Taught course

Energy and Sustainable Building Design

Institution
De Montfort University · School of Computer Science and Informatics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant numerate subject, for example engineering, physical sciences, mathematics. Architects with an interest in computer modelling are also encouraged to apply.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The need for sustainable approaches to building design is universally acknowledged. As the effects of climate change are felt, the drive towards more energy-efficient buildings is intensifying. Sustainable buildings need not be technologically complex, but a high level of sophistication in design procedures and performance analysis is required.

The course has been accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute for completing the educational requirements for chartered engineer registration. CIBSE is an international body which represents and provides services to the building services profession, with a membership of 17,000, one-fifth of which is outside the UK. The Energy Institute is the leading professional body for the energy industries, supporting almost 12,000 professionals.

  • Flexible study options - the course is designed to be flexible and fit around you with on campus, part-time or full-time or distance learning options, and multiple exit awards from a full master’s to a single module
  • Accredited by CIBSE and the Energy Institute - ensuring you will benefit from the highest quality teaching, and graduate with a recognised qualification
  • Interdisciplinary teaching - develop a broad insight in to energy and sustainability issues, with in-depth knowledge of computer modelling techniques for the design of modern sustainable buildings
  • Excellent graduate career prospects - graduates of the programme have gone on to work for the European Commission, Mott MacDonald, WSP Group, WYG, and Arup; as well as a variety of other energy and environmental consultancies, central and local government and multinational organisations
  • Academic and research expertise - with more than 30-year’s research experience, our Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD) research and teaching staff provide students with a unique opportunity to learn from scientists actively involved in furthering knowledge and sharing expertise

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    This course can also be studied via distance learning.

Course contact details

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