Taught course

Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design

University of Bath · Faculty of Engineering and Design

Entry requirements

You should have a bachelor's honours degree or internationally recognised equivalent, typically a high 2:2 or above.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop the skills to become an environmental design specialist and create buildings that combine sustainability with comfortable living.

Our course brings together architectural design and engineering so you can create spaces that are practical, beautiful and sustainable. You'll learn how to design buildings with a low-carbon footprint and a focus on comfortable and healthy living. Industry needs professionals with the training to reduce the environmental impact of construction. You'll learn the core design principles and technical skills that will prepare you for a career in environmental design.

Your studies will cover topics such as the role of the occupant in energy use, low-impact materials, natural ventilation and renewable energy. The design integration project gives you the chance to work in teams on a design brief set by our industry partners. You and your team will apply aspects of environmental design using the knowledge you’ve gained so far.

Based in our Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, you'll learn from academics with expertise in the effects of climate change on the built infrastructure and the need for sustainable development. Their international collaborations and research activity feed into our teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

We have a range of facilities to support your studies. Our laboratories and workshops contain machinery and equipment that meet industry standards. These include environmental monitoring facilities and an artificial sky with light meters. You’ll also have access to specialist computer and software facilities for environmental modelling.

Our course builds your knowledge so that you can make a valuable contribution to sustainable development. The practical and theoretical skills you develop will equip you for a career in industry, research or academia. You’ll graduate equipped to:

  • reappraise the design process and apply engineering principles to building design
  • understand how people use buildings to inform your design solutions
  • research and use new concepts and technologies to develop sustainable building strategies

Information for international students

English language requirements

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

Fees and funding

Learn more at the funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)122 538 5115