Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.59
Liaison Julie Price
Submission Date July 29, 2016
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University of Alabama at Birmingham
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Julie Price
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Sustainable Smart Cities Masters Program

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

Award Overview
The Sustainable Smart Cities Master's program from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (USA) and Staffordshire University (UK) is a unique professional postgraduate program that provides an inter-disciplinary grounding in the principles, application and key technologies required to develop sustainable smart cities.

Delivered by experienced faculty at both UAB and Staffordshire University, this genuinely international program will equip you with the knowledge, skills and critical thinking to assess, design and implement sustainable smart cities strategies across the globe.

The program offers a broad curriculum covering sustainability theory, sustainable urban development, low carbon and renewable energy systems, green infrastructure, natural resource management, health and liveability, transport and mobility, big data analytics and smart technologies.

Who should take this program?
This program is aimed at leaders and professionals in public and private sector organisations who seek to design, develop, and deliver smart and sustainable urban solutions. It will be suitable for the following:
Senior Executives, Mayors, and Elected Representatives
Policy Makers
Building Services Engineers
Urban Planners
Architects
Urban Designers
Civil and Transport Engineers
Real Estate Professionals
Software Programmers
ICT Professionals
Public Health and Social Medicine Professionals
Environmental and Sustainability Managers
Social Scientists
This award is particularly suitable for graduates who have been working for a number of years and are looking to take the next step in their career, or professionals seeking a change of direction.


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
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Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Master of Public Health in Environmental Health & Toxicology

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

Students pursuing the MPH degree acquire competency in the fundamental public health disciplines; the basic public health sciences; data analysis and policy analysis; communications; program planning and administration; public health systems and the organization of health services in the United States and abroad; recognition and analysis of ethical or legal issues in public health and professional practice; cultural, behavioral, genetic, environmental, political, geographic, and socioeconomic factors in health; the global nature of health and the needs of special populations, such as mothers and children, ethnic minorities, and vulnerable populations; and in the integration of core public health disciplines in public health problem decision-making processes.

The MPH concentration in Environmental Health & Toxicology studies the links between the environment and public health, studying all aspects of this process from initial exposure to toxicant action to science-based policy development. We train students to recognize and assess exposures, determine the toxicity risk to the public, and design and properly communicate strategies to reduce risk and help set appropriate policy.

Graduates will be able to do the following upon completion of the program:

Demonstrate practical knowledge of environmental regulations.
Specify approaches for assessing air- and water-borne agents.
Describe critical factors of exposure assessment studies.
Explain how environmental factors impact human health.
Specify approaches for assessing environmental hazards.
Employ risk assessment approaches.
Describe regulatory programs and agencies that influence environmental and occupational health issues.
Explain how environmental justice impacts health.
Communicate scientific information in public and professional venues.


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