Taught course

Renewable Energy and Architecture

Institution
University of Nottingham · Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent)

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc Renewable Energy and Architecture is a multi-disciplinary course for world-wide integration of renewable energy and sustainable energy and building technologies into the site plan and building form, fabric and services with focus on climate and human comfort, using architectural and engineering techniques and powerful computer and laboratory simulations.

This international course is carefully structured to accommodate the interests and skills of those who are related to building design and technology and building energy and environmental performance. It is open to applicants from various backgrounds, including architecture, engineering (mechanical, civil/structural, electrical and building engineering) and town planning/urban design.

The course addresses issues such as:

  • sustainable building design and construction
  • energy use
  • new and renewable energy technologies
  • novel materials and their influence on buildings and occupant comfort.

It is designed to stimulate and encourage novel and imaginative solutions to the challenging task of designing sustainable, energy efficient and environmentally responsible buildings and cities worldwide.

By the end of the course, you will have gained useful and technical knowledge as well as experience on this subject, and you will be adept at communicating and presenting yourself and your projects to an audience.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS: 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Department of Architecture web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations47
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Dissertation33 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
pg-applications-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 115 951 5151