Bond University recently became the first university in Australia to be awarded Accredited Centre Status by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) for the Bachelor of Property and Sustainable Development (Construction Management & Quantity Surveying). The Bachelor degree is offered by the Mirvac School of Sustainable Development which forms part of the newly launched Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture.
CIOB Accreditation is an internationally recognised seal of quality assurance for the teaching institute and the gold standard of educational programs in the built environment. The award of accreditation signifies that both the teaching institute and the program have met the highest standards of quality.
Bond University Director of the Institute of Sustainable Development & Architecture and Head of Mirvac School of Sustainable Development, George Earl is thrilled with the accreditation.
“We are proud to be the first University in Australia to achieve direct CIOB Accreditation for our Bachelor of Property & Sustainable Development (CM&QS) degree,” he said.
“It continues our commitment to provide our students with the greatest opportunity to apply their skills in sustainable construction not only in Australia but internationally.”
CIOB Head of Education, Rosalind Thorpe is also excited about the strengthening relationship with Bond.
“International accreditation places Bond University in the league of such acclaimed universities as Salford University, UK and National University of Singapore,” she said
CIOB Executive members attended the recent Institute of Sustainable Development & Architecture student awards night to officially announce the Institute’s new accreditation status. Mr Varoujan Bedrossian, President CIOB Australasia and Dr Kerry London, Vice-President CIOB Australasia attended the evening, with CIOB Industry member Mr Brian Howard also attending.
The CIOB is comprised of over 45 000 global members and are reputed to be the international voice of the building profession.