Taught course

Built Environment: Environmental Design and Engineering

UCL - University College London · Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources

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Entry requirements

The normal minimum qualifications are a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

For applicants without a first degree or full professional membership, but with relevant and substantial work experience in the field, a special qualifying examination may be set. Details of this route can be obtained from the Bartlett's Graduate Faculty Office.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Months of entry


Course content

There is an urgent need for more efficient, sustainable buildings. UCL’s Environmental Design and Engineering MSc develops new generations of experts to apply innovative, sustainable approaches to building design and operation. For over 40 years, we have continually produced a stream of high-achieving graduates sought after by the biggest names in building design and construction.

UCL’s Environmental Design and Engineering MSc trains students to tackle urgent environmental issues in the build environment with innovative, interdisciplinary thinking. You will join a global cohort of students studying cutting-edge, sustainable approaches building design and operation. 

You will learn from academics who generate ground-breaking research in environmental design and engineering. Our research is embedded within the course, exposing you to the highest level of live research. 

Our extensive network of graduates drive change in building design and construction. We draw on their experiences and placements in leading companies to enrich this Master's and keep the programme industrially relevant.

This Master’s is delivered by UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering in the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources – home to specialist institutes in energy, environmental design and engineering, resources and heritage.  

The Bartlett Faculty brings together the multidisciplinary specialisms required to research, understand, design, construct and operate the built environment of the future. 

The QS World University Rankings (2021) ranks The Bartlett, our faculty, as #1 for Architecture/Built Environment studies in the UK and #2 in the World. The Bartlett’s research received the UK's most world-leading ratings for Built Environment research in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.

As you student benefit from:

  • A world leading, multidisciplinary learning environment. 
  • Studying in London, at the heart of a large cluster of creative architects and engineering firms and next to the UK's seat of government and finance.
  • Our Institute’s long-standing track-record of excellence in building design and engineering research.
  • Our long-standing established relationships with industry, policy makers and academia, who give guest lectures in our Institute.
  • Our extensive alumni network, many of whom are now within London and the UK’s major building and engineering firms, who also attend networking events with our Master’s students.
  • An inclusive environment that promotes global citizenship, and an ethos of equality and diversity

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


The programme is delivered through a combination of interactive seminars, individual and group tutorials, site visits and a residential field trip. Assessment is through unseen examination, coursework, and the built environment report. Joint coursework, including a major low-energy architectural design project, is carried out by students in multidisciplinary teams.

Course contact details

+44 (0) 20 3370 1214