Description

Develop the knowledge of building design practice, methodologies and processes sought after by engineering and architectural design firms and contractors.

Our master’s introduces you to the challenges of managing building design processes and practices in industry. Using multidisciplinary approaches, you’ll learn how to balance conflicting design tensions in projects and integrate regulatory requirements with low-carbon certification and basic building physics. During the course, you’ll explore a range of areas including building physics, regulations and codes, sustainability and well-being standards. You’ll also study the relationship between Building Information Modelling (BIM) and collaborative integrated design management.

Using dynamic digital modelling tools, you’ll apply your knowledge to optimise low-carbon building envelope solutions. You’ll put theory into practice working on live project briefs with students from different construction-related disciplines. This challenges you to solve design problems in real time while gaining an insight into multidisciplinary collaboration.

Combining your research dissertation with a three-month placement allows you to embed what you’ve learnt in a professional context. It also gives you the chance to deliver solutions to real industry problems posed by your company.

Study Details:

MSc 4 semesters full-time

Module Details:

Compulsory course units

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

Semester 1 and 2

  • Professional and research skills for the construction industry
  • Project and construction management
  • Integrated delivery of low carbon buildings

Semester 2

  • Multidisciplinary project

Summer and final semester

  • Professional practice placement
  • Research dissertation

Student Destinations

Start your future here

We developed our course with professional industry partners in architecture and civil engineering. This ensures that your studies reflect everyday practice in the construction sector. When you graduate, your knowledge of low-carbon and energy efficient design will help you start a career in engineering and design consultancies worldwide.

Some of our best performing students continue their studies with us through our PhD programme.

Fees

Learn more via the fees and funding page: https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-2020/taught-postgraduate-courses/msc-modern-building-design/#fees-funding

Entry Requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international 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 or environmental engineering.

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

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