Description

Develop the skills to become an environmental design specialist and create buildings that combine sustainability with comfortable living.

Our course brings together architectural design and engineering so you can create spaces that are practical and sustainable as well as beautiful. You’ll learn how to design buildings with low-carbon footprints and a focus on comfortable and healthy living. There is a need for trained professionals who know how to reduce the environmental impact of construction. We’ll help you develop your design and technical skills throughout the course to meet this need.

As part of this degree, you can also take an optional five-day intensive course in Passivhaus design. This gives you the opportunity and training to become a qualified Passivhaus designer or consultant. There is an extra cost for taking this course.

Based in our Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, you’ll learn from academics with expertise in the effects of climate change on the built infrastructure and the need for sustainable development. Their international collaborations and research activity feed into our teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

We have a range of facilities to support your studies including environmental monitoring facilities and an artificial sky with light meters. You’ll also have access to specialist computer and software facilities for environmental modelling.

Your knowledge will prepare you for a career in industry, research or academia where you can make a valuable contribution to sustainable development. You’ll graduate equipped to:

  •  reappraise the design process and apply engineering principles to building design
  • understand how people use buildings to inform your design solutions
  • research and use new concepts and technologies to develop sustainable building strategies

Study Details:

MSc/PGDip 1 year full-time

Module Details:

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Semester 1

  • Buildings, people and environment
  • Sustainable construction materials
  • Thermal performance of building envelopes
  • Integrated design and modelling

Semester 2

  • Integrated design and modelling (continued from semester 1)
  • Building integrated environmental systems
  • Research methods

Summer

  • Dissertation

Student Destinations

Your knowledge will prepare you for a career in industry, research or academia where you can make a valuable contribution to sustainable development. You’ll graduate equipped to:

– reappraise the design process and apply engineering principles to building design
– understand how people use buildings to inform your design solutions
– research and use new concepts and technologies to develop sustainable building strategies

Fees

Learn more via the fees and funding page: https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-2019/taught-postgraduate-courses/msc-architectural-engineering-environmental-design/#fees-funding

Entry Requirements

 

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or internationally recognised equivalent, typically a high 2:2 or above.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in architecture, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

 

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