Entry requirements

Upper second class (2:1) honours degree in engineering, science, mathematics, or discipline related to building services engineering. Graduates in architecture with good mathematical skills are also encouraged to apply. Other qualifications supplemented with relevant industrial experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough is an outstanding place to study and is ranked 2nd in the UK for Building in the Times Good University Guide 2015.

This programme is aimed at anyone interested in learning more about the design and operation of low energy buildings with the added attraction of three modules dedicated to computer modelling of building performance – an essential skill for anyone wishing to work in today’s rapidly changing world of building engineering consultancy.

Modules are taught by world-leading experts in the field who have designed some of the world’s most innovative low energy buildings. These design experiences provide unique case study material which students find exciting and invaluable for their own research and design work.

The programme is accredited for further learning for CEng and professional membership by CIBSE and the Energy Institute and benefits from its links with the Royal Academy of Engineering Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design.

The course attracts students from all over the world, including countries such as Greece, Iran, China, France, Germany and Colombia. This is attractive to potential employers who often have international offices around the world.

Compulsory Modules

■Building Energy Consumption

■Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Technologies

■Building Control and Commissioning

■Concept Design

■Low Carbon Building Design

■Advanced Thermal Modelling

■Advanced Airflow Modelling

■Advanced Lighting Modelling

■Research Project

■Research Methods in Building Performance

Key Facts

  • An outstanding place to study. The School of Civil and Building Engineering is ranked 2nd in the UK for Building in the Times Good University Guide 2015
  • Research-led teaching from international experts. 75% of the School’s research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest Government Research Excellence Framework.
  • The programme is accredited by the two main institutions representing energy and buildings – the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers and the Energy Institute. On successful completion of the course, students are deemed to meet the education requirements for both institutions and their applications can be endorsed by course tutors.

External Examiner Feedback

We’re extremely proud of the quality and teaching of this course. Below are comments directly from an impartial external examiner for this course.

The external examiner praised the quality of the course and the standing of the academics who deliver it. In particular, he commented “The academic standards in evidence … are among the best for programmes of this kind in the UK” and “The programmes are supported by a vibrant team of academic specialists engaging in relevant cutting-edge research”. During his meetings with students, the external examiner noted “The students were highly complementary about the quality of teaching and, in particular, about the informal access to academic staff to get help and support”.% coursework.

Information for international students

International students require English language score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1509 222 496