Taught course

Sustainable Mega-Buildings

Cardiff University · Welsh School of Architecture

Entry requirements

The course is suitable for graduates in disciplines related to the built environment, such as architecture, urban design, building services engineering, building technology or a relevant discipline in engineering or the built environment, Applicants should normally hold a first or second class Honours degree from a British or recognised overseas university. Applicants with relevant professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Course Aims

This interdisciplinary programme aims to prepare students for professional autonomy and excellence in mega-building design and planning. The programme aims to train students for adopting the role of planners and designers of mega-buildings that perform sustainably, and gaining the skills required in response to the rising interest in sustainable design of the built environment. Taught modules, project work and dissertations are aimed at equipping students with cognitive, experiential, analytic and synthetic skills, thus enabling them to engage in interdisciplinary design and practice of sustainable mega-buildings.

Special Features

  • The programme modules are designed to comply with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) criteria and standards,
  • Based on research strengths within the School.
  • Designed for the needs of students from overseas.
  • Available for full-time and part-time study.
  • Provides a practical grounding in the subject for professionals.
  • Of growing relevance to careers in the built environment

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Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English or Welsh must satisfy the English Language requirements for entry to the University by attainment of a minimum IELTS overall score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Ms Christine Heywood
+44 (0)29 2087 9332