Taught course

Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design

University of Bath · Faculty of Engineering and Design

Entry requirements

A first or strong second class UK honours degree or internationally recognised equivalent in Architecture or engineering-related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The environmental impact of buildings is significant, accounting for around 50% of carbon emissions in the UK. As a result, there is a need for construction professionals, and building designers in particular, who have the skills and knowledge base to create buildings with a low carbon footprint and reduced environmental impact.

The MSc in Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design programme is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge base to create buildings that have a low carbon footprint and reduced environmental impact yet provide the comfort expected in modern buildings.

Learning outcomes

Students will learn how to re-appraise the design process and develop sustainability strategies for building projects. Graduates will be qualified to pursue careers as specialists in architectural and engineering practices.

The programme is delivered in a modular format, comprising 10 taught units (undertaken in 4-day blocks) and a dissertation. The programme can be studied full time or part time. It is also available as a PG Diploma and CPD.

Research-led teaching

The programme is based on research expertise within the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. The Department is the home of Centres founded to embrace research into the effects on the built infrastructure of climate change and the need for sustainable development, each with particular focus on materials and products, BRE CICM, and sustainable building design, EDEn.

Information for international students

Where English is not a first language: IELTS 7.0, with at least 6.5 in each of the 4 components; or PTE Academic, with at least 62 in each component.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty Graduate Office
+44 (0) 1225 386252