applying high demand tools and techniques of Lean Six Sigma quality assurance to further address management challenges, problem solving, and solution execution. The students will have the ability to leverage Lean Six Sigma processes and decision making in order to achieve business, economic, and sustainability goals at their places of work.

For detailed certificate and program information, please visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/sustain.

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Admission Criteria

It is recommended that applicants have the following:

Undergraduate degree in a relevant field with a GPA of 2.0, or equivalent

OR

A post-secondary diploma with a GPA of 2.0, or equivalent, AND three years of full-time relevant employment, subject to approval of the certificate’s academic coordinator

OR

A total equivalent of four years of relevant full-time employment, subject to the approval of the certificate’s academic coordinator

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Transfer Credits

Up to three transfer credits may be granted for previous studies similar to the courses listed in the elective streams. If an appropriate equivalency is established, a specific credit will be granted; however, a generic transfer credit (CKSS GEN) will be considered if a direct course equivalency cannot be established, but the course falls within one of the four elective streams of the certificate.

The primary requirements for a course to be considered for the CKSS GEN credit is as follows:

It must connect to and/or fall within one of the General, Architecture and Landscape Design, Environmental Management, or Socioeconomics of Sustainability Forces and Progress elective streams

OR

It must cover, in varying degrees, all of the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability/sustainable development

Program Open House

Students who have questions about the admission requirements and/or would like to know more about this certificate are invited to attend a Program Open House. Please see Open House for dates, times, and location.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of six single-term courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required for the certificate.

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate. Certificate requirements must be completed within six years from the time you were first admitted into the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Required Courses

CKSS 100   Sustainability:  Fundamentals in Sustainability I
CKSS 101   Sustainability:  Fundamentals in Sustainability II
CKSS 210   Sustainability:  Lean Six Sigma Contin Improvement
CKSS 211   Sustainability:  Lean Six Sigma Sust Bus Enterprise


Electives

Students select a total of two electives from one or more of the four streams.

General

CHTT 510   Hospitality and Tourism:  Sustainable Tourism Development
CKPM 202   Project Management:  Fundamentals of Project Management
CKSS 102   Sustainability:  Designing a Sust-Enterprise
CKSS 212   Sustainability:  Lean Six Sigma Quality Assurance


Architecture and Landscape Design

CKAR 500   Architecture:  Sustainable Buildings
CKAR 601   Architectural Preservation and Conservation:  Building Science for Architectural Preservation and Conservation
CKAR 610   Architectural Preservation and Conservation:  Architectural Preservation and Conservation Techniques
CKLA 400   Landscape Design:  Ecology and Sustainable Landscapes
CKLA 430   Landscape Design:  Making and Meaning of Landscapes
CKLA 450   Landscape Design:  Landscape Restoration


Environmental Management

CKES 130   Environmental Engineering Science:  Applied Ecology
CKES 160   Environmental Engineering Science:  Waste Management
CKES 180   Environmental Engineering Science:  Site Assessment
CKES 190   Environmental Engineering Science:  Renewable Energy and Green Technology
CKES 210   Environmental Engineering Science:  Applied Environmental Analysis
CKES 220   Environmental Engineering Science:  Environmental Law and Practice


Socioeconomics of Sustainability Forces and Progress

CECN 502   Economics:  Economics of Natural Resources
CECN 510   Economics:  Environmental Economics
CFNY 404   Food Security:  Food Policy and Programs for Food Security
CFNY 407   Food Security:  Community Development and Food Security
CKEI 100   Energy Management:  Energy Innovation and Entrepreneurship
CKEI 110   Energy Management:  Energy Conservation: Emerging Trends
CKEI 120   Energy Management:  Energy and the Public Policy Debate in Canada
CKEI 130   Energy Management:  An Introduction to Smart Grid
CKSS 201   Sustainability:  Sustainability Topics and Trends
CVFN 410   Food Security:  Understanding Urban Agriculture
CVFN 411   Food Security:  Dimensions of Urban Agriculture
CVFN 412   Food Security:  Urban Agriculture Types
CVFN 413   Food Security:  Urban Agriculture Policy-Making


Note to registered certificate program students
Effective Fall 2014, the Certificate in Sustainability Management has been revised to Sustainability Management and Enterprise Process Excellence. Students who were formally registered in the certificate prior to July 1, 2014, must complete the requirements in effect at the time of their registration. The movement of CKSS 102 (to the Electives – General Stream) and the addition of CKSS 210 and CKSS 211 increases the number of required courses for certificate completion from three to four. The number of elective courses has been reduced from three to two.

Required Courses
CKSS 102 is now an Elective in the General Stream.
CKSS 210 and CKSS 211 added.

Electives
A new stream added as per the following:
General Electives – CHTT 510, CKPM 202, CKSS 102, CKSS 212

Natural Environment Electives
Name change: Environmental Management

Urban Environment Electives
Name change: Architecture and Landscape Design
CKEI 110, CKEI 130, CVFN 410, CVFN 411, CVFN 412, and CVFN 413 moved to Socioeconomics of Sustainability Forces and Progress Stream

Socioeconomics of Sustainability Forces Electives
Name change: Socioeconomics of Sustainability Forces and Progress
CHTT 510 and CKPM 202 moved to General Stream

Professional Development

You can receive an acknowledgement of professional achievement once you have successfully completed three courses as follows:

Professional Development Award: Sustainability Management and Enterprise Process Excellence requires completion of any three of the following courses: CKSS 100, CKSS 101, CKSS 210, and/or CKSS 211.

Distance Education

The following courses are available in a distance education format this academic year.

CFNY 404   Food Security:  Food Policy and Programs for Food Security
CFNY 407   Food Security:  Community Development and Food Security
CKEI 100   Energy Management:  Energy Innovation and Entrepreneurship
CKEI 110   Energy Management:  Energy Conservation: Emerging Trends
CKEI 120   Energy Management:  Energy and the Public Policy Debate in Canada
CKEI 130   Energy Management:  An Introduction to Smart Grid
CKLA 400   Landscape Design:  Ecology and Sustainable Landscapes
CKPM 202   Project Management:  Fundamentals of Project Management
CKSS 100   Sustainability:  Fundamentals in Sustainability I
CKSS 101   Sustainability:  Fundamentals in Sustainability II
CKSS 210   Sustainability:  Lean Six Sigma Contin Improvement
CKSS 211   Sustainability:  Lean Six Sigma Sust Bus Enterprise
CKSS 212   Sustainability:  Lean Six Sigma Quality Assurance
CVFN 410   Food Security:  Understanding Urban Agriculture
CVFN 411   Food Security:  Dimensions of Urban Agriculture
CVFN 412   Food Security:  Urban Agriculture Types